When thinking about all these nice “cloudy” connections I want to push focus on the drawbacks of this connectivity:
a lot of users are moving away from app like “QuickPic” and come to F-Stop… just exactly for this reason – because F-Stop does NOT use cloud connections so far.

So, to please both parties (the cloud lovers and the cloud dislikers) I suggest to implement cloud support as optional plugins that poeple CAN install, but do not have to if they dont want cloud support.
This could e.g. work like in other apps (see e.g. Total Commander and its related plugins for different cloud connections: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander)