November 4, 2010

Memory Keeper

I think I have mentioned in one of my blogs that I had this little mishap with my computer files (videos and photos in particular). Since Madi was born, I have been taking pictures and videos of her almost every single day and you cannot imagine how much I have collected in a span of more than two years. However, I have not been backing them up properly until my hard drive gave up. Then I had to go to this company who specializes in recovering files and pay them more than a thousand dollars. It's not a small amount of money and it's something that I do not want to happen again. So I have learned my lesson and now I do an automatic back-up on my computer and aside from that, I have been looking at sites where I can also save my photos and videos.

For videos, the only free place I know I can save them is YouTube. I am still in the process of uploading the videos as there is TONS of them. I am not sure how much more time it is going to take for me to be on track and I have not checked yet if there is a limit as to how much I can upload in YouTube.

For my photos, so far, the best one I got is Shutterfly. Reasons I find it to be the best:

  1. I normally purchase pictures from them.
  2. Storing is FREE and there is NO PURCHASE NEEDED. (Kodak Gallery cancelled my account because I did not purchase for a certain period of time.)
  3. I also like the "Share Site" thing that Shutterfly has.
  4. Aside from free storage of photos, Shutterfly always has other freebies almost all the time. What can I say, I'm cheap!

I found Flickr to be a cool site too but it has a limit of photos you can upload each month unless you pay. I would use it for sharing really good photographs though. If I were a professional photographer then I guess I would pay for Flickr;)

Suggestions or comments are welcome since I am not one hundred percent sure if putting all my photos and videos out there is a good idea too.

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