Use and Store Each Year's Photo Memory Card

Many of us now have digital cameras and if you are like me, the pictures rarely go any farther than the computer. We tend to buy the biggest memory cards that hold sometimes 600 pictures. I decided to buy the card that holds the least amount of pictures.

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I purchase a new memory card each January and use it throughout the year. At the end of the year I will mark the card with 2008 and put it in our fire proof safe. The memory card acts as your negatives, if your computer crashes, you will have a backup be able to replace your treasured photos

By PICO from ST PAUL, ALBERTA

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

Good idea! Just remember that some memory cards get discontinued after a few years, when a new technology comes along. In ten or fifteen years, will you be able to use your same memory card reader? Possibly not. Perhaps you could burn the pictures to a CD (or DVD, if you have a burner), and store that in your safe as well. It can't hurt to have several methods of back-up!

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

That sounds like a good idea -- certainly smaller to fit in a safe than a stack of CD's. But I'm kind of confused --what if you take more pictures than your memory card will hold? Do you have multiple memory cards throughout one year?

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

Why not use a usb flash drive and keep adding pics to it. Just an idea.

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

I burn my pictures every month or two because I take a LOT of pictures with kids. I burn them twice. I keep one in my safe and I take one two my Dad's house. Just in case, God forbid, my house would ever burn and possibly melt the CD in my safe I have one off site.

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

i've done the same thing as Heather..flash drives. what an awesome wee invention....

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June 25, 20080 found this helpful

I just download mine to the computer. Then I send them to an external hard drive for safe keeping. I don't have my external hard drive plugged in unless I need to remove things that I want to keep. I also just burn them off to a CD.

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July 1, 20080 found this helpful

That is a good idea. You can also purchase a Pocket hard Drive for storing pics and documents. My mom does this and Purchased one for me aswell. We keep it in a fire safe box and download pic to it after any event . So we will never be missing any pics if there were a fire or lost camera

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July 1, 20080 found this helpful

That is a good idea. You can also purchase a Pocket hard Drive for storing pics and documents. My mom does this and Purchased one for me aswell. We keep it in a fire safe box and download pic to it after any event . So we will never be missing any pics if there were a fire or lost camera

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