Best Ways To Store Your Photos Digitally

As technology has advanced, people have moved beyond film with their photos. They have sought out new ways to preserve their favorite memories, but knowing which ones to choose from can be hard. Here are some of the best ways to store your photos digitally.

Go to the Cloud

Although you may rely on social media for photo storage, that can be risky. You may be subjecting yourself to hackers who want to use your information to steal your identity. However, using a cloud service can provide you with a safer option.

Many of these services have security features that will protect your information. In addition, there are ones that are easy to use so that you don’t have to worry about the process being too complex if you’re not tech-friendly.

Consider an External Drive

One of the other best ways to store your photos digitally is to put them on an external drive. If you have photos on your computer but are worried about losing them because of a virus or running out of space, an external drive can help ease your fears.

With the right size, an external drive can store thousands of photos. In addition, it’s easy to use since you can plug it into your computer with a USB cable and start copying files over. You also can add security protocols to the drives that will keep unwanted viewers out.

Print and Scan

Even if you’ve got your photos in the cloud or on an external drive, you can also take one final measure that’s more old school: print them out. If you’re concerned that you may lose or accidentally delete your digital file, your printed copy can be a backup to scan it and make it digital again.

With these steps, you can create backup copies of your favorite memories that you can look at whenever you feel nostalgic. Although there may never be a time when you’ll need that backup, you’ll be glad to have it instead of losing it completely.

By Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.