Skip to main content

Questions tagged [backup]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
3 answers
84 views

How do I restore a previous catalog after upgrading Lightroom Classic to v13.2?'

Immediately after upgrading Lightroom Classic to v13.2 I accidentally undid all the Flags in all the photos. I want to restore the catalogs from v12 but when I did the update to v13.2 I got a message ...
ArloGueswith's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
183 views

Apple raw image reduced quality when uploading to Amazon Photos

when backing up my iPhone 14 ProRaw images to Amazon Photos through the iOS app, my 12MP raw DNG photos are only ~1 MB or so. However, on my phone they are closer to 20 MB. After downloading the ...
zli's user avatar
  • 307
1 vote
2 answers
627 views

Backup compression that takes into account similarities between images? [closed]

I'm trying to reduce the total size of my backups without sacrificing quality, and more importantly, without discarding photos1. There are plenty of image formats that offer great compression, or ...
BoppreH's user avatar
  • 113
0 votes
1 answer
154 views

What's the behaviour of Nikon Z cameras with dual card slots set to duplication, using different card sizes?

I'm wondering, what would happen if I ran out of space on one card while the other still had space, on Nikon Z cameras with dual card slots configured to duplicate? For example, if one card is 64gb ...
foamroll's user avatar
  • 145
1 vote
1 answer
301 views

How do I backup my NEF files as NEF files from my MAC? They automatically convert to JPGs which I don’t want

I can easily download NEF files from my Nikon D850 to my MacBook and view and edit them within the Photo directory. However, if I try to save them anywhere else, an external hard drive, Google drive, ...
Matt's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
516 views

How to back-up photos on 2 external hard drives and retain photo creation date?

As shown in the set-up diagram below, I would like to offload photos from an external hard drive A to external hard drive B so that if one fails, they're not all lost, since all moved photos aren't ...
user610620's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
570 views

Should I care about duplicates with different metadata?

I'm in photo-backup-deduplication hell. Thousands of folders organised in a different way, backups of backups of backups. There's no easy way to know what's latest/more important. I'm using dupeGuru ...
Roberto's user avatar
  • 123
1 vote
1 answer
162 views

My D810 is saving NEF rather than jpgs on secondary slot

I have set the secondary slot to save a JPG version of each shot. But it is in fact saving a NEF version instead. This would be correct if set as backup, but it's not, I have checked more than a ...
Crispin Jones's user avatar
1 vote
6 answers
2k views

Is it better to use the original battery for my d7200 camera or choose an third party replacement is OK? [duplicate]

I got the original nikon d7200 batteries before, but its first initial 1st charge drains very fast. I tried to used them for a couple of weeks so they have definitely run down. And up. They've gone ...
neko neko's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
268 views

EOS R backup solution for SDXC cards [duplicate]

I have Canon EOS R which use SDXC cards, what is easier solution and light weight for do backup during travel? I have 2 cards SANDISK SDXC EXTREME PRO 128GB and just in case would like to do ...
zly's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

Uploading RAW files from iPhone using Google Photos

I transfer my ARW raw files from my Sony Alpha 7iii to my iPhone 11 Pro (iOS 13) using the Apple SD card reader and can successfully see the full quality RAW files on my phone (verified by plugging my ...
Alex's user avatar
  • 103
1 vote
2 answers
171 views

Can you simultaneously back up a photo to iCloud Photos and Google Photos on iPhone when you shoot it?

If i want to have a double back up simultaneously on both services, can they work at the same time and not have a conflict ? Did anyone try? So what I’m aiming for: 1x Photo is taken on iPhone, photo ...
MFJC's user avatar
  • 213
0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Backup photographs in the cloud with Telegram? [closed]

I would like to make a backup in the cloud of my photographs (about 128gb) while I am traveling. Telegram is free and I can send the original pictures to my second phone number. But I don't know if ...
Alfonso_MA's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
362 views

Lightroom 8.1 catalog backup includes lrcat-wal and unzipped lrcat

I'm using Lightroom 8.1 on Windows 10 1809. I've chosen to always get prompted about backing up the catalog when exiting, but after I upgraded to 8.1 (from Lr 8.0 on Windows 8.1), it seems that ...
Geir Sørensen's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
2k views

How to import photos without duplicates? [closed]

I organize my pictures using a folder structure on an external hard drive. Every time I import new pictures from my camera, I move this pictures in these folders manually. This process is tedious, and ...
Radex's user avatar
  • 123
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

When transferring photos from iPhone to computer, is it better to have selected "automatic" or "keep originals"?

When transferring photos from iPhone 7 to computer, is it better to have selected "automatic" or "keep originals"? Which setting would transfer the photos with the highest quality?
Mariana Beaumont's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
243 views

Why is my Nikon camera writing non-identical files in Dual Cards Backup Mode?

