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Upload, Organize, and Store Photos Online

Easily back up and store photos with Shutterfly’s unlimited photo storage service.

While it’s easy to rack up thousands of photos between your digital camera, smartphone, and social media accounts, it’s hard to imagine losing a single one. Each image represents a precious memory that can’t easily be recreated or replaced. So it’s important to make sure that every photo you capture is safe, no matter what happens to your devices. There’s no better way to back up up your images than with Shutterfly’s unlimited photo storage service. Whereas a physical hard drive can fail, our photo storage service will keep your photos safe and secure. Best of all, when your photos are backed up with Shutterfly, you can access them from any device anytime when you want to look back on your memories and use them to create one-of-a-kind personalized products.

To help get you started with Shutterfly’s online photo storage service, we’ll walk you through the process of uploading pictures to the service from your computer, smartphone, or Facebook and Instagram accounts. Plus, we’ll explain how to organize your photos so they’re easy to find and use whenever you want to share them or transform them into custom gifts like wall art, photo books, photo prints, and more.

Back Up Photos With Shutterfly’s Unlimited Photo Storage

With Shutterfly’s photo storage service, you can save all of your best memories in just one place. From photos you take daily on your phone to the old pictures saved on your desktop computer, Shutterfly will store them all so you can download or share them at any time. You can even save all of the pictures you’ve taken on your social media accounts so they never get lost. And with the automatic upload feature, gather your photos from every device so you can create backups and store each image without even thinking about it. You can upload an unlimited number of photos, so you can watch your online photo library grow as you make more memories and take more pictures. .

Steps to Back Up and Upload Images

Uploading photos iPhone and Instagram to backup with Shutterfly's free photo storage service

Because of smartphones, we’re taking more photos than ever before. With snapshots of your kids’ biggest milestones, your dog’s cutest moments, and your most cherished family photos — it can be hard to keep track of all of the best memories in photo libraries. With Shutterfly’s unlimited photo storage service, we back up your photos from all of your devices to just one place, so they’re easy to access whenever you need them. From your smartphone and desktop computer to social media applications like Facebook and Instagram, you can store your photos online using whichever option works best for you. Instead of downloading your images to an external hard drive or deleting photos to create room on your devices, you can store as many photos as you want with an active account. Simply make a purchase every 18 months so you can save your most cherished. Keep reading to find the best way to back up photos online from each of your devices.

Upload Photos From Your Desktop

Is your computer hard drive filled with old photos? Save photo storage from your desktop computer and back up your photos with Shutterfly. Whether you’re uploading pictures from a family vacation or snapshots of your little one’s dance recital, it’s easy to back up photos online with our photo storage service. Follow the steps below to upload all your pictures from your computer so you they’re organized and ready to go whenever you need them.

  1. Log in to your Shutterfly account.
  2. On the top right of your screen, select My Photos.
  3. Click the Upload button on the top right corner of your screen, or drag and drop photos to upload.
  4. Once your images have uploaded, a notification will appear on the bottom with an option to add to an album or view all uploaded images.

Upload Photos From Your Smartphone

Thanks to our smartphones, we’re taking more photos than ever. From snapshots of Instagram-worthy meals to candid moments of your kids, you’ll want to make sure all of those memories are backed up and saved for whenever you’re ready to create something new. To store all of those incredible moments in one place, back up your photos from your smartphone to your Shutterfly account. Our unlimited photo storage service supports almost all mobile devices, including iPhone, Samsung, Pixel, and more.

  1. Log in to your Shutterfly account through the Shutterfly mobile app.
  2. Tap the Upload button on the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the photo album that contains the photos you want to upload.
  4. When you are finished selecting your images, tap on the Upload button.
  5. To find your uploaded photos, tap the Photos button on the button of the screen.

Upload Photos from Social Media

Social media is an incredible way to share photos and wonderful moments with family and friends. But social media apps like Facebook and Instagram aren’t the best ways to store pictures that you want to keep organized. Instead of scrolling through all of your different apps and years of photos to find your favorites, create backups to make sure they’re safe and easy to access.

Back Up Instagram Photos:

  1. Log in to your Shutterfly account.
  2. On the top right of your screen, select My Photos.
  3. Click the Upload button on the top corner of your screen.
  4. To import from Instagram, click on Instagram from the drop-down list. Authorization is required.
  5. Select the photos you want to upload.
  6. You can switch to have Shutterfly auto-import your photos from Instagram automatically.

Back Up Facebook Photos:

  1. Log in to your Shutterfly account.
  2. On the top right of your screen, select My Photos.
  3. Click the Upload button on the top corner of your screen.
  4. To import from Facebook, click on Facebook from the drop-down list. A new window will pop up asking you to sign in. 
  5. Continue on the sign-in page, and you will have the option to select photos or albums or import all your photos.
  6. If you choose to select photos or albums, a list of albums from your Facebook account will be displayed. Here you can pick an album to either pick Select Images or the whole album to import.

How to Organize Photos With Our Online Photo Storage Service

Once you have all of your photos backed up and stored with Shutterfly’s photo storage service, you’ll want to be able to find each photo quickly and easily. The photos from your wedding, the pictures you took at each of your kid’s soccer games this season, or all of your favorite photos of your grandparents from when they were young — you should be able to find them without any stress or hassle. With our online photo storage service, organizing your photos couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to organize photos with Shutterfly:

  • Tag your photos: Use our easy photo tagging features that enable you to tag your photos so you can find the picture you want more easily.
  • Sort with albums: Create albums of your uploaded photos so each special moment is easy to find. Make photo albums for any occasion like your baby’s first year, last year’s beach vacation, or the candid moments spent at home during 2020’s stay-at-home orders. This way, your photos will be ready to go when you decide to make custom photo books, greeting cards, or other personalized gifts and products.
  • Organize by date: The photos you’ve uploaded will be organized by date so you can find the photo you want from any day, month, or year.
Organizing photos online with Shutterfly's online photo storage

Wrapping Up

Photographs are a wonderful way to treasure all of your most special memories. Whether you’re uploading photos of family snapshots, portraits of your four-legged friend, or professional photography, Shutterfly offers the best photo storage to save all of those amazing memories. Our unlimited photo storage service makes it easy for you to upload, save, and organize your photos. Even better, when you’re done uploading you can transform your favorite photos into personalized gifts, photo books, wall art, photo prints, greeting cards, and more that you can cherish for years to come.