My camera has photos, my phone has photos, my iPad has photos. I’m finding it very hard to be organised and getting photos printed off. At one stage I was saving to CDs then I was told that the shelf life of a CD was short and better to print on quality paper. Even the albums I started are crowding my study and I need to decide the best course of action. Many photos are sitting in boxes to be sorted chronologically and the time to do this will be huge. I wonder how other people manage. Do they save them straight to the cloud, or do they pay for an online storage service? The only money I’m willing to spend is to print of more photos as hard copies can be looked anytime when my electronic device has run out of battery.

Posted anonymously, 27th April 2015

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  • I have about 10 albums and about 1000 photos to be printed. I’m getting slack!


  • Mine are loads on an external hard drive but I should really print some!


  • you gotta sort through them! i store mine on a 2 hardrives and my laptop. a really cool thing i have is a digital photoframe. I can store loads of photos on there and it is like a slideshow as it displays the photos. This way you will actually get to see the photos and you can up-date as often as you like


  • I think I need to select 10% of the pictures I take and only print those off.


  • I still print photos. mostly stored on PC


  • It certainly is a million dollar question! I load all mine on to one external drive so they are all in the one place, but I’ve yet to work out the best way to sort them – whether by date or subject or whatever, it’s still hard to find the one you want when you’re looking!


  • I bought an external hard-drive where I store pictures and videos. I do regular checkups in another drive that, for security, I keep in the safe.
    I organize the pictures in different years and inside each year there are different sub-files so I can easily find what I’m looking for.
    I still print pictures though, but not as many as 10 years ago.


  • Sounds like me too. I have photos on media devices as well as in boxes. I do save them to DVD. One day I will get them sorted I’m sure lol


  • OMG I have this problem too (as probably do many others). I used to save to CDs. I have them on my phone, ipad, laptop and main computer. I used to do scrapbooking and wish I still did but then it would be just albums galore stacking up. My hubby has bought a removable hard drive so these things can be saved to it. Not sure how long these last though.


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