It’s estimated that people took 1.2 trillion digital photos in 2017. With the rise of smartphones with cameras and the decline of digital camera sales, most of these images are taken on our smartphones.
You probably have thousands and thousands of digital photos. You probably also have physical photos and photo albums too.
Need a way to preserve your select digital memories? Keep reading to learn about some popular ways to preserve your photos.
1. Store Them in the Cloud
You’re taking a chance if you only have your photos stored on your phone without cloud backup. If your phone breaks or gets lost, and your photos are not backed up, you won’t be able to access them. All your precious digital memories will be lost.
One of the easiest ways to save your digital photos is to save them on the cloud. There are plenty of cloud storage solutions that you can choose from and upload all your photos.
If you have photos that are physical copies only, you should consider digitizing those images as well so that you have a backup.
2. Back Up on a Hard Drive
If you don’t want to only rely on cloud storage, another option is to back up your digital memories on a hard drive.
An external hard drive attaches to your computer and provides instant additional storage. It’s a great way to back up your photos and also any important videos which will take up a lot of space on your phone or laptop.
For extra assurance, you can back up your photos on both a hard drive and on the cloud in case you’re unable to access either one.
3. Create a Scrapbook Online
A fun and creative way to preserve memories is to create an online scrapbook. This is a great idea for making a keepsake of important events such as your wedding or your child’s birthday party.
Maybe you love the idea of a scrapbook, but you don’t want to deal with glue or paper. There are scrapbook maker programs that allow you to design an online scrapbook with select digital memories.
What’s more, you have the option of keeping your scrapbook digital, as a digital memory book or printing it out as a keepsake.
4. Print Them Out
You can’t replace the nostalgic feeling of flipping through physical photos or a physical photo album. In addition to backing up your digital memories, you can also print out select photos and place them in a photo album.
You can categorize each album. For example, you can make a photo album for each of your children – or you can print out photos of your vacations and trips or any event that means a lot to you.
5. Make a Journal
If you enjoy writing and journaling, you can make a journal of your memories. You can print out certain memories or photos, glue them on your journal, and write about that memory.
By writing about your cherished memories, you’re keeping the feeling of those memories alive.
Final Thoughts on Preserving Your Digital Memories
As you can see from the list above, there are several ways to preserve your digital memories. You can get as creative and crafty as you’d like. However, make sure to have a backup of your photos.
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