Shutterfly’s Unlimited Photo Storage

Upload photos to Shutterfly's free unlimited online photo storage service

With Shutterfly’s online photo storage service, we make it easy for active customers to preserve, share, and relive their favorite memories. Everything from capturing your baby’s first milestones to last summer’s family vacation, there isn’t a moment too simple or too small that shouldn’t be treasured. But with all of those photos you’ve taken, you might not know the best way to backup and organize the images that mean the most to you. That’s why Shutterfly offers a way to upload, save, share your pictures with our unlimited online photo storage service.

With our online photo storage service, we make it easy to preserve and share your most cherished photos. Simply upload your images from any device to your secure Shutterfly account, so you can easily access them all in one place whenever you need them. Enjoy unlimited photo storage with an active account, by simply making one purchase (no minimums) at least once every 18 months. And don’t worry, we’ll send you a friendly reminder when the 18-month deadline is approaching. 

When you use our photo storage service, you can rest assured that your pictures are stored safely and are available whenever you need them. Even better, when you’re ready to create personalized gifts like photo books, wall art, and more, your photos are already uploaded and ready to go. When you back up your photos online with Shutterfly, you have endless possibilities on what you can do with them.

Preserve Memories With Our Unlimited Online Photo Storage

At Shutterfly, we want to make sure you keep all your memories in one simple spot. In just minutes, you can easily store and organize all of your photos, so you have easy access to them at all times. Sorting, searching, and filtering your images is quick and easy to do. You can upload an unlimited number of photos, so you can watch your online photo collection grow as you take more pictures. Shutterfly will keep them safe so you can use them whenever you’re ready to create something new.

A woman taking a photo with her phone of the beach

Save All Your Images in Just One Place

With Shutterfly’s online picture storage, you can save all of your images from all devices in just one place. From your old photos on your desktop computer to the snapshots you take daily on your phone, Shutterfly will store them, so you can download them anytime. The automatic upload feature gathers your photos from each device, from Apple to Android and mobile to desktop so you backup photos without even thinking about it. Whether you use your uploaded images to make holiday cards, create personalized gifts and home decor, they will be stored safely.

Organize Photos Easily With Tagging

Organizing your photos is a breeze with our online photo storage service. You can create albums to easily sort through your photo collection and we offer features that enable you to tag your photos so you can find the picture you want more easily. These photo organization features will come in handy when you’re ready to create products like custom photo booksphoto calendars, or wedding albums and need easy access to the images you want for each one-of-a-kind item. 

Steps to Store and Backup Photos

With Shutterfly’s photo storage, we upload your photos from every device to just one place so they’re easy to access whenever you need them. You can create albums to easily sort through your photo collection and we offer features that enable you to tag your photos so you can find the picture you want more easily. When you’re ready to upload photos, there are plenty of options. From your desktop computer and smartphone to social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, you can store your photos online with whatever option works best for you. So instead of deleting images to create room on your devices, you can store as many photos as you want so you can cherish your memories longer, which makes printing photos and creating custom keepsakes even easier. Keep reading to find the best way to store photos from each of your devices.

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Upload Photos From Your Desktop

Have a computer filled with photos? Whether you’re uploading photos from your kids’ soccer games or digital assets for a work project, it’s easy to backup photos online with Shutterfly’s unlimited picture service. Follow the steps below to upload all your pictures from your desktop computer.

  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

You probably capture a lot of moments with your phone, so you also need to make sure those moments are backed up. To make sure those unforgettable memories are safe, backup your photos from your smartphone to your Shutterfly account. Our unlimited storage service is available to active customers who make a purchase every 18 months and supports almost all smartphones, 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 Facebook and Instagram

Social media is a wonderful way to share our best memories with friends and family, but it’s not the best way to store photos you want to keep organized. Instead of scrolling through years of pictures to find your favorite photos, create backups that are safe, secure, and easy to access.


  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.


  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.

Make Personalized Cards & Gifts With Your Stored Photos

Your favorite photos deserve to be showcased. With Shutterfly, the photos you’ve taken and the memories you’ve made have a place to be relived, enjoyed, and shared through products. You have endless possibilities for what you can do with the photos you upload to our storage service. Let your personality shine through with personalized gifts made with your images and custom designs that add a unique touch to any everyday item. When the holidays pop up, it will be easier than ever to use your best family portrait for a custom Christmas card. If you need a gift for a loved one, design a photo book filled with all of your favorite moments together. No matter who you’re shopping for, you can create one-of-a-kind items made with images saved with photo storage.

Personalized gifts, photo prints, and wall art made from uploaded stored photos

5 Product Possibilities With Stored Photos

From home decor pieces and photo prints to coffee mugs and custom pillows, you can preserve all of your most cherished memories in a personalized keepsake you or a loved one will treasure for years to come. Use the following ideas as inspiration for the endless possibilities you have once you upload your pictures with Shutterfly’s online photo storage service.

Photo Calendars

Design custom photo calendars that will look wonderful on your wall, desk, or countertop with your uploaded photos.

Custom 2021 photo wall calendas, desk calendars and easel calendars

Custom Mugs

Choose from a vast collection of photo mug sizes and designs with plenty of room for customization with your favorite pictures.

Custom photo mugs made with uploaded pictures

Custom Pillows

Upload photos to a custom pillow designed with your most special memories to make cozy and unique home decor.

Custom pillows designed with uploaded photos

Photo Books

Turn your uploaded photos into a cherished keepsake with a personalized photo book made with unique backgrounds, stylish embellishments, and custom text.

Custom photo books made with uploaded pictures

Wall Art

Transform your stored photos into unique custom wall art pieces with our canvas prints, photo tiles, framed prints, and more.

Custom wall art made with uploaded photos

Wrapping Up

Whether you’re uploading photos of family vacations, professional photography, or portraits from your wedding day, you will never be short of the best photo storage when you preserve your memories with Shutterfly. Our unlimited photo storage service makes it easy to save and organize your photos. When you’re done uploading, get creative, and create personalized gifts, greeting cards, home decor, or wall art with your stored photos that you can cherish for years to come.

At Shutterfly, we value the trust you place in us when you store your photos on our platform, and we can assure you that we treat your content as private information that belongs to you. For more information on how we protect your content, you can find our Privacy Notice here.