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A backup is a duplicate intended to be kept in case of problems with an original. Such as a backup camera or a backup copy of some images.

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What is the recommended workflow for syncing a large Lightroom catalog with Dropbox?

I have a fairly large Lightroom catalog that I want to keep on an external hard drive to preserve space on my Macbook hard drive, as well as keeping originals backed up to Dropbox. Are there any ...
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Cross-Platform Photo Management Workflow - from Smart-Phone/PC to Storage to Print

I am looking for a simple photography workflow. I want as much automation as possible to handle synchronization, organization, editing, and printing. I am willing to put in more work upfront so ...
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How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?

This question seems similar to this one, but my needs are different : I shoot in RAW exclusively I'm looking for a 100% offline solution: while traveling, Internet won't be accessible the "laptop" ...
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Back up digital images on travel [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a solid state device I can use to back up my digital files without a computer when I am traveling.
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How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop?

How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop? My library is too big with almost 400 GB full of raw files and stacks going for years. I am running out of Disk ...
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How can I do incremental backups of my Lightroom library?

I'm already backing my entire computer (Mac) up to an external drive using Time Machine but I have a fireproof hard drive that I put my most critical documents onto, as well as my photo library. The ...
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How should I backup by Lightroom photos , split between comercial and noncommercial

I'm trying to work out a backup strategy for my photos using Lightroom. Backing up the Lightroom catalogue is no problem but then there are the photos themselves, so I'm looking for some feedback. ...
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Am I the only one who hates uploading photos from his memory card? [closed]

I'm not sure if I'm the only that has this problem: do any of you find hard to manage the photos you take with your digital camera? I'm gonna make the comparison with a smartphone: with the ...
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Methods for wireless real-time remote backups of images?

This question was inspired by the recent question about Shooting Demonstrations and Political Events and the older How do you protect yourself at protests? question. It was originally posted as a ...
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Photo backups via USB Hub + card reader + tablet + external HDD

Yes, it's another question about photo backups during traveling. But it's not a duplicate of this and this because I'm asking about specific way of backuping and will it work or no. I have D750 and ...
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Is Mirroring on one card is done through camera or through cards?

It was a vague title, let me explain:) Some cameras for example Nikon D-610 and D-810 that I have used have two slots for memory cards and in settings you can tell it to use Slot2 as a mirror for the ...
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How were negatives backed up prior to the availability of inexpensive scanners?

Prior to scanners becoming a commodity, how did photographers make duplicates\backups of their negatives? For example, if a wedding photographer's shop burned down, how did they recover? Or was it a ...
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What is the simplest way to consolidate a photo library that is spread across several hard drives?

For the last 5 years I've have collected a lot of pictures. Mainly travel and family pictures. The problem is that I was not particularly strict when it came to my workflow. Right now I have 3 USB ...
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Best way to backup/edit RAW photos while travelling abroad with bad Internet access? [duplicate]

This question is a duplicate. In particular a duplicate of these questions: How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access? How can I backup my photos while travelling? ...
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Lightroom: Import photos to folder in computer and backup in external hard disk?

I'm completely new to Lightroom, so I'm not able to understand features so easily. All I want to do is this: When I insert the Memory card Lightroom asks for importing. I want to... Import ...
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Why do copies of the same photo have slightly different file sizes?

I've been pulling my hair out at this task, which seems insurmountable. I have spent a lot of time consolidating all my past storage drives, and then doing it again, and now discover I have many ...
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Should I store RAW file or DNG for backing up [duplicate]

I have decided to store my photos for back-up. I am struggling with file type. Should I store the RAW file that comes from camera or DNG file where all my editing has been stored.
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Should I store unedited/raw, edited, or watermarked images while backing up on DVD/CD?

I have decided to store my photos on DVD/CDs as one form of back-up. I am struggling with what to back up though. The following are the stages my photos go through: 1. Save the unedited photos, i....
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Can I ask Lightroom to delete copied photos from the SD card?

I have a 32GB SD card, and I find that I run out of space on the card sooner than I'd like. Can I get Lightroom to delete the photos from the SD card after they have been copied to the Mac? Not just ...
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What method is best to take backups of your digital photos?

What method do you recommend to take secure backups of your photos? I have used Carbonite.com for my family photos and videos - it is an online backup - just select folders to backup and the software ...
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What options are there for good, cheap online backup of photos?

What is a good and cheap solution for online backup of over 100Gb, probably growing to 200+ in about a year, and then no doubt more after that. I am looking for something that can work in the ...
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Do any cameras with dual SD card slots support copying images from one card to the other?

Luckily, I've never had a memory card fail on me thus far and since making a backup copy of a memory card never was a real option for me when traveling, I never worried too much about backups. Today ...
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How can I find duplicate photos in a very large pool of data (tens to hundreds of gigs)?

Can anyone suggests a good photo duplication detection utility that works well when I am dealing with about a 100gb of data (collected over the years)? I would prefer something that works on Ubuntu. ...
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Is version control software used for photos?

I am a software developer at heart and by trade, and spend a lot of time in development tools... One of the more useful development tool types is version control, and for the uninitiated, it works ...
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What devices transfer photos from one flash media to another?

