poof!

Two days ago I was trying to clean up photos in iphoto and I got a dreaded pop up.

dreaded pop up

I began to freak out.

Years of photos.

In fact, I had just downloaded photos from a field trip I took with Reece the day before.

Photos I deleted from my camera as soon as I saw them on my computer.

Then…POOF!

Gone.

Our computer guy has reassured me that he can restore them from our backup.

Next week.

It makes me thankful for this blog…and what I have done here for the past 4+ years.

If all was lost, I would still have this.

And, to keep it in perspective after the loss that people have endured this week in Oklahoma, it’s not that big of a deal.

Here’s the thing…

I take LOTS of photos.

I take photos of my kids that nobody ever sees (which I eventually will put into photo albums for our family).

I take photos of our home and garden…mainly for the blog.

I take photos on my phone.

I take photos for my etsy shop.

I take LOTS of photos, period.

So, here are a couple of questions for other bloggers and photographers…

What photo management software do you use?

What photo editing software do you use?

How do you manage a workflow to not duplicate and triplicate photos?

How do you backup your photos?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

home is…always learning from my mistakes.

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4 thoughts on “poof!

  1. aregularcupofjo says:

    I just use my computer, and hope that nothing will happen to my files. I know it is silly, and once I start doing more I will have to look into backing up my files. Four hers, wow that is incredible. I just recently started blogging and I really enjoy it. It inspires me to continue to write to see someone that has done it for so long. Best of luck with everything šŸ™‚

  2. Tracy S says:

    Hey Stephany. I use Creative Memories software. I really like it…easy to use and organize photos. We have tried numerous backups and actually lost my hard drive a couple years ago. Online backup seemed to work for us then but it wasn’t seamless like they advertised so we are looking into other options now. I also backup my photos on cds so they are double backed up! I don’t trust computers, can you tell?!

  3. brianna says:

    i use shutterfly, make photo books, and back up on CD’s. I actually heard that overtime cd’s will eventually go bad, i’m holding out hope that i don’t look at them often, they are safely tucked away in a binder… we shall see. i would be heartbroken honestly if i lost pictures…

  4. danielle says:

    1st all of this is only because my husband is computer savvy. I would never have done it without him. All our files are backed up to Crashplan, then we have an external backup called backuppc. I also back up all clients photos to disks before I clear memory cards. I edit all my photos with the Gimp. It is a free photo shop equivilent. I organize my photos by year/month/subject when I put them on my computer. We have Shotwell to organize them by tags but I do not stay on top of that as much. If you are interested in using the Gimp you can check out a post I did on how to get started with it. Hope that helps. I do not know what I would do without my husband! He keeps my pictures safe!

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