Backing Up Digital Photos

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.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!