I recall seeing years ago a device which you would attach two USB drives to, and it would copy files from one USB device to the other. Usually two flash drives, but it would also work with sd to USB ...
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How to backup my flash card without computer [duplicate]

I travel a lot, mainly in Asia, and take a lot of photos in each of my trips. Can you recommend me a device to backup my photos from my flash card to another external drive without using a computer? ...
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Best way to move photos to another drive (Lightroom)?

My wife uses Lightroom for her Photography business. Her main drive is filling up and I installed another drive into our Mac Pro to be used as an archive. She has groups of files (Weddings, since ...
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Lightroom: how to backup the catalog and photos (raw files) on a network drive

I read a couple of post talking about the same topic but i didn't get an answer (step by step) on how can i backup all my catalg and files (pictures/raws) to another drive (network drive). So far i ...
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Backing up iPhone photos to iPad Mini on lengthy travel

I will be purchasing an iPad mini for my iPhone to back up pictures (among other uses). I'll be traveling for approximately three months, and, as a traveler, I would say I don't take that many ...
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How can I automatically back up only selected photos from Aperture?

Since some time I started using Aperture as my photo managament software. It offered me a nice workflow - but there's one thing I would like to know how to get working. I want to backup my files. ...
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Can I back up just the iPhoto library, without the photos?

I maintain all of my photos on a separate hard drive on my network. I've imported them into iPhoto but did not select "copy to iPhoto", so they're merely referenced from the network drive. I've gone ...
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When I take “Time Machine” backup of Lightroom, does it backup my edits?

I´m wondering, if I take "Time Machine" of my Macbook Pro, does it backup Lightroom? And if it does, will my edits follow the picture?
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How to backup my memory card without a PC? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel for a long time and won't have access to PC or internet. I want to backup my photos from my memory card to my hard drive. Is there any solution that copies photos directly from a ...
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Photo backup solutions in the cloud [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What options are there for good, cheap online backup of photos? I am currently travelling quite a lot and sometimes carry up to two hard drives with me. While they are also ...
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Is there a way to export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are?

So, somehow I managed to erase folders containing some pictures. Now that I'm over my own stupidity, I ask, is there a way I can export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are? I ...
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How can I select photos that are deleted in the working set from a backup?

I have a set of photos that I have backed up in two different locations. So I have three sets in total. In my working set, I deleted the photos that I deemed not good enough to keep. I actually ...
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How can I backup my photos while travelling?

I'm going travelling around the world for a year in September and am already panicking about how best to send my photos home while in various countries. Requirements: I only need to backup JPEG ...
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how to backup large amounts of photos at home?

I have just lost an external drive and am looking for a more robust/ reliable way of backing up photos. I don't think the cloud is ready for me because I topically shoot 100 keepers and at 20MB each ...
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Feature differences of Photobackup devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access? Disclaimer: long question. While this covers the grounds of this question I would like updated ...
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Family Mac workflow to enable family editing/viewing of images/movies

What is the best software/hardware solution for editing/storage/viewing of a family's digital images/movies on multiple Macs? The family wants to collaborate on editing using Aperture and iMovie. We ...
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What would I lose by deleting old Lightroom backup folders?

So I've noticed that the size of my harddisk drive that has the Lightroom backups is decreased dramatically. This is because it contains many Lightroom backups. I've almost 10,000 photos in my catalog....
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Looking for a DSLR bag with wallet for 7“ Android tablet / 9” netbook (for on-the-go editing, backup pics/WiFi uploads)

I'm looking for a DSLR camera bag that has a large enough wallet to house a 7" tablet or even a 9" netbook. I would like to carry a tablet or small notebook PC for making backup copies of the photos, ...
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Scanning film photograph for backup and archives

My mom asked me to scan all her photos both for the reason of having a backup in case of fire and so she can have them digitally. My scanner (Doxie) has the option of several different file formats ...
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Prepare to format my PC and backing up my photos in Lightroom 4

So finally I've enough time to format my pc and install Windows 7, I have Lightroom 4 and I want to know how can I backup my photos, catalog and settings so I can retrieve them in Lightroom 4 after ...
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Different backup camera strategy

After reading good question here, I consider getting a backup. It looks like most photographers use same-camera-type backup, like 2 DSLRs and duplicate lenses. That is too expensive for amateurs! ...
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How important is a backup camera body?

I've read that a professional photographer should have at least two camera bodies, with one serving as a backup. How important is it to have a backup camera body? Consider both amateur and ...
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How do I backup raw files and lightroom metadata without running lightroom?

I am new to Lightroom and started using it when Lightroom4 beta was released. I was using Lightroom4 beta on a test machine. I have few raw files (NEF) imported and edited in Lightroom. The trial ...
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If I back up a Lightroom catalog using Mac Time Machine, will the images still be properly connected?

I have recently moved from pc to mac and am about to start backing up my mac to a separate hard drive using Time Machine. My question is, if I am in the unfortunate position of needing to use the back ...
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How to properly archive Lightroom

We've got 4 catalogs running on our production computer (Families, Weddings, Fashion, Personal). All of these catalogs contain images that we want to retain long term. When our hard drive filled up, ...
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How should I back up my photos?

I currently have a Time Capsule backing up all of my photos but I'm looking for advice on how else to back them up. I feel as though I should have an online back up along with the Time Capsule or ...