Being a mother of 3 i love taking photos of my children.
Anything that can capture the magical moments from when they wore their first shoes to their first tooth are captured on camera.
That sounds great until you lose everything and all the memories are nothing but digital dust.
It happened to me,lost tens of photos of my daughters first birthday and the video too!
Years worth of precious and irreplaceable memories lost in an instant.
Managing your digital memories is important if you don’t want to lose them.
Here is how to do this :
1.Begin by deleting unwanted photos and videos and duplicates too to save on space.
2.Organize your photos into folders and if the folders are too large,divide them into sub folders.
Name the folders depending on the themes,for example,baby’s dedication,wedding,engagement, etc.
3.Get an external hard drive to store your photos and videos if you have a very large collection. The general rule of thumb is to buy a hard disk that is two times the size of your PC.
It is possible to program your hard disk to do regular and automatic back ups of your photos and videos if you keep it plugged in.
4.Create a cloud account on any of the cloud storage service providers of your choice.Flickr has one of the biggest free services for up to 1TB which translates to about 500,000 photos.
5.Print out some of your photos just in case.You will always have a hard copy in case you lose everything else.
6.Finally back up as often as you can.