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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Does the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A allow backup up to an external USB hard drive?

From what I understood from the material found at Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A, this device is capable of connecting to an external USB hard drive. But the site is not clear on what "...
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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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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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? Both ...
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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 photos ...
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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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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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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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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? ...