Erika Thornes explains different ways to have two local copies. Drobos, or redundant raid systems can be utilized to create two separate copies of files. Time Machine is a simple built in way that apple computers use to create a backup copy of all files including photos. You can manually copy a 2nd hard drive, and there is software available to clone hard drives making sure drives are identical.
- [Voiceover] It's pretty easy,…we'll start by plugging in a drive.…With Apple, there's a software called Time Machine…that will help us along with this,…and when we're using a Windows computer,…we'll look at the program called File History.…Now, I'm gonna start with Apple,…but if you have a PC,…let's just jump ahead a little bit in this movie,…and I'll show you how in a moment.…Here is my Apple desktop,…I have just plugged in my portable drive.…Great, let's use this as our backup desk.…
Perfect, that's all it is.…This Time Machine is gonna keep hourly backups…from the last 24 hours,…daily backups for the past month,…and weekly backups all the way until the drive is full,…our photos are secure.…This is great.…Here we are in a PC,…I am going to insert a new drive,…and enable File History,…allowing me to create a backup of all the files…on my computer.…Oop, here it is,…tap to choose,…yes, let's configure this drive for backup.…
Let's turn File History on.…Wonderful, we just selected the backup drive we inserted.…Our files are now being saved.…
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