Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Internet based photo storage

The Internet storage program I choose to research is Zoto version 3.0. Zoto is a web based photo storage program that allows you to store, access and share your photos at anytime, anywhere in the world. The web address needed to access this is, http://www.zoto.com/. Zoto is not a free program, but it does offer some key advantages that other free sites do not. Using Zoto there is no storage limit, files are automatically configured to your browser, and there are no pesky advertisements to deal with. As I said there is a cost, it is a yearly fee of $29.95 and for those who are not sure if they want the service there is a free seven day trial available.

Zoto offers a wide variety of features to its members such as drag-n-droppable homepages, sort able liquidized light boxes, highly customizable albums, 50% larger image detail photos, extremely fast photo tagging, powerful photo searching, unlimited storage, and no advertisements. Another very helpful feature of Zoto is that they offer video tutorials to beginners. There was one thing I found that made me suggest that you should wait to join Zoto for a while. That was that their tech support section is currently under development and would not be able to help you if you experienced problems early.

Zoto has several advantages and a few disadvantages that you should be aware of. One of the biggest advantages is the ability to access your personal pictures anywhere, anytime. Another advantage to using a web based photo storage system is that you have the opportunity to view other user’s pictures that may be of something that interests you. As I said there are disadvantages to the program that you should be aware of. The obvious disadvantage is that you have to pay for the service. Another disadvantage is the ever dangerous internet abusers that could use the pictures you post on the internet for things you didn’t intend them to be used for. Overall I would recommend this site to anyone looking for hassle free photo storage that doesn’t mind the service fee.

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