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  1. sean76

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    OK I have Verizon sending me a new Nexus because mine will just die in under 2 hrs with hardly any use..

    What's the best way to back up all these photos I've taken over the Holidays, and then just sync them over to the new phone?
     

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    1. Over USB or wifi to your PC, back to the new phone.

    2. Drop box.

    3. Picasa. I would have listed this option first but I've read people are having trouble with it, I am not though.
     
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    i would have them sync to my google+ account. it will store them all there... then when you get your new phone it will xfer them all right back
     
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    Google+ will store them with a lower resolution than picasa. Picasa also lowers the resolution a little bit, but not as much as google+.

    Unfortunately I can't find any sources right now. I'll edit the post when I find them.
     
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    Yes..this is the rout I was going to take, just worried about the resolution being very poor! Lol...an SD card would come in handy right now.
     
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    So between the 2 you'd go with Picasa?
    How bout security? I never used either of these 2...I can lock em down to only be viewable by me right? And then they'll sync right to the new phone?
     
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    who said that? both google+ and picasa store your photos at original resolution. the thumbnails are downrezzed, but you have the option of downloading your pics at original full resolution. with google+ it's in the lower left corner under options. "download full size"
     
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    Correct that if you upload directly to Picasa your pictures are kept at full size, but if you use instant upload with G+ or even share pictures to G+ they are reduced to a max width of 2048 and I think they might even apply some additional compression. I just verified this with my own picture that have gone up via each method.

    I sure hope that G+ photos becomes more like Picasa and not the other way around... I've been using Picasa for a long time to backup, store and share pictures.

    Also +1 for dropbox if you just want to backup your pictures. Picasa is better option for sharing, editing, etc.
     
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    I just want to be able to back up my photos, and then the Availability to download them to a new device. I have zero desire to edit or share them in a public folder or anything like that.

    It sounds like drop box is for me!
     
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