If you like storing your images in the cloud it seems the number of options is growing by the day. Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive and Google+ Photos are among the most popular services but now it appears Microsoft is upping its game and attempting to make its OneDrive Cloud service the number one choice for photographers via an update that will be introduced in several steps over the next few weeks. 

As before you can configure OneDrive to automatically back up your pictures in the cloud when using the Android, iOS, or Windows Phone apps. When you do so you now get double the free storage space, 30GB which should allow you to store more than 12,000 images. Additionally you can now automatically import photos from devices that attach to your computer, such as USB sticks and back up images that are attached to emails directly to OneDrive from Outlook.com. 

The presentation of images has been improved as well. The new albums can be created with images from different OneDrive folders and view them in chronological order. Photos are grouped together by time and location and for quick browsing you can view photos grouped by month. In addition thumbnails are larger than before and single-image view fills the entire screen. Albums are introduced to the OneDrive web version and iOS app today, Android and Windows Phone apps will follow soon. 

Lastly the OneDrive team has worked with their colleagues from Bing to integrate advanced search functions that let you search your OneDrive images by time, location, or both manually added or automatically created tags. If you to give OneDrive a spin you can sign up on the web or download one of the mobile apps.

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