Backing up your photos to online photo sharing or photo storage services is highly recommended to keep your photos safe as external or internal hard drives eventually fail and CDs / DVDs may break or get lost. Not so with the online services.
However, if you rely on just one online photo service to store your photos, then you might be in danger of losing your photos as well. The story of Streamload/MediaMax/The LinkUp is one example. And it’s not that large public companies are never going to have problems. It’s evident from instances of Amazon EC2 crashes, Google Photos account lockup and the famous Flickr fiasco in which a power users photos were deleted incorrectly.
This does not mean that online photo backups are unreliable. The key takeaway is that you need to take into account that there can be rare instances of problems even with online storage services which can lead to loss of data and precious photos for you. So the best strategy is to make sure that you are creating redundant backups of your photos on at-least two or more online photo services. And its highly recommended that you choose the best brands in the space like Flickr, SmugMug, Google Photos, Onedrive, Box, Facebook, and Dropbox. This makes sure that the companies are financially stable and long lasting and chances of them going under (with your data) is as less as it can be.
With redundant backups, you technically minimize the chances of losing your photos to an absolute minimum. The chances of multiple online services going down with a major issue at the same time are almost zero.
Now considering creating your first backup itself is such a pain (and most of us don’t even have a single good backup), I am sure you are wondering how you will ever get to your second backup, let alone the third and fourth one. The main problem in this is, that the uploaders and upload functionalities of the online services are sub-optimal at best, are not a good fit for bulk uploads and it takes forever.
And that’s exactly the problem we are addressing with PicBackMan. It serves as an all-in-one uploader that, once set, automatically uploads photos to multiple online services that you choose. It’s truly effortless and you can try it for free by downloading PicBackMan below.