Every photographer backs up their photos somehow. There are several possibilities here—on an external disk stored in a separate place, on a home NAS server, or maybe on the cloud. The last of these options is becoming more and more popular. You have your photos safe even if there’s a burglary or your equipment fails.
Just like any other electronic device, a computer disk will stop working one day. So if you don’t want to risk irreversibly losing your data, you have to save it in multiple places. And that’s true for photographs too. That’s why we’ll show you today’s options for photo backup and how you can combine them.
This Christmas, my parents presented my aunt with a collage of photos of their parents (my grandparents) in their younger years. As I looked at those old photos I was struck with a powerful question -- would my grandkids be able to do the same with all those digital photos I've been snapping? It's a tough question. During my parent's era, making sure family photos survived for generations was simply a matter of keeping track of a box of prints.