Every person treasures the photos of their loved ones as valuable memories throughout life. Hence, these photographs should be preserved carefully so that we can cherish these memories even at an older age. Luckily, there are multiple ways of storing these irreplaceable family photos for a lifetime.
Online storage of family photos
- Dropbox is one of the online storage facilities you can find on the internet where the photos can be kept securely. The free version offers 2GB space to synchronize photos of all sizes online and across several devices. Automatic backup of selected photos can be maintained in the Dropbox system. Where files are simply dropped in the folder for storage. Meanwhile, the paid version is used for professional purposes, to share photos of projects with clients and of course, offers bigger memory space.
- Google Photos is another online storage option. This backup storage is linked to your Gmail account and this can be installed on your mobile phones. Whenever a new photo is added to the device, a backup copy is sent to the cloud immediately. If space is limited, some photos can be deleted by the user.
- The online backup service of Apple is called iCloud, which is found automatically in every iPhone and Mac devices.
- Adobe users can store photos online in Adobe Creative Cloud, which can be used to share photos on all online platforms. It has a storage capacity of 20 GB that can be further extended to 1 TB if needed.
Store photos in an external hard drive
Another way to store your photos is by using external hard drives. I personally have 2 hard drives, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim and SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD which both have 1TB memory space. I have one solely for storing our family photos and videos while the other one is for my important files such as contracts, articles, blog photos and etc.
Secure printed photos in an album
The traditional way of preserving printed photos in the photo album is still popular. These photos are printed on a high-quality photo paper and should be stored away from direct sunlight, excess humidity, and too much heat.
And speaking of printed photos, I came across this cool website named Photobook PH. If you are tired of those old-style bulky photo albums, you should definitely check this out. In Photobook PH, you can customize your own album from the cover, up to the last page. They provide you with full personalization and creative control. They want consumers to make the best out of their hidden creativity. By using their wide collection of ready-made templates created by their very own designers.
So during the lockdown period that happened a few months ago, I was able to make time with my super long-overdue plan – organizing our family photos. I started with Cal’s 1st Birthday photos, which is very perfect since Photobook PH has Star Wars-themed photo books! I started by choosing our favorite photos on a separate folder then I uploaded them to Photobook PH website. From there, I just dragged and dropped each photo on the layout. You can also include text with different font types, backgrounds, and scrapbook items to form your unique photo book. Trust me, it is VERY easy!!
I have also printed these cute photos from Kuya Cloud (he’s the Superman) and Cal’s (he’s the astronaut and Batman) 1st-year photoshoot by Peekabo.
Are they really look alike? Lols.
Apart from photo books, they also offer a bunch of items you can personalize such as wall and home decors, stationaries, calendars, mugs and tumblers, and many more.
And because Photobook PH is so addicting, we also got ourselves these cute photo pillows in Disney Tsum Tsum Layout, Mickey Mouse luggage tags for the boys, and a Captain Marvel water bottle for myself. Now, I am saving up for my next Photobook PH orders lols.
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A millenial mom (of two boys) who has passion in makeup and motherhood in between.