Where And How a Photo is Stored
When you edit a photo online, odds are you are either editing it for yourself or plan on sharing it online. Either way, it is important to learn where and how any photos you upload to an online photo editor are stored. The where is the first key factor.
You don't want to get started only to have the editor's server crash. Check with the website you are editing photos on to see if your images are being stored during the editing process to prevent losing your work until you are finished. Having your photos stored also lets you come back and edit more at your leisure. If you are short on time, having photos stored is a wonderful feature.
The next item to look at is how the photos are stored. Are they stored temporarily, meaning they will be removed as soon as you are finished? Are they stored until you decide to remove them? Some online photo editing sites, like Pixlr, don't require you to even upload files if you have Flash 10 or later. Instead, you work directly in your browser instead of from the site's servers.
Exactly where and how photos are stored are just a few of the privacy concerns you have to deal with. You don't want others to be able to edit your photos because you lost your work, but the file itself wasn't deleted. You also want to make certain any photos you upload go to the website's servers and not a third party. For ultimate security, choose a site that doesn't require uploading files at all.