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 It's a few years old, so it may be slightly out of date, but I decided to give it a try.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!