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Old 01-13-2013, 09:46 PM
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I have all my photos on my external hard drive now. I got 1 TB for just under $100 on sale. I organize them in folders by year and from there each session has a folder by the day it was taken.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:51 PM
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I bought a 1 TB external hard drive because my photos were taking up too much space (I store both jpeg and raw files). I also just got a new PC and hoping to buy a second internal hard drive, hopefully 500 GB to 1 TB.

Before that I regularly cleaned out my laptop because a lot of the temp files were taking up MASSIVE amounts of space. Once it deleted almost 16 GB (yes, GB!) in memory. Most of my P&S pictures are stored on my father's external hard drive, because I didn't have one at the time. Storing in CD's and online scare me, to

My photos aren't really organized, just automatically sorted by date. Sometimes they are titled but usually they aren't, which sucks for me when I'm trying to find something.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:31 PM
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Organization... what's that...

My pictures are all over the place. Just in the past year or so I've started using iphoto so all my newest ones are stored on there, and most of them then make their way to Photobucket. Anything older than that will be on Photobucket as well and probably also in some random folder somewhere on my computer.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:56 PM
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I have an external hard drive and it is soooooo convenient. I have like, everything on it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:11 AM
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Years, then by day. Edited photos get labled as XX_edit.jpg or something like that.

I use picasa as a photo viewer, but sort by date works too. Hard drives are cheap. I run dual 1TB internals with one acting as a backup drive (automatically, daily). By the time this is full, 5TBs will be cheap
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:51 AM
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I keep all my photos as well. ALL of them. However after loosing 10,000 pictures to a virus (I cried. alot.) I know keep multiples. I have on external drive with ALL my pictures, and another with those that are really dear to me, so that if anything happens to the external (I had one with all my music go belly up not too long ago, thank god my dad could fix it) I have the special ones. I do have recent ones on my laptop though.

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:37 AM
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External harddrive.

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:51 AM
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proper folder--->external hard drive ----> fire safe.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:52 AM
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We have an external hard drive connected to our home network. I think it's 500 GB and its in a hard drive array so it backs up as you write to it. Matt set it up after our external hard drive started making random noises and I got really paranoid about the safety of my pictures.

I organize by Title (something like DogParkTipper01.14.2013) and put all the originals I want to keep under that folder. Then within that folder I have another folder called Edits. Everything in the Edits folder gets uploaded to Flickr. I keep pretty much all the originals that aren't blurry. I figure that I'm always relearning how to edit so some of the really crappy ones I might be able to make not so crappy some day.

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:48 AM
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Just remember for everybody who stores on a HD - it's not "if" your HD fails, it's "when." Use a back up. Always.

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