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ginnie6 says:
How do you store your digital pics?
Spin off of the check your cds thread. I did check mine and have lost a few pics on one older cd. Luckily i salvaged most of them. I'm burning backups now and also putting them on an external hard drive. But I have enough that that may be full soon. So how do you store your pics. Its sad to think that by going digital I may loose all these memories and one day my kids will not be able to sit and look at old pics.....even on the computer. And yet as many as I take film is just too $$$.
Aug 15, 2008
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MaggieM says:
I store my digital media two ways. On disk via CD or DVD, plus I also back up on an External Media Drive. Really important events and materials are well worth the effort it takes to back them up. Doing it on two different kinds of hardware gives me a little more assurance.
Aug 15, 2008
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joannie77 says:
I have also begun doing online off-site storage such at photobucket or windows live space. I know windows live space gives you 5 gb of storage free. There are several places out there that are free. I also have a Kodak gallery account that i have uploaded all of them too. I am big on NOT LOSING THEM so I have multiple storage options.
Aug 25, 2008
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MaggieM says:
Here is an excellent online Storage place with wonderful editing capabilities also.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopexpress/

One thing you need to watch with online storage places. They sometimes merge or close, in which case you might have to pull/download all your photos from the site before a certain date. The other thing to watch is that some will limit the file size of the photos you upload. So if you take a 10 MP photo with a 10 MP camera, you might not be able to store the full file size.

Good Luck!! Maggie
Aug 25, 2008
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MaggieM says:
I forgot to add that it's also Free.
Aug 25, 2008
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romana says:
hi maggie just went there but it says for united states only, shame looks good site,thanks anyway i'll keep checking to see if it adds more countries
Aug 26, 2008
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~*~*Froggie*~*Leahs*~*Familiar~*~* says:
I upload some to my Myspace account, those ones get deleted of the computer(you can always go and snag back later). Some are on CD and some ae on memory cards. When I get alot of pics I decide wether or not I want that pic forever(usually the kids and really special ones) and I leave them on the memory card and only erase the ones I could do without(blurry etc.) once its full I get a new card. I'm looking into an external hard drive for more storage though.
Aug 26, 2008
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MaggieM says:
Anything I want forever gets backed up 2 ways. CD/DVD and my External Medial Drive. My camera cards are kept clean after downloading. When I download they are backed up on the external media immediately. Like within 24 hours or less. I completely wipe the camera cards clean.
Aug 26, 2008
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Dizzy78 says:
i store all my pictures on photobucket its kept private and will never be deleted and when the time come i have no net or way of viewing my pictures then i will burn them all off
Aug 26, 2008
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ginnie6 says:
is anyone concerned about loosing the rights to pictures you store online? I use photobucket to share pics with family and friends but hadn't thought about using an online site for storage. although I did have some pics of ds when he was a baby that I kept online and was glad I did.
Aug 29, 2008
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MaggieM says:
Usually online storage sites give you options to keep your pictures private or public, or a combination of both. The only problem with online storage sites is that they aren't guaranteed to be permanent. I have had photos in both the Nikon storage site and in Yahoo Photos. Both have closed down and/or merged with someone else, meaning I had to move all my photos or lose them, by a certain date. So the online storage sites for me are just for sharing. I will always back my photos up on Hardware that I can have in my possession.
Aug 29, 2008
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novice@it says:
Its really funny how times change. It took me a while to change to digital pics, but I know Ive saved so much $$$$$$$$ by being able to only print what I want to. I am also a bit sad, that the old way of actually having all those prints feels, just to go through them one by one, and touch the memories. Does that sound weird? I am a packrat by nature, so I am a little bit reluctant to delete pics, even when I know I have a copy, I need Therapy.
Sep 18, 2008
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kezcreates says:
i store full sized copies of my photos in webshots and flickr in case something happens to my computer. i also have them on discs but i didnt trust that either after a few of my digiscrapping discs suddenly decided they were blank... so as a present i got a 500GB external hard-drive :) i still have copies of my photos in online albums just in case something happens to that too but that should do lol
Oct 1, 2008
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MaggieM says:
As I mentioned above I store on either DVD/CD disks and on External Media Drives. I don't use online storage as a reliable option because they change hands, merge, go out of business, etc, etc, too much. I've already had 2 biggies (Nikon and Yahoo) both merged with someone else, thus causing me the problem of either losing all my photos or having to transfer them myself from one location to another.
With online storage make sure you have a privacy option when you upload. Also many of them limit the size of the photo you can upload. So you buy a 10 MP camera, take a 10 MP shot, and you can't upload it to save, because of the limitations. So be careful of those storage places as your only one. I use them only for sharing. Have fun!! Maggie
Oct 1, 2008
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