I have a Nikon D7000 with which I use dual SD cards. I have the camera configured to write the same images to both cards, in case one of the cards becomes unreliable. I accidentally let the two ...
Tripp Kinetics's user avatar
4 votes
3 answers
6k views

Backup+format or buy a new SD card?

It's come to the time where my 128GB Samsung Micro SD has only 1% of its capacity left. Given I'm going travelling this summer, I need more memory to shoot. Is it better for me to buy a USB 1TB HDD, ...
adam's user avatar
  • 699
5 votes
1 answer
399 views

Difference between Lightroom Backup and copying .lrcat file?

When Lightroom does a catalog backup does it do anything more than copy the .lrcat file? Assuming the Optimize Catalog option is turned off of course. Lightroom takes a long while to backup my ...
Itai's user avatar
  • 103k
2 votes
1 answer
535 views

How can I make Lightroom always backup on exit without the dialog asking everytime?

I've found many answers for how to disable the backup dialog, but they all involve turning off backups (like this one). I want Lightroom to always backup the catalog upon exiting, but I want to set ...
Henry Blyth's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
384 views

How to best keep Lightroom catalog backups?

In order to save space on my HD I create a new Lightroom catalog at the beginning of the year. With the time I also backup the photos (.NET and exported .jpg) belonging to the catalog. However I ...
Francesco's user avatar
  • 209
0 votes
4 answers
857 views

Lightroom failed external drive

So I recently started traveling and had to opt for many more portable solutions. I was/am on the hunt for better solutions. Though this is very fresh and new, so I thought I had some time to use this ...
Byron Mansfield's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
915 views

How to Duplicate SDXC Memory Cards on the Go without a Laptop?

Is there a portable device which can copy one memory card into another card without the need for a laptop, ultra-book, netbook or computer? Could an Android phone control 2 card readers or a dual-...
Itai's user avatar
  • 103k
6 votes
4 answers
1k views

How to make backups of RAW files from a DSLR without a computer?

I want to make backups of RAW files from my SD card during my travel. I do not want to carry a computer, a rotating hard drive, or an Android phone. I do have an SSD of 500gb with me. One idea was to ...
Arvind Bhatt's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
279 views

How can I manage a large image collection over multiple devices whilst utilising the cloud?

I'm struggling to find a workflow that accommodates my needs and was hoping someone might recommend improvements. I've mentioned the software and apps I use but am open to changing them if there are ...
James's user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
3 answers
3k views

Restoring lightroom files from backups

Recently I backed up all my photos to an external hard drive, in doing this I accidentally cut and pasted the 'Lightroom' folder, which was in 'my pictures'. On realizing this I wasn't too dismayed, ...
Kiah's user avatar
  • 977
0 votes
1 answer
800 views

I can't find my edited Lightroom photos or catalog after Lightroom crashed. What are my options?

Lightroom crashed after I exported pictures. I had to shutdown the computer. When I turned it back on and opened Lightroom, my pictures were gone. I have tried to find a backup file and I can't. I ...
K. Gard's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
506 views

Does the Canon Connect Station work for image backup while traveling?

I'm looking for a good way to backup SD cards while traveling without a computer. I know there are a number of options based on hard drives, but the one that seems most attractive right now is the ...
Caleb's user avatar
  • 31.7k
3 votes
1 answer
576 views

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 ...
Dan's user avatar
  • 31
1 vote
1 answer
113 views

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.
Jim Colton's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
308 views

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 ...
Amr Farouk's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
339 views

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 ...
Alex's user avatar
  • 123
1 vote
2 answers
186 views

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. ...
Paul Taylor's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
562 views

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 ...
Phillip.R's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
425 views

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 ...
Sergey Litvinov's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
147 views

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 ...
Brandon's user avatar
  • 2,460
4 votes
2 answers
347 views

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 ...
santiagozky's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
299 views

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? Both ...
Dennis G's user avatar
  • 427
0 votes
1 answer
613 views

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 photos ...
Harish R's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
222 views

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 ...
SailorCire's user avatar
  • 1,748
10 votes
2 answers
2k views

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 ...
Cindy's user avatar
  • 103
0 votes
1 answer
716 views

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.
jquery404's user avatar
  • 105
17 votes
7 answers
3k views

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....
snehatilak's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
2k views

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 ...
Rene's user avatar
  • 1,233
1 vote
0 answers
2k views

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? ...
user25638's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
3k views

How do I restore Lightroom photo metadata from a backup?

Yesterday I ran a bunch of my photos through exiftool in order to change their lens information. (I shoot some lenses on adapters and so the lens names and focal lengths have to be set manually.) ...
bdesham's user avatar
  • 678
5 votes
4 answers
6k views

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 ...
Kartick Vaddadi's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
258 views

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 ...
MarkE's user avatar
  • 153
1 vote
1 answer
207 views

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 ...
Shadowman's user avatar
  • 179
3 votes
1 answer
269 views

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?
Maria's user avatar
  • 31