I ran across Zoto in quest to find a decent and cheap online backup for my all my photos. I love to take photos and a lot of my photos are in in RAW format, so they can take up a lot of room.
I started reading about Zoto and it seemed like it might fit the bill for all my JPGs and I was ok with that.
Turns out that Zoto wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but it turned out to be pretty cool never the less. Some say a Flickr wanna be but I say so what…who cares?
Zoto allows you to create folders and upload as many photos as you like. Share or make them private. They can handle photos up to 20mb in size and they offer a pretty cool interface. There is a lot of technology that you’ve seen before like a lightbox but they do it well and it looks good.
There is also a simple uploader you can put on you computer and all you have to do is drag and drop the individual photos or a whole folder. I would have liked to seen the folder structure be keep instead of just uploading into a “all photos” folder. It creates a lot of extra work in the name of organization.
All in all I think Zoto is a fair opponent to Flickr if you take into consideration the unlimited storage.
Zoto gets a thumbs up for me if I want to share photos with friends but as photo backup it just doesn’t cut it.
Then again, it’s not trying to be a backup service.