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Old 09-02-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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Hi,
I have so many digital pictures that I have saved on my computer, but I would like to transfer them to a website just in case something ever happened to my computer. I don't want to lose all of my pictures! Can you suggest a great place to transfer digital pictures and also an inexpensive and easy place to print them from?
Thank you for your suggestions.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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then export your pictures from your picture folder ( do not export from the entire C drive!)
after you have all your pictures in picasa albums, you have an option to download all to: picasaweb.google.com

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Old 09-02-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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Thank you. I think I am about 10 years behind in technology.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:16 AM
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Another solution is to buy a seperate external hard drive. You can buy many sizes - 250mb to 1+gb. They aren't real expensive when you consider the value of your photos. And they are very easy to use.

You connect it to your computer by USB and then it will show up as another drive, like your c: drive. Copy the pictures to the external hard drive, disconnect it and then store the hard drive somewhere safe. I personally wouldn't rely on a website to store my photos.

Here is an example of an external hard drive. There are hundreds out there so you can read reviews and see which one is best for you.
Amazon.com: Seagate Expansion 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST902504EXA101-RK: Computer & Accessories
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Love Seagate! I have an external and it's easy to setup. It comes with software so when you do run backup, it only does a backup of the changes to the files stored on the external, not the whole backup, thus saving you time.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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Hi,
I have so many digital pictures that I have saved on my computer, but I would like to transfer them to a website just in case something ever happened to my computer. I don't want to lose all of my pictures! Can you suggest a great place to transfer digital pictures and also an inexpensive and easy place to print them from?
Thank you for your suggestions.
I save them in CDs/DVDs.
And I bought a special CD case where I keep all my pictures and movies.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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I save them in CDs/DVDs.
And I bought a special CD case where I keep all my pictures and movies.
CDs and DVDs can degrade. Low quality discs have a shelf live of about 10 years.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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+1 on the external hard drive. people save their stuff on facebook, picasa, myspace, etc. but what happens if one day they disappear?

i'd rather have a reliable hard drive backup that is my possesion, not someone else's.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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+1 on the external hard drive. people save their stuff on facebook, picasa, myspace, etc. but what happens if one day they disappear?

i'd rather have a reliable hard drive backup that is my possesion, not someone else's.
Buy your own hosting. Amazon, GoDaddy, etc. are not disappearing. They're more reliable than a hard drive, although I would use both.

Facebook and MySpace are not for photo storage (full resolution).
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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I use my own hosting for online backup, but it sounds like it might be beyond the current tech savviness of the OP.

Since external hard drives are so cheap, in addition to the backup of your hard drive that others have suggested, you might want to get an additional drive for keeping off site in case of catastrophe - like a fire. You probably want to make this one an encrypted backup which the backup software that comes with the drives might already support.
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