Where are your photos?

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by Kpablo, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Kpablo

    Kpablo TPF Noob!

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    I have no earthly clue where to put my thread.

    Where do you store all your images? I was thinking about getting a 1TB external hard drive. After talking to a co worker who's e. hard drive fried I'm now contemplating it. She keeps hers on Rewritable DVD disk.

    Suggestions? Inputs? Ideas?
     
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    I back on on an External HD and also on smugmug.com.

    Zach
     
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    Natalie No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Unprocessed images are stored on my external hard drive (500 GB and mostly full), while processed images are kept on my actual laptop (also with a 500 GB hard drive).
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Mirrored LaCie disks.

    Backups are in rotation on both tape and internal HD w/ docking station.


    This is important!

    What ever you do, do not depend on rewritable CD or DVDs... they don't last long. They are meant for temporary and portable storage.
     
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    Kpablo TPF Noob!

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    I guess everything could be a potential disaster.
     
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    ...:lmao:

    I just found some of the clearest hard copies of photos from 1960's in hubby's old scrapbook.

    So is the 'old way' better?
    [hard copies]

    Seriously what is the best way of storing digitals?
     
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    I store them on an external hard drive and smugmug.
     
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    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

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    Two external hard drives and burn to DVD as well as my working 'c' drive. Originals get duped to a drive as they're offloaded from card to primary disk and the other two drives are sync'd to my image tree via rsync. When 'C' fills up, the originals get eliminated from the working drive.

    All finished images (PSD/TIFF/JPG) and their associated originals (the 'keepers') get dropped to two other solid state hard drives once a month then delivered back into the safety deposit box.
     
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    I burn my raw files to DVDs. I also have one external hard drive for raw files and another for JPEGs. My JPEGs are also on my desktop computer.

    I suppose if I wanted to go the old way I could have them all printed, buy a thousand scrapbooks, and keep a hard copy.
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    do both.
    and then also do offsite.
    keep the HD and the discs at diff locations.

    im guilty of not being ready for a catastrophe. i have one HD. if it goes...i am screeeewwwwwwed. i should take my own advice. :lol:
     
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    I have RAID1 configured 2 X 1TB drives and then I have a separate 500GB external drive. I keep nothing on my laptop for longer than a week or so (my laptop is my only computer). The important thing is that you should have, at the minimum, 2 copies of everything.
     
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    To be safe I backup on drive and online. I upload to megaupload and now my FTP server..
     

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