Tips & Tricks to Store More Data on Adobe Creative Cloud
Whether you’re a professional video editor or a hobbyist who records holiday footage, tour adventures, birthday parties or your cat’s funniest moments, you need professional software to edit, trim, convert and optimize them. Deploying the best video editing software helps you transform ordinary-looking footage into a creative, polished and professional video.
If you’re using Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premier Rush or any other Adobe-family product, it comes with a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. As you store more and more media on to the cloud, your storage quota shrinks furthermore. Unfortunately, at some point in time, you’ll be left with two choices- either delete some files, or pay and upgrade to an expensive cloud plan. Worry not, we’re here with some tips and tricks so that you can store more data on your Creative Cloud account and get the best experience.
Choose Best Media Formats to Take Up Less Storage
Image, audio and video file formats can be tricky for most users. With plenty of file formats to choose from, you may not know which file format best suits your needs. It can be difficult to know where to start with.
Did you know that vector graphic formats such as PDF, SVG, EPS and AI, take up more size and are best to be avoided if you are storage-conscious? We’ve compiled a list of Raster Graphics Formats that you can use for your images. Not only do they preserve the highest quality, but also take up less space. Similarly, we’ve also compiled a list of audio-video file formats that reduce the file size while preserving the maximum quality.
Image File Formats:
- JPEG (Highly recommended)
Audio File Formats:
Video File Formats:
- MP4 (Highly recommended)
Figure Out & Delete Duplicate Data Yourself
Now, the most important part: Get rid of redundant copies of your data that serve no purpose and eat your Creative Cloud storage. There are multiple ways to do so. In this section, we’ll discuss the manual ones.
- Sign in to your Adobe Creative Cloud account on your browser.
- Open up the folder that you want to scan for duplicate data.
- Click on the Name column head.
- This will sort all the files inside that folder by their name in ascending order.
- You can easily identify the duplicate files that have common file name suffixes, such as, – Copy(2), – Copy(3), etc. In most cases, the original file will appear first, followed by duplicate versions with extra suffixes at the end.
- Now move all such duplicate files to a separate folder of your choice for final reviewing.
Alternatively, you may find duplicate data using the Search box feature in the Creative Cloud. The process is fairly easy and less time-consuming.
- Sign in to Adobe Creative Cloud and go to the folder containing your files.
- Click on the Search Box on the upper-right corner.
- Type in different suffixes such as – Copy,- Copy(2), – Copy(3), etc. to find duplicate versions.
- If any files appear containing such suffixes at the end, select them all and move to a separate folder for final reviewing.
Note: The accuracy of these methods largely depends on your decisions and judgment. In order to prevent unwanted loss of important data, it’s wise to move duplicates to a separate folder, rather than deleting them permanently. If you move your files to the Trash, be warned that your files will be permanently gone after a 7-days.
Automatically Find & Delete Duplicate Data
Why spend many hours looking for duplicate data yourself when you can completely automate most of the procedure? Not just that, a specialized software Clone Files Checker will guarantee accuracy and protect your data against human errors.
- Sign in to Adobe Creative Cloud and open up the topmost folder containing your dupes.
- Right-click on that folder and select the Download option. Alternatively, you may use the Download icon on the toolbar.
- Wait for a while. Depending on the size of your data, it may take some time to compress and start downloading. Remember your download folder location.
- Once the download finishes, download Clone Files Checker and install it.
- Now click the Add button and choose the folder in the step # 3 above where your files were downloaded.
- Click on Start Search.
- CFC will hash the contents of your files to identify duplicates. This process is carried out using various hash algorithms that guarantee 100% accuracy.
- Once the process finishes, you’re presented with two options- Quick Fix and Review & Fix.
- Choose Quick Fix to initiate a wizard-based interface. You’ll be prompted to select the file versions to retain (for example, newer or older copies of your files) and select an action (for example, Permanently Delete or Move to Folder).
- If you don’t want the software to automate that task, go with Review & Fix. Here, a list of all duplicates will be presented along with basic details about each file (for example, file name, size, date, hash, etc.). You’ll be able to view previews of your images, music, videos to determine which files you need and which ones have to be deleted or moved. Use the corresponding checkboxes or the Select Duplicates button to use your desired selection pattern. Finally, click on Select Action and choose what you would like to do with the dupes.
- Now open the Adobe Creative Cloud website.
- Click on the Upload icon and choose your files.
Note: Although the above method automates the entire duplicate cleaning procedure, unfortunately, your files need to be downloaded and re-uploaded. You’ll need a high-speed Internet connection.
Clone Files Checker Other Features:
- Scan for duplicate music using ID3 tags (album, artist, title, etc).
- Scan for iTunes duplicates using ID3 tags.
- A detailed history of the past scans and actions taken report.
- The automated file backup feature facilitates un-doing the deletion of your duplicates (this setting needs to be turned on from the program settings before deleting the duplicates).
- Export duplicates list to a file such as a .CSV.
- With your purchase of CFC, you receive a complimentary license of Cloud Duplicate Finder, a web-based tool that scans your OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Amazon S3 storage for duplicates. No files have to be downloaded at all. Cloud Duplicate Finder uses official APIs from the respective cloud service providers to access your data. These access permissions are revocable at any time.
Raza Ali Kazmi works as an editor and technology content writer at Sorcim Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. He loves to pen down articles on a wide array of technology related topics and has also been diligently testing software solutions on Windows & Mac platforms.