3 Tips to Enjoy Your Photo and Video Holiday Memories Forever

by Lynnette Nolan | Dec 22, 2011

The holidays are often a time many spend with family, friends and loved ones. It’s also a time when many of us will be snapping pictures to preserve these great memories. With the holidays already upon us this year, we released some survey data and even polled our Facebook fans about photos – and we’ve confirmed your photos the most valuable files on your computer. In order to keep your holiday memories safe this season, we’d like to offer a few simple tips:

  • Download photos/videos off of all your devices:  It’s easy to lose a phone or camera—or drop it in the egg nog—and lose all the photos stored on its internal memory. Make sure to download all your photos and video from your device to your computer.
  • Protect photos with more than just a disk drive: Computers are subject to all sorts of problems—from corrupted files to damaged hard drives to theft—that can make holiday photos disappear forever. Don’t rely on the one copy of your precious photos and videos on your computer, back them up.
  • Go to the cloud:  Keep your holiday photos and videos safe from disaster by backing them up online. With an online backup service like Carbonite, your memories are spared from computer meltdowns, theft, floods, fire or other disasters that can destroy your computers, external hard drives and photo devices.

So cheers to all for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season and, of course, to keeping your photos and videos safe too! By backing them up online, not only are they secure, but they are accessible from nearly any internet connected device (including your smartphone!) at any time via the cloud.

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