Lately I have been seeing a ton of posts and questions in regards to photo storage. I backup photos on a regular basis but in reading about how other people backup their photos I have realized that there are many different ways to back up your photos and ensure they are not lost. Tragedies happen and photos can definitely be lost and I for one do not want to ever lose the precious photos of my family and friends.
My method of backup is to save all my photos on my portable hard drive and all the pictures that I end up printing are obviously backed up on Shutterfly. Shutterfly is where I do the majority of my printing from. There are many reasons for this. One, the print quality is awesome. Two, my photos are always shipped to me in perfect condition and quickly. Three, they always give deals throughout the year. Four, if you have a baby and use Pampers those gift to grow points are great for getting free photos printed through Shutterfly 🙂 Five, when you join you get 50 free prints so it never hurts to at least try them out. Six, if you’re not like me and you don’t have a blog or a Facebook you can always sign up for the fast and very user-friendly share site. Seven, picture storage is free and unlimited. Eight, you can always pick up your photos at your local Target, CVS or Walgreens and sometimes you just have to get a few photos quickly for a project. Nine, your photos are securely stored at full resolution. Ten, they have an iPhone/iPad app and for me that is always a plus.
I have decided that I am going to start uploading all my photos on to Shutterfly and not just the ones that I print so that I can ensure that all my photos are backed up. This option will not cost my frugal self any money and it’s just one more way to ensure that if my portable hard drive or my computer goes awry I will still have all my photos. This makes me a very happy scrapbooker 🙂
So what are your photo storage solutions?