Erika Thornes talks about the importance of having two local copies of files. Two local copies means not saving the same file on the same hard drive twice but using to separate drives. Hard drives crash. Best to always have a backup hard drive to store and protect images and photographs and files.
- [Voiceover] Two local copies,…it's the two in three, two, one.…Three, two, one storage.…I wish it was like blasting off, but it's not quite that.…It's talking about three copies of our files total,…with two local and one off-site.…Why do we want two local copies?…Well, cause hard drives crash.…And I accidentally delete files sometimes.…And sometimes we have corrupted files…from no fault of our own.…You've got to think of it like a basket of eggs,…you want to keep your eggs separate,…identical, but separate.…
Because if you drop the basket, you'll still have eggs.…Remember, different physical drives are different…than different folders.…A folder can have like My Documents and My Pictures.…Often those are contained on the same hard drive.…So you need to make sure your images are stored…on two distinct hard drives.…You can use a backup drive like this one.…It's plugged in to power.…It's usually larger and can hold all of your stuff.…It's between one to five terabytes, so it holds quite a bit.…And sometimes you can even get them…
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