Erika Thornes explains that cloud storage is storing your files stored off site on a hard drive that you have access to when you need it. Cloud storage protects your files from flood, fire, and theft. It is a backup to local faster drives. cloud storage or servers make it so your information is accessible in multiple locations.
- [Voiceover] Cloud storage.…What is the Cloud?…The Cloud is off-site storage on hard drives…of your files that you can get access to as you need them.…It helps protect against fire, theft,…natural disaster, and even power surges.…And, we can access those files from anywhere.…It's professionally managed in climate-controlled rooms,…and they even have backups of our backups.…Will it hold all of my images?…Maybe, but it will hold your favorites folder.…
And, it will hold all your images…if you're patient or willing to pay.…
Backup is important, but it's not enough. Using keywords and other organizational features is also important—but also not enough. A complete, long-term photo archiving strategy involves multiple techniques: identifying those shots you want to preserve for generations, and then taking the steps necessary to make that happen. In this course, photographer and family historian Erika Thornes outlines a roadmap for storing, sharing, and archiving your family's story through pictures. From culling and keywording, to backing up and producing archival prints and photo books, Erika details the steps that will make your collection of digital images accessible now and in the future.
- Getting organizing
- Culling the best images
- Saving two local copies of each photo
- Storing photos on the cloud
- Posting photos to social media
- Printing photos
- Accessing archived images easily