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Monument is a Smart Personal Cloud for Storing and Organizing Your Photos

Want the benefits of cloud photo storage combined with the simplicity and security of having possession of the physical hard drive? A new gadget called Monument aims to deliver just that. It's the world's first desktop device that uses artificial intelligence to provide a "personal cloud" that you can use to backup your photos and access them from anywhere.

This Glass Disc Can Store 360 TB of Your Photos for 13.8 Billion Years

If you back up your photos on optical disks or storage drives, there's a good chance your data won't last as long as you do due to things known as "disc rot" and "data rot". But what if you want to ensure that your precious photos live longer than you? Good news: a new "eternal" storage technology may be on the horizon.

Scientists have created nanostructured glass discs that can storage digital data for billions of years.

Photographers Beware: Seagate Slapped with a Class Action Suit Over Bad Hard Drives

Backing up your data properly is a critical responsibility for digital photographers these days, but if you use certain Seagate hard drives in your setup, you may want to think about alternatives.

Seagate was hit with a class action lawsuit today by consumers who claim that the company's hard drives "failed to live up to the advertised promises" by failing and causing the loss of data.

Photographer Loses Pictures from 20+ Shoots After Car Broken Into

An Iowa photographer recently learned an extremely painful lesson about the importance of backing up images in multiple places after photo shoots. Someone broke into her car and made off with thousands of dollars in equipment, including 6 memory cards containing thousands of photos from over 20 wedding, family, and newborn shoots.

This is Wedding Photographer Sam Hurd’s Impressive Backup Workflow

Washington D.C.-based wedding photographer Sam Hurd has quite a wild backup system for his clients' images. In an article and video Hurd posted on his blog, he explains the extensive setup behind his apocalyptical-style backup protection. If you thought you had your files well protected, you might feel otherwise after watching this (unless you're careful to the same degree).

How To Create a Recoverable Workspace in Mac OS X For Safe Photo Editing

Many photographers unfortunately know the horror of editing a photograph and accidentally saving over the original copy all too well. While Lightroom implements a non-destructive system for saving files, Photoshop can be a bit more dangerous, and accidents do occur. Today, we will show you how to set up a safe workspace area on your Mac that will back up photographs as you edit them.

GNARBOX: Offload, Edit, and Share Your Photos and Videos Without a Laptop

If you've been looking for a way to download, organize, edit, and share your photos and videos on the go without having to use a laptop, GNARBOX is a new product you should look into. It's a new mobile solution that aims to replace your bulky laptop by putting everything you need inside a small, durable device and a smartphone app.

Photojournalist Loses Life’s Work After Burglars Steal Hard Drives

Camera gear may be expensive and painful to have stolen, but your photos are priceless and devastating to lose. A photographer's worst nightmare just happened to a well-known photographer: on Monday, Montreal-based photojournalist Jacques Nadeau returned home to find that burglars had stolen all the photos he has taken during his life and career.

Amazon Announces Unlimited Photo Storage for Just $12 a Year

Amazon has just dropped a huge bomb on the file storage industry by announcing two new unlimited cloud storage subscription plans. One lets you store all the files your heart desires for just $60 a year, and the second is one that may be a very attractive backup option for photographers: unlimited photo storage for just $12 a year.

Amazon Prime Members Now Get Unlimited Photo Storage at No Additional Cost

Amazon Prime has long been a go-to service for streamers and shoppers alike. But today, the service has become a great deal more enticing to photographers with the announcement of Amazon Prime Photos: a cloud-based service that will allow you to store unlimited photographs on Amazon’s massive cloud platform without having to pay a cent on top of your regular Prime membership.

PSA: Dropbox Can’t Automatically Backup Your Photos in iOS 8 Yet

Update: Dropbox has contacted us to let us know that the issue has been fixed!

Dropbox users waiting anxiously for iOS 8 to drop so they can take advantage of all the cool new features like manual controls and a more robust photo experience take note: your automatic backup will be temporarily shut off once you update to the new OS and download the newest version of the Dropbox app.

How to Download a Backup of All of Your Facebook Photos and Videos in a Few Easy Steps

Facebook may not be your main photo storage solution (at least we hope it's not), but knowing how to download a backup of all the photos and videos you've uploaded to and shared through the service is still a useful skill to keep tucked away in your Internet toolbox.

Fortunately, the social network actually has a very straightforward, secure and simple system in place so you can download a backup of all your photos, videos, messages and posts in just a few simple steps.

A Cautionary Tale: How a Bug in Dropbox Permanently Deleted 8,000 of My Photos

TL;DR: If you are using Dropbox as a sole backup of your files, think again. Without making a mistake, you might lose your files.

I started using Dropbox back in 2009 and have always loved the service. Over time, I kept moving more and more files to my Dropbox folder and eventually had to upgrade to the Pro plan to keep up with the space requirements. In particular, I moved there all of my photos in order to be able to view/share them online and also to have them backed up.

In April of this year, a hard drive in my laptop was running low on space so I decided to use the Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature to unsync some large directories from the laptop. Because there was never any problem with the service and also because it’s already the year 2014, I thought it might be about time that one can trust a cloud-based storage service and use them as a sole backup of their files. Boy, I was wrong.