With the usage of digital cameras exploding, backing up photos has quickly become a new and big chore that many of us are lagging on, and in most cases in a big way. This means that a good majority of our precious photos are not backed up at all and we have just a single copy of it. With computer crashes, virus attacks, hard disk failures and laptop accidents, our photos are in danger and in need of help. And none of us want to lose the precious memories captures in our photos of vacations, kids, birthdays, wedding, and just everyday life.
There are a number of options for photo backups including additional computers, external hard drives, online computer backup services as well as online photo sharing sites. While all these are good options, it’s important to understand what may work best for you to backup your photos on a regular basis with the least amount of a headache. The most common problems are that the backups are difficult to do using the uploaders for online services or external hard drives are a hassle to maintain, backup services are difficult to customize to backup select photos or folders and so on.
In order to make sure that you have multiple photo backups and such that they are accessible to you when required, the best bet may be to use two or more online photos sharing sites as photo backup solutions. You can mark all your photos/folders/albums as 100% private so they are not shared with anyone at all and yet you have access to the rick browse/search/view functionality that accompanies such services like Flickr, Google Photos, SmugMug, SkyDrive / Onedrive and others. This makes sure that you have multiple backups, and with completely different services so there is redundancy built in and even if there is a problem with one service, you still have a full safe backup of your photos on others.