Sharing is not enough; back up your pictures!

This week I’ve been posting (and posting) about our trip to Orlando.  What can I say, it was our first trip as a young family that actually felt like a vacation and not like more work than being home and that was pretty exciting for us! I’ve already ordered a photo book, because even though life has been busier than ever since we got back I know that if I didn’t do it right away, it would end up at the bottom of my “to do” list and by the time it got done – and let’s be realistic, “if ever” is a possibility – the memories wouldn’t be fresh and we wouldn’t be nearly as excited to see and share the pictures as we are right now!


Ashlyn loves to look at our photo albums and I know that we’ll spend lots of time talking about the memories from our trip as we flip through the pages of our photo book together. Sure, I’ve shared a few of our 657 pictures here on my blog, and I have about 100 on my Facebook account, but there’s something about having a physical copy that is really special to me. Plus, I don’t like letting the girls play on my laptop – if they hit the wrong combination of buttons any number of things can go wrong!  I’m terrible about backing up our pictures(read: I never ever do it despite talking about it every so often) so I was happy to be contacted by MailPix about their current promotion of a free Picture Keeper with purchase.

Using the Picture Keeper couldn’t be easier – just insert it into a USB port and it does all of the work, finding all of the image files on your computer and backing them up.  I have over 13,000 (!) image files on my laptop alone, so I decided to go into the Options and select only the folders relating to our Florida trip to back up on this 4G Picture Keeper. This really reinforces to me that a) I need to be more thorough about deleting the not so great pictures that I take and b) I need to back up my pictures more often! I may have many of the “keepers” printed but I haven’t printed pictures since last Easter and if my laptop crashed, I would be crushed to lose so many special memories!

Do you print your pictures, or at least back up your digital files?

Disclosure: I was provided a Picture Keeper by to facilitate my review.  All opinions on my blog are always my own.

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