I take a lot of pictures, in fact, after reviewing the Picture Keeper–I discovered I have over 18, 000 pictures in one computer alone. That’s not including my laptop, tablet or smartphone.
By taking pictures, we capture life’s unforgettable moments, achievements, growth, beautiful landscapes, experiences and so much more. For me, this is priceless, it can’t be replaced if lost. Of course, we always have those memories but, losing them would be a monumental loss.
Believe me, I know.
Two years ago, I began to experience the blue screen of death on my computer. I didn’t have a form of back-up on my PC, simply because I never got around to it. Well, I managed to get as many pictures I could before my hard drive crashed. But, losing a huge chunk of pictures was inevitable and it did happen.
It was such a blow, I managed to recover a lot of those lost pictures through my social media and blog but, otherwise. They are gone. I held onto the hard drive to bring to my local computer store so that they can try to recover any files from the hard drive.
Enter Picture Keeper.
This is a small device that fits in the palm of your hand. One that will protect your pictures and store them safely. They come in various sizes and have different storage capabilities depending on the size of your pictures. A device that can quickly scan, store and protect your pictures for safekeeping.
The Picture Keeper Difference:
- No software to install, wires to connect, passwords to remember, or monthly fees.
- Use on multiple computers; both PC and Mac compatible.
- Once one Picture Keeper fills, just use another and the second will continue where the first left off. Amazing!
- Works well with all photo organizing softwares like Kodak Easy Share, Picasa, etc.
- Easily use with your digital photo frame, favorite print kiosk or keep in a fire-proof safe.
Simple. Easy. Ready to GO.
What I loved the most was how simple it was to use. There’s nothing to install, no fuss, nothing. I took the Picture Keeper, plugged it in and just hit ‘START BACKUP’ and off it went. It scanned all of the pictures on my computer, skipped duplicates and I was even able to work while it did it and it didn’t lag my PC. Pictured above, you can see the step by step on my desktop.
Another cool thing about Picture Keeper is that they have a mobile app. The Picture Keeper Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android provides a simple, easy way to wirelessly backup the photos on your mobile device to your computer. The PK app is the perfect companion to your Picture Keeper USB drive or can be used alone to ensure your mobile photos are never left to chance.
I think that is a great tool, especially in those moments when time isn’t on your side and your PC may be going and you need an easy and quick way to back-up those precious moments. The only downside is that if you take very large pictures like I do, it minimizes the space available in the drive. That’s understandable though, so if you take larger photos, you may want to consider the PK PRO or resize your pictures.
A PK4 Up for Grabs!
One lucky winner will win a PK4 to store and capture all of their precious pictures and memories. This contest is open to the US/CAN and opens on February 26th, 2014 and ends on March 13th, 2014.
Don’t leave your pictures to chance, it’s devastating when you lose it all. I know that I take EVERY precaution to save my pictures and back them up as much as I can so that I never have to worry or suffer that loss. For more information, check out Picture Keeper on Facebook, here. Follow @PictureKeeper on Twitter for the latest updates as well.
How much space do you think you would need to store your pictures?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.