Why Myra Cloud is Better than Dropbox for Photo Backup

Many people found it convenient to use Dropbox for photo backup, but that’s a really bad idea, as it’s really not designed for that.

A question of cloud storage space

Somehow Dropbox has a reputation of providing a lot of space, but that’s only true if you consider storing documents. Once you start uploading high resolution photos you will run out of space quickly.

Dropbox only offers 2 GB free space whereas Myra Cloud offers a whopping 100 GB of free space.

If you run out of space, you can buy more for just $3 per terabyte per month (which costs about $8 at Dropbox).

So in terms of space, there is no contest.

What about phone backup features?

In terms of quantity, Dropbox certainly has MORE features than Myra Cloud, but that’s not a good thing if you are looking for a photo backup service.

If you want to keep your photos backed up, safe and private, your backup service should not try do get you to use a thousand sharing functions and tell you about the “Dropbox Paper” (which is pretty cool, by the way, if that’s what you’re looking for).

One of the features Dropbox actually invented is the dreaded sync button which is convenient for document sharing, but terrible for backup. Basically, if you “free up space” on your phone, it syncs that to your cloud, meaning it deletes the files from your cloud as well!

That’s where Myra Cloud is really different, we only have an upload button and if you really want to delete any of your backed up photos, you have to go to the Myra Cloud and specifically select and delete them. You cannot do it by accident.

Full resolution photos

Finally, you can upload full resolution photos to Dropbox, but as you will run out of space right away, that’s a no-go. You are forced to decide between spending huge amounts of money, deleting your precious photos or reducing the quality, something that you can never undo in case you regret it.


A totally free photo backup service with 100 GB free space. Enough for about 10,000 photos in Full HD

No! With Myra Cloud you always maintain the original resolution that the photo was shot in. We automatically make smaller versions as well so you can more easily and quickly browse your photos.

The expensive part is the infrastructure to handle global scale and that is already done. Space is in itself not very expensive and we hope of course some people upgrade to Premium or order the occasional photo book.

For starters, the you get 50 times more free space in Myra Cloud than in Dropbox and if you need more, that’s cheaper too. Also, if you don’t want the whole world to see your private family pictures, then Dropbox might not be a good choice, as it’s scattered with “Share” buttons that no one is really sure how exactly works.

Facebook will decrease your photo quality to a level where it is unusable for print. Myra Cloud will not decrease your photo quality at all and you will maintain the original quality that the photo was shot in!

Good question. Google has a good offering with Google Photos, but if you are interested in storing full resolution photos at low cost, then Myra Cloud is the clear winner. You get 5 times more free space and when you run out, Myra Cloud is still about 3 times cheaper.

Another reason you might prefer Myra Cloud is that Google Photos is just so feature heavy that it is very slow and seems no longer to be about your photos. Myra Cloud is focused on giving a FAST browsing experience, even on low end laptops.

Not today, but very soon. Videos are not the main focus of Myra Cloud, but we will definitely support uploading videos, playing them back and downloading them again.

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