Traditionally photography has been at the forefront of the technology movement, and with the advent of digital photography this has become even more so. Now, with all of these images that take up our hard drive storage space, people are looking for ways to not only share their photos, but also to make sure that their images are taken care of in case of disaster.
That solution, at least for today, is the cloud. While hardly perfect, it is convenient, easy to access, and fairly dependable when you pick a reliable company. Photography Applications for Cloud Computing uses a step-by-step process to discover well known platforms for storing, organizing, sharing, and editing photographs. This book is 256 pages and is divided into 24 chapters and 8 parts.
Part I, "Cloud Features Today," looks at the fact that even if you don't understand what "the cloud" is, chances are you are using it if you are using Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or any of a host of social networks to share your images. This effectively means anything online like your webpage, blog, or anything that houses your images externally.
This part will take you along so that you can understand what the cloud is, what parts there are to it, and how it can be used as a system. It also looks at the infrastructure of the cloud and how it keeps the internet moving seven days a week, 24-hours a day. Finally you will look at where and how your images are stored in the cloud--the servers, how data is transferred, and how you connect to it.
Part II, "Cloud Use Today," examines the state of cloud technology today, what is available for your use, and what the potential problems are. Photo sharing sites have been around for over a decade, and while much has changed, these sites still have to make money to stay in business.
This part begins by looking at both photo hosting sites as well as photo storage sites--the former is for displaying or sharing your images, and the latter is for offline backup in case of disaster. Next are issues of security. When you post an image online it has ability to be stolen and used for other purposes. There is a chapter on what risks may become of your photos, and some of what can be done about it. This part finishes off by defining some of the file types that are used in the cloud.