My Computer Broke And I Lost My Photos

Losing your photos can be the worst problem that can happen to a photographer. Your photo agency may have a big system crash and not be able to retrieve your photos, then what do you do!

After a shoot dump all your photos in a directory (I call it Photos to process) and then when you’re done Photoshopping the good ones, put them into a sub directory (I call it Uploads this month). Once approved you can add the files to a final directory (I call that one Dreamstime). Burn everything on a DVD, then as future photos get approved just add them to the final directory and add them to the DVD

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To safe guard your photos (as well as everything else) from being lost forever whether it’s your fault or not, you need to backup your computer at least once a month to an external harddrive.

Now you have 3 copies of your Dreamstime photos:

1 Computer

2 External Backup Drive USB

3 DVD

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August 22, 2007

Icyimage

well you must feel very bad, but you can't back it, so there is no need to look back, I know it is easy to say but - you have to back your enthusiasm.

August 22, 2007

Photosaurus

I also know this horrible moments. Two years ago it happened........ I still have the sound of the crashing harddisk in my ears........ now I have a Raid-System in my PC, this means two equal harddisks and every wrting or reading is done simultan on both harddisks. And additionaly I burn the files every saturday on a DVD. I never want to have such a horrible experience again.

August 21, 2007

Kenneystudios

I know how you feel. I, too, lost a lot of files one time. Not just images, either, but also personal poems and journal entries. I was heartbroken. :( Now I have an external harddrive for all of my photos. I'm am also looking into a backup system to further protect my images. I would like to have a third back up for all of my images, and keep that in a fire-proof box in a completely different room. That way, too, if my apartment catches on fire, I have a greater chance at saving some very important files.

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