How to Backup Your Digital Photos for Lifestyle photography

How to Backup Your Digital Photos for Lifestyle photography

In the digital age today, and every photograph that we take is available in front of us. However, that photo of your child’s very first steps might be lost immediately, and if it’s not saved and saved, it’s deleted forever.

Before internet-based social networks and Google were a part of our daily lives back in the day, we used to wait for several days for the film to be made. Then, you were able to know whether it was an acceptable image. We then tucked the photos in albums of photos or scrapbooks or even a shoebox for storage. Nowadays, we have all of our pictures on our phones carried around in our purses, pockets, and backpacks.

We don’t have to be concerned about accidental deletion by us, but what happens in the scenario if your smartphone or digital camera is stolen, lost, or damaged?

The most crucial reasons you should backup your digital photos of yours to ensure your precious memories remain in a safe place!


Here are some suggestions to ensure that your photographs are of your wedding day, your family or children and others, are preserved forever.

1. Social Media

Most of us upload images to one or two social media sites, but not many consider this aspect. Suppose your photos are deleted, or your device goes missing, stolen, or damaged, and you’ve uploaded them onto your social media profile. In that case, you might be able to transfer them to another device or even your computer.

Facebook is a good example of one that offers this feature. Click on the photo, press the menu button on the right-hand side, and click save for phone (if you’re using your smartphone). You can also save the image on an external device and send it by email to yourself or forward it to a relative or friend member.

2. An External Hard Drive or a USB Thumb Drive

Transferring your photos onto external hard drives is easy and practical for your pocket. Plug into your USB thumb drive, or join your USB connection from your external drive to the device. Be sure not to disconnect when the copying process is going on to prevent files from becoming corrupted! Highlight the images you would like to save and click “copy to,” and choose either the hard or thumb drives you would like to copy them to, and the photos will be transferred onto your USB drive.

I’ve seen by experience how external drives are susceptible to failure. Don’t rely on this for your sole backup.

3. Online Back-up and Cloud Storage Services

There are online backup services that you can make use of for your images and information. After you sign to the service and begin the first backup, it will run in the background and automatically search for new files and create backups. Many provide unlimited Cloud storage; some are free without charge, and some you’ll have to pay for.

Apple’s iCloud and Dropbox can be two examples of Cloud storage solutions that allow users to upload photos and images to their cloud account using their websites or mobile apps. There’s more than just backup options and file synchronization feature, but also sync your files and sharing options for your files.

A few other Cloud storage solutions include the following websites:


This hub online lets you build your website (web addresses included) with distinctive designs to select from. The plans come with unlimited storage for photos and various tools for editing photos.

Amazon Prime Photos:

In addition to your favorite online store, customers registered for Amazon Prime can download Amazon Prime Photos. Amazon Prime Photos App. In addition to storing unlimited photographs, you also have the option to get photographs, prints, calendars, and more delivered directly to your doorstep. There’s a fantastic feature known as Family Vault, which allows you to allow at least five people to store unlimited pictures together.

Google Photos:

If you own an Android device linked to a Google account, it is possible to set up your images to be automatically backed up to Google Photos when you download or take the photo. This feature is now available with more editing options, including color adjustment cropping, resizing, and many more. It’s a free subscription for unlimited storage. However, photographs cannot be bigger than 16 pixels. If you want larger photos, you will need to purchase storage that is 100 GB.


Another site for storage for professionals, Pixpa, is for photos and provides an online portfolio site, online stores, and client galleries. You don’t need any knowledge of the website to use the site; you can pick among their designs to show off your work. The plans offer cloud storage for original photos, with plans between 10GB and 10TB.


The most popular web-based file hosting service on the web has a user-friendly interface, and it’s a simple the folder system for the storage of images and various other files on the internet. Dropbox can be used with any operating system for computers and offers applications for iOS and Android phones.


If you have the Apple gadget, then iCloud can be ideal to complement Apple Photos. However, it’s also accessible to Windows. It allows you to upload your pictures online and show them on an image stream, and similar to Facebook, it allows you to tag names and places, and other iCloud users can join the stream by uploading their photos.

The iCloud free account comes with a limited to 5GB storage. Paid plans are also available for additional storage.

Microsoft OneDrive:

Not only can it store and backup images, but also other types of files are also stored. Therefore there are no special photo enhancement features available here. It has an identical interface to Windows 10, so those who use that operating system or have worked with it might feel more comfortable with its usage.

OneDrive’s free account offers five GB in storage.

 4. Computer Storage

An easy and simple method for backing up photos is to keep them on the internal hard drive on your computer. However, as some computers’ hard drives are known as failing over time, it’s recommended to create a backup using different media to be in the best position.

 5. Hard Copy Prints

If you want to save the most important photographs of your life, the most effective way to back up your photos is to print them and keep them in a specific box, photo album, or scrapbook. In the unlikely event that a digital image is lost or damaged, or whatever, there will be an original print of the photograph, which you can scan and convert back to a digital image.

5. Photo Recovery Software

Don’t be concerned if your device is losing the photographs and you don’t have the backups. There’s software to recover the photos to help you recover your images to backup for any future loss.

Aren’t technologies amazing? With these ideas and suggestions to keep in mind, you will easily relive your most treasured memories! Are you looking to create new memories that you will keep for years to come? Please take a look at my packages for professional photography like weddings, families, and so much more. Contact me with any questions!

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