Back Up Your Digital Photos

I can’t tell you how many parents I know whose computers have crashed and have lost hundreds of photos of their children’s early years.  When it happens, it kinda makes you sick to your stomach.

So I have a personal policy that my special photos must be stored somewhere besides my personal computer.

I usually burn the photos to a CD or DVD, but I don’t see this as a fail-safe plan because they would be destroyed if the house burnt down. (I know, I’m a little paranoid.)

To resolve this I have an account with Shutterfly and upload my special photos there.  (Snapfish is another option.)  There is no cost and no limit to how many photos I can store there.  If, heaven forbid, the computer crashes or the house burns down, they are safe.  I could download them or have an archive CD created and shipped to me. read more