What’s Your Photo and Document Backup Plan?

Part 2: How to Back Up Your Computer and Smartphone

In part 1 of this series, we talked about converting paper and print photos to digital devices to preserve original copies. The transition in 2020 to working at home and using more remote services makes us more aware of security issues and how files can become permanently lost. Recent wildfires and other natural disasters also create concern about losing precious photos and valuable documents. We want you to feel safe. Let’s start with your computer.

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What’s Your Photo and Document Backup Plan?

Part 1: Converting paper to digital to preserve original copies

As we get ready to roll into the fall season, it’s an excellent time to take inventory. For some, that might mean securing and backing up documents and photos. You may be among many who have recently shifted to working remotely and had to purchase new computers, phones, or other office equipment. In a rush to get up and running, you may have forgotten about the need for backup and security. Recently, businesses have been hitting the news with large scale data loss problems. But what can you do at home? We can help you protect your most valuable paperwork and images. Ask yourself:

  • Do you know where your documents are saved?
  • Are your photos and videos secure?
  • Can you access photos and documents from anywhere?

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Getting the Most Out of Your Videos

Over the years, I have collected many hours of film or video to preserve family memories like summer vacations, birthdays, and other special events in the form of home movies. If you have years of reels, videotapes, or DVDs, stored in boxes, learn how to convert old home movies to digital formats to preserve your history.
Your collection may include:

  • Film reels: old film from 3” to 8” with anywhere from 50’ to 600’ of footage. The cost to convert it is well worth being able to view it anytime
  • Tapes: 1 to 2-hour recordings including single or multiple events corrected several hours to many years

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Organizing, Sharing, and Securing iPhone Photos to Relive All Your Summer Fun

Your iPhone is always handy to take pictures of people you love enjoying time together! Summer is in full swing, and there are plenty of things to do from enjoying family picnics and swimming to backyard camping and fireworks!

But, how do you keep track of all those new images added to your photo gallery? If you have an iPhone, it’s as simple as creating separate albums. This makes them easy to find and view quickly.

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Celebrating Father’s Day in a New World – How to Honor Him in a Slideshow

Recently, Picture This Organized published a post about Mother’s Day celebrations and how they would look different in 2020. Well, June is the month to pay tribute to our fathers, and we are in the same predicament. How do we make Father’s Day special this year? Despite social distancing requirements, here are several ideas from having backyard barbeques to getting involved in community activities.

Dad’s don’t always enjoy the spotlight but take some time to let them know that their efforts to support and provide for their families are forever appreciated.

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A Time and Reason to Tell Your Story

Picture This Organized helps you share your life journey with family and friends. We sort through the past and preserve the most significant pieces for the future. Tell your stories through pictures and videos of travel, activities, and milestones that can be shared with generations to come.

During the current crisis, we are still able to guide you while gathering photos, art, film, and managing your existing collections. Although we can’t do in-person consultations, we can support you through webinar appointments to show you what we do and how we do it. We’ll explain ways to prepare your items or digital files to mail or transfer to us, then collaborate and keep you updated through email instructions.

We also want to offer some interesting thoughts about how we can provide value to both existing and new clients at this time.

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