Back-Up your files

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Back-up your files

Photographs. The memories that we create and capture in an instant.

Whether you have taken lots of photographs of your little one on your camera or phone or purchased the digital files from your Professional Photographer the one thing you need to remember to do is back these files up.

When I was at school we used to save everything onto a floppy disc, which became obsolete with the introduction of CDs and USBs. But CDs can get scratched and USBs can get hidden in a drawer never to be found again.

 

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So, apart from printing the beautiful photographs that you’ve taken or purchased, make sure you back-up your files elsewhere too!

You don’t want to be moving house in 3 years’ time and accidentally throwing away your USB because you’ve forgotten what is on it, or losing or breaking your phone and the images on there are now gone.

So where can you back up?
You can save images to Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox and even Amazon Prime has online cloud storage.

You can save images to your computer or external hard-drive – but remember if either of these fail, as things can,  then you’ve possibly lost the images too.

Cloud storage is probably one of the most popular methods of storage now – and whilst some things are free, and some things are paid for, never put all your images just in one place.

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I see so many people devastated when their child has sent their phone swimming, or it has had to be reset and people only want their images of their kids back. Whilst uploading them to Facebook is one option, not everyone wants to keep all their photos on it.

So again you can use the above-suggested to back up your files or even set up an email account, for example, bobbysphotos@gmail.com, and email them once a week to that email address go in and read the emails check they’ve sent properly and then they’ll always be an attachment on that email!

In what ways do you back up your files? Do you have a system in place? Would love to hear your tips and tricks!

And if you’ve not backed up your files for a long time – do them now!

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