Do you have a ton of pictures on your phone like I do? Does it ever get to the point where you are deleting things you really want to save because you don’t have anymore storage left? What do you do with all those pictures? How can we make it easier to make sure we always get the shot and don’t miss the important moments?
My son made his middle school basketball team for the second year. My husband and I attend all the games. I usually use my Canon to take most of the photos. However, I like to have my phone to video him being announced in the starting line up and little things like that. The very first city tournament of the season they won. We beat one of our top rivals. Obviously that was a big moment I wanted to capture. I took my camera out to video the award ceremony. I videoed the second place award and I went to tape us getting the first place trophy and my phone says, “there is no more storage.” That is so frustrating. Has this ever happened to you? This was the most important moment of the game and I was missing it. There was no way I was going to get that memory back. I really wanted to record that so my son would be able to see it later. This is not the only time this has happened to me. It has happened at a Taylor Swift concert, at my daughter’s cheer competitions and the list goes on. How can you make sure you have enough memory to capture these important memories when the time comes? I am not very tech savvy, but here are a couple ideas on ways to store some of your photos.
ICLOUD PHOTOS- If you are an apple user, iCloud photo Library allows you to sync all your devices so your photos are automatically uploaded to your iPad and MacBook. Just remember when you delete something from one place you are deleting it from everywhere. Your recently deleted folder holds pictures and videos for 30 days. So if you delete something by accident check there.
There are great photo printers you use for phone photos like this one from Sharper Image. It is called the Smart Phone Photo Cube Printer. It prints 4×6 pictures without having to be hooked up to your computer. It is compatible with iPhones, iPads, galaxy, and other android devices. This is a wonderful choice for all those pictures that have accumulated on your phone and you are looking for a way to print and display them.
The digital photo frames are also an option. You can download your pictures onto these frames and they make wonderful lasting memories that you can look at and change frequently. I think these make wonderful gifts for grandparents.
I use dropbox to store a lot of my photos on my computer. My photographer uses this to send me my photos once they have been processed as well. It is a great way for me to see my photos quickly and then store them on my computer.
Hopefully you have already figured out a solution for your photo storage needs and have not run into many issues like I have in the past. Do you have any other ideas you could share with me about photo storage? I would love to hear your comments. I am getting better about storing my photos, but it has taken me several stubborn mishaps before I got the hang of it.