YOURS FREE: 10 crucial steps people miss when organizing digital photos
Most people want to just shoot pictures and ignore these crucial steps for organizing their collection of digital photos on their computers. Then they wonder why they are frustrated when looking for photos and trying to do fun projects with them!
Get 10 Crucial steps NOT to miss, along with videos and media organization tips & tricks delivered directly to your inbox. Just enter your name and email below. It's all free!
       

5 reasons I backup my digital pictures frequently

Categories: Backup Pictures    Tags:   No Comments

CD Backup Do you really need to backup your pictures? The simple answer is YES! I’m hoping to explain why backing up your pictures is so important. Before I bought my first digital camera did I ever worry about backing up my photos? Of course not…I printed all of them and kept the negatives and that was my backup…no need to worry. The thought never went through my mind !

3 things you need for you backup
Backup your pictures safely using Western Digital My Book Mirror edition
Backup your pictures in 6 easy steps using SyncBack Freeware

But now, that I have a digital camera and I have accumulated literally tens of thousands of pictures I do have to think about a backup copy (at least one) of all my pictures. Even though I do print my favorite pictures on a regular basis I still need to back everything up…why? Because I only print maybe 10% of the pictures I take. So what about the rest? And the videos…my family, my daughter, my hiking trips, all the landscapes and the good times…what happens if my hard disk fails? They’re all gone! So, I have to think about backing up my pictures. There are simply too many to print and too many to lose.

Are you backing up your pictures?
cds

I believe anyone with a digital camera has to have a backup plan with at least another copy of all the pictures and videos. So, for the next few weeks I’ll be writing about efficient ways to backup up your pictures and hopefully some simple ways by which you can do this operation yourself.

Simple but strong reasons why I backup my pictures:

  1. I only print about 5-10% of my digital pictures
  2. I had to replace my main hard drive twice in the last 7 years due to hardware failure – hard drives DO crash! Very good thing I had a backup copy of all my pictures.
  3. I had to reformat my main hard drive at least once in the last 4 years due to software failure.
  4. I did have one total computer crash in the last 7 years – motherboard died completely
  5. I have accumulated over 30,000 pictures over the last 7 years – LOTS of memories to protect.

Additional resources for backing up your digital pictures

Check out my favorite external drives for backing up your digital pictures:
For Windows: Check out the Western Digital 1 TB Mirror Edition
For Mac: Check out the Western Digital 1 TB Mirror Edition

Personal coaching  Video course  Basics book  Picasa book  Reference book

Updated: March 17, 2010  Categories: Backup Pictures
Tags:    Comments: No Comments
Read related articles:
3 things you need for you backup
Backup your pictures safely using Western Digital My Book Mirror edition
Backup your pictures in 6 easy steps using SyncBack Freeware

Leave a Comment

Real Time Analytics