The internet is your friend. Cloud storage is an even better friend. The chances of a cloud storage service outliving you is highly possible. Although, we know nothing lasts forever, it does help to be organised.
These are some of the cloud storage options:
Adobe Creative Cloud
I personally sync my phone camera roll to Dropbox, uploading photos probably twice a week. Ensuring all my precious phone pics and videos are backed up weekly.
If you are overwhelmed about starting at the beginning of your photo history, start with photos from today. Spend 5 minutes a day for 30 days going through old digital uploads and archive bit by bit. You can then go back to older photos and populate to your established system online.
5 Tips for Organising Digital Photos:
- Create folders and sub folders. Store according to year, month, date / event.
- Use keyword tagging or labelling. Would be easy for you in the long run to call up certain images based on tags.
- Delete repeated photos in a series. Pick one or two good images and store.
- Keep up to date with each batch upload (tagging, filing etc almost immediately upon upload). Basically don’t procrastinate.
- Add a document to each folder describing the trip / event in detail. You can also include photos of your journal entry.
As a rule of thumb I would say, store your digital photos to a cloud system as well as an external harddrive as insurance. Then print a few images from each event because we know, memories are best experienced with others when you can see them in a picture.
My friends at Nanuja are hosting Backup Bootcamp at 10am.
Here’s the link for further info: