Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using hard drives for storage and backup, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Let's talk about hard drives for a moment.…I love these things for storing your photos.…Now one point that I want to make right up top is that you don't want all of…your pictures to live on the computer here.…The problem is a lot of people have only one copy of their pictures on their…computer, and computer hard drives: they fail all the time.…So you want some protection, and a great way to do that is have copy of your…photos on an external hard drive.…Now we have this little guy here; isn't he cute?…He is adorable, but he holds tons and tons of photographs, and yet he can fit…right here in my top pocket.…
So this is a great hard drive for you to have when you're on the go.…That way after you upload your pictures to your computer, you can make copies to…it, and then you have them in two spots. Perfect!…There are medium sized hard drives here that are shock resistant, and can take…moisture, and things like that.…And then we have these medium size hard drives here that have a higher capacity,…they are a little bulkier, but yet they still fit in your backpack.…
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