Secure storage for all your photos

Proton Drive lets you securely store and share photos of any size and format from iOS, Android, or web.

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Free cloud storage for photos

Proton Drive protects your photos with end-to-end encryption by default. Our free cloud storage uses the same robust encryption as our paid plans, so no one can see your photos except you and those you share them with.

Protect your photos with end-to-end encryption

Your photos capture your most private moments and memories, and should be shared selectively with your close friends, family, or kept for yourself. Proton Drive uses end-to-end encryption to mathematically ensure no one can access your photos except the people you choose to share them with.

How Proton Drive protects your files

How Proton protects your photos

Strong encryption

Proton uses advanced end-to-end encryption that is secure against all known attacks. Our zero-access encryption ensures that even Proton cannot decrypt your photos.

Secure hardware

We own and control all of our servers. These servers are fully encrypted, protecting your photos even in the unlikely event that our physical infrastructure was breached or stolen.

Swiss privacy

Proton protects your photos with some of the world’s strongest privacy laws. We are headquartered in Switzerland and only house our servers in privacy-friendly countries.

Share your photos securely

You can easily share photos with Proton Drive in just one click by creating an end-to-end encrypted file sharing link.

We don’t impose any limits on the size of the files you share or number of times your contacts can download your photos using your file-sharing link.

With Proton Drive, you are always in control of who can download your photos and when. You can password-protect your file sharing links, revoke access to them, or set an expiry date.

Secure online photo storage

You can upload photos to your Proton Drive cloud storage straight from your device via our web app, or using our apps for iPhone or Android. Proton Drive’s intuitive interface makes it easy to store and backup your photos securely. You don’t need any technical know-how to protect your photos, all the encryption happens in the background on your device before it is sent to our servers.

Get more space to store your photos

Proton Drive Free comes with up to 5 GB total storage, meaning you can store around 3000 photos (depending on their file size). If you want to store larger files or even more photos, you can upgrade your Proton Drive account to get up to 500 GB of storage.

Proton Drive plans

How to store your photos securely in Proton Drive in three easy steps

Step 1

Create an account with Proton Drive

Step 2

Download the Proton Drive app for Android or iOS (or log in via the web app)

Step 3

Turn on photo backup under the Photos tab of your app.

Learn more about sharing photos and videos


How to encrypt images

In the same way you can encrypt your emails or back up your digital documents in an encrypted vault, you can also encrypt your pictures so that no one else can access them.


How to share photos privately

The way most people share photos online is not private. Options like Facebook and Google Photos have access to your pictures, and Google Photos even scans and analyzes the faces in them.


How to hide photos on iPhone, iPad, and Android

The last thing you want when showing funny videos or holiday photos on your phone or tablet to friends and family is for them to see your sensitive and private photos.

Protect your photos with Proton Drive

Over 100 million people and some of the world’s largest organizations have signed up with Proton.

Frequently Asked Questions

The safest way to store your photos online is to use a cloud storage service that protects your files with end-to-end encryption. By using end-to-end encryption to protect your files, you ensure that no one but you and those you authorize can access your files, as your files are encrypted both while in transit and at rest on the cloud storage servers.

End-to-end encryption provides an additional layer of security, ensuring that your photos remain safe and secure even if the server they are stored on is hacked or breached.

To store your photos privately, you can use an end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service like Proton Drive. This means you can access your files from anywhere, while ensuring they are kept safe and secure. Using a secure cloud storage provider is more convenient than encrypting your photos yourself and storing them locally on a device or an external hard drive.

Photos can be encrypted to protect them from unauthorized access. No one can access your photos (not even Proton) except you and the people you share them with. With Proton Drive, all the encryption happens automatically, so you do not need any technological know-how to encrypt your photos.