I keep my photos on my hard drive. In fact, I have a flash drive I download to every once in awhile. I guess I'm not social enough where I want all my photos on display for the whole world. My photos are for me, my family and friends. Kind of chintzy, I guess.
I used to just download mine to floppys, cds and dvds.. Now I have an external hard drive and put them on it.. Very easy.. I also leave them on my computer, well some of them as my screen saver.. My grandkids love to see themselves. I don't want mine in any other place but my home.
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I print a few to replace framed older photos of family. They are all on my computer with copies on DHs computer. I backup to CDs on occasion...which means that many of the earlier photos are on several CDs.
DH learned the hard way to backup before any major computer update. He didn't warn me that his DB was going to do some work on the one and only computer we had at the time. I found out later and asked if he did a backup...nope. I didn't think he did because he doesn't seem to want to learn how. We lost quite a few photos off his computer that time (before I had a laptop). Those vacation photos are gone.This message has been edited. Last edited by: KeepYouInStitches,
I have pics on DVD's. Thumb drives corrupt to easy. I have my quilt related and a few others on photobucket and yes it's free. I also have copies on my computer. As a matter of fact I need to update them. An extenal hard drive is a good idea but for some reason DH is apposed to the idea so I use DVD's.
Unfortunately DVD and CD's corrupt too. I guess nothing is forever. The nice things about an external drive is that it automatically updates.
I guess I'll have to rethink how I do my photo storage. We have been printing alot of our personal photos like in the old days.
For Christmas our soninlaw made albums for all the kids, my DD and for me. We all loved them. He spent hours finding the right album and sorting tons of photos. We recently printed 600 prints for a penny each. I do love looking back through the photos.
There are different quality DVDs. G@ylord's has archival DVDs that have gold in them. Supposedly they will keep 50 years plus. Unfortunately the technology will have changed to retireve them. Our historical society has glass plate negatives from the 1800's that we can still use and I have my dad's negatives from WW II in glassine sleeves we can still get copies of. This is progress?? *sigh*
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I also have used photo bucket forever. However, I usually share photos on the boards directly from a program on my computer. So, I did a test. If you go to your photo in photobucket & select a particular photo, down below the photo will be about 4 ways to share including "image code". When you click on that it will tell you it has been copied. Come back here to write your message, paste the image code, and post. Your picture appears with you post...
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MissM using a flash drive is just like filing onto your harddrive. You make folders and file into them. It's very easy. I have lots of photos at snapfish too, didn't realize you could do that with them. I just have photos printed. Thanks
Missmommy: Using a 'flash drive' is simple as can be.
You plug it into one of your USB ports, hopefully on the front of your CPU, and just 'move' anything in your files to it. It's usually called Drive E on your computer files. The 'flash drive' will only fit the port one way so you don't have to worry about that.
ETA: A smart move with a Flash Drive is to put a key ring, geegaw or something noticeable hanging from the ring of the device. That way it doesn't become part of the environment and get lost. I still haven't found one my son used and put somewhere before I could decorate it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,