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The Narrative Library or Narrative Service is the online service that stores and processes all your photos. Automatic and effortless, it complements the Narrative Clip - but you can choose to opt out.
Can I store my photos locally on my computer's hard drive?
Yes, the Narrative Uploader software on your Mac/Windows PC has a simple setting where you can choose between "Narrative cloud upload", "Local storage" or "Both". However, if you choose local storage, you will not be able to use the Narrative app for automatic organization and easy browsing/sharing of your photos through your smartphone. You will also not get GPS data for your photos.
Why should I use BOTH the Narrative cloud AND local storage?
The Narrative Cloud gives you automatic organization into "moments", as well as stores full-resolution of all your images in addition to web-optimized sizes that are made for viewing and sharing online and through the Narrative App. With local storage you can choose to save an extra copy of all or any content you wish.
Can I use Dropbox, Flickr, etc instead?
If you choose local storage you can move your files according to your preference. If you prefer to have local storage only, you can opt out of the cloud service via the Narrative Uploader.
Is there a subscription service for the Narrative Cloud?
We have not started our subscription service yet. Right now we can’t be specific on when the free and premium plan will become available, and details will come when we have them.
What are the differences between using local storage and the Narrative cloud service? The 2 main differences are:
1. Your pictures will be easily managed if you use our Narrative Cloud Service. By using the Narrative Cloud Service, your pictures will be filtered, rotated, geo-tagged and time-stamped. Extremely dark and blurry pictures will be automatically deleted. In comparison, you will have to filter, rotate and manage all the pictures by yourself if you use local storage. The pictures will also not be geotagged.
2. You will be able to view your pictures as moments in the Narrative app if you use our Cloud service. You will not be able to view your pictures in the Narrative app if you use local storage.