Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Photo Back-up Through Picasa

My computer issues the other day accomplished one thing if nothing else.  I backed up all my photos to a DVD.

I'm still trying to decide whether to use an online back up program for my computer, or an external hard drive.  Like a few of you have said, they have come down in price recently.  Can anyone recommend one brand in particular?

I went to the Geeks on Tour  website to see what they were using for back up.  I found nothing about any online back up program but they did have a good tutorial on backing up photos.  I think most of us would miss our pictures more than anything else.

Here  is their link for backing up photos on  Picasa.  It's a few years old, so it may be slightly out of date, but I decided to give it a try.

It was extremely easy and all my pictures fit on one DVD.  You can back up again and only select the new ones since the last back up.  I feel better about that anyway.  They recommended storing your back up away from your home.  I guess I'll let my Mom keep them.

I have also spent some more time with Picasa and now that I'm starting to understand it a little better, I like it more.  I really am starting to love the photo editing part, now that I understand how to save the file after I edit it.  Thanks again Rick!

1 comment:

  1. I have been using Western Digital from 100 to 500 GB and have been very happy with with them. In five years plus of use, I have not had a failure yet.

    Maybe I should not have said that-time for another backup :)


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