I am always looking for ways to simplify my life. The one goal for the year is to simplify or minimize all areas of my life. That includes some personal things like clothing and some digital things like file storage.
Today I wanted to see if I could purchase more storage on Adobe Cloud.
I am a member and subscribe to the Photography package which includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC and 2 GB of storage. To most people 2 GB is a lot, right? Let me give you my back-story. Why am I posting this? Just in case you are wondering the same thing.
File storage is a big deal for me as I have high-resolution digital images of my oil paintings and plenty of digital art and photos. My images total over 127 GB and climbing.
So to keep all of this stuff safe is a big concern to me. The storage I do have is in-house such as a 1 T hard drive on my laptop, a NAS storage device with mirrored 1 T drives. I also use several free on-line storage places like Google Drive, Microsoft’s One Drive and Drop Box. This is a mess as far as I am concerned. So I want to simplify my file storage
Back to the Story:
So today I wanted to see if I could purchase more storage on Adobe cloud. After searching the web and Adobe forums on the subject, I found that Adobe is rather limited on the storage they allow their users to have and they do not sell additional storage. What? Do not sell storage?
There are plenty of comments on the forums about this subject and Adobe appears to be very steadfast in their position of not selling storage. I did not contact them because there is plenty of answers on the forms.
So I went to Adobe’s FAQ’s and this is what I found. They tell you how to delete files but not how to purchase more storage. So I stopped looking for answers because this tells the whole story. The story that Adobe will not come out and say. That they do not want to be in the storage business.
I realized that the storage they do offer is for temporary storage. A place to keep project files. Files that one can work on with a team or access from any connected device.
For example. Say I have 30 images I need to crop and get ready for posting to my Etsy shop. I can place them in Adobe Cloud and work on from my phone. When I am done I can move the files to a permanent storage place. This makes perfect sense to me. Why Adobe does not just come right out and state this somewhere in the pages of documentation I looked at is beyond my imagination.
So I tried out my workflow theory and it worked o.k. Not great, but OK. The image is too small on the phone. I think if I had a tablet it would be better. Even better yet, a Windows 10 tablet. Hey maybe I just justified purchasing a Windows tablet. Humm, I will have to think about that.
Thank you for reading.