Improve Your Photo Backup System

Taking pictures these days is a lot of fun. With the digital cameras available today, photography has become a lot easier. There exists a photographer in each one of us with a digital camera trying out new effects and different camera settings. But how many of us backup photos to keep them safe? The reasons for backing up your photos are obvious, and yet, only a few of us actually do it regular basis. The most common of all the reasons is that if the storage medium where your photos are stored (computer) crashed, you’ll lose all those photos and all those memories.

For many, creating a photo backup is a hectic task and that’s the reason they don’t backup. You can lose your digital memories in many ways. Hard drive failures, sewer backups, fires, and theft are all instances where images of our precious memories can be compromised.

A really easy rule of thumb to follow is to simply make sure that, whatever photos you have, ensure they always exist in two separate locations. By separate location, we do not intend to say 2 hard drives attached to one computer. In this case, if the computer gets a virus, it will be transmitted to the hard drives attached.

The best way to do is:

1. Gather all your digital photographs in one place, probably a folder that contains all photographs you want to backup.
2. Now attach another device to your computer (an external hard drive or thumb drive, SD card or something that has enough space to store these photographs).
3. Once it is attached to your system, drag and drop your photo folder here.It keeps the folder structure identical to the external device as well. Browsing is easy this way.

To make it a rock-solid backup system, copy the same folder onto another drive too. So, now you have three backup i.e. on the computer, the storage device you’ve attached and a third, unattached, device with the same photos on it. If you don’t have too many large files, cloud-based storage rather than physical hard drives could be a good solution for you. Most of the cloud storage devices give you free space to an extent.

No matter what system you choose, or where you store your photos, all that matters is just backup.

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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
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