Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking care of your memory cards , part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Protecting your images begins before you get them to the computer.…When you take shots, and they are written to your memory card, they only live in that one spot.…So you want to make sure they are safe and sound before you upload them.…I like to keep my memory cards in cases.…That gives me a level of protection.…And another thing that I like to do is write my cell phone number on the…outside of the case.…I actually know of an instance where a professional photographer left her cards…in a rental car, was getting ready to board a plane, and got the call and was able…to retrieve her cards, not losing that entire shoot.…
That's a good thing.…Now, if you don't like my handwriting here with my Sharpie -- and I usually use…Sharpies for writing on the outside of the cases -- you can use a labeler. I have…a label here with my name on it on this portable hard drive.…And, by the way, I think all of your portable devices should have some…identification on them, but you can make smaller labels and put them on the…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups