Monday, February 22, 2016

Photo backup and storage solutions

I'll present here several tools to backup your photos on your PC and other devices:

Picture Keeper Photo Backup Device (Stores up to 320,000 photos)

No software to install, wires to connect, passwords to remember, or monthly fees. Easily use with your digital photo frame, favorite print kiosk or keep in a fire proof safe.

PK-8 Picture Keeper (8,000 photo capacity)

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Backing up digital files to the iCloud

We are all about easy and secure access of our digital files.

We have been using Amazon's iCloud -

I will post here what you will see, after you sign up for the free Amazon iCloud UNLIMITED storage solution:

This is notes from Amazon iCloud, when you add your credit card info and take the tour:
The desktop app is the quickest way to upload multiple files at once or to back up your computer. Install the app and sign in with your Amazon login to start uploading. You'll be able to view and share your photos online and on your phone.

Then you will add your cellphone link if you wish:

Cloud Drive On The Go
Now that you've got the desktop app, you can download the mobile app to access your photos from anywhere you are. You'll see all the photos you've uploaded through the desktop app, plus you can auto-save photos from your phone, and more.

You would get this screen to upload your photos and videos:
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Bayside Digital

When and why Bayside Digital services started.

During Hurricane Sandy, Lucine was in Virginia visiting her girlfriend Yogini. They stopped by one of Yogini's neighbours, Anthony. Anthony showed us the few framed photos he was left with. All the family photos that were at Anthony's father's house up in New York were completely LOST during Hurricane Sandy. Water had rushed thru the basement of his house and all the family's irreplaceable photos and albums were GONE!

Lucine decided to have her photo collection digitized, to save from loss and damage. Her son Alex, who has graphics design background, gladly took upon himself the huge pending project. Alex digitized all 8+ shoe boxes, plus two xerox boxes full of photos with professional tools! What a relief once all those were digitized! Over 9000 analog photos were now safe and accessible anytime and anywhere, ALL archived!

They found out many of their friends were in the same situation. They wished their collection were digitized. Hence, Bayside Digital was created by the end of May 2015.

Bayside Digital is here to help you out with all those boxes of paper photos and albums you cherish. Don't you wish they were all digitized? If you tried to do it yourself on flatbed, you know how time consuming and overwhelming task it is. Also it's not of the best quality output. We can do it at a fraction of the time with high quality output.

If you keep your photos in boxes, there is the threat of damage or loss from natural disasters and deterioration over time.

Let's turn your treasured photos into digital format, to share and enjoy on every modern device. You never know when you might need them!

Let's make it easy to relive those long forgotten family and friends gatherings, vacations, parties, celebrations.

Your treasured paper photos deserve to be digitized and archived. Once we have your photos organized, you'll be able to update and add all your other digital files in one place.

We have the FAQ page as to how to prepare your bundles for digitization and the order form.

Look for our specials often. We also offer special discounts and donate to non-profit organizations holding special events.

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Getting family photos scanned and digitized

Why the time to digitize is NOW? ASAP?

Taking care of our precious family photos certainly is not top priority. Will your photo collection survive a natural disaster? Or deterioration over time? When should you start taking care of them? The time is NOW to get them digitized.

There are many advantages of digitization:
You will enjoy often watching and relive those precious moments
Rediscover moments you had almost forgotten about.
Have them available for future generations
Perhaps start a family blog or book? Once all your photos are digitized, it's much easier to accomplish that task.
Easily create slide shows or movies for upcoming events: weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, showcase your parties over the years, all your travels, commemorate the memory of a loved one, just to name a few.
Sadly, the untimely loss of our loved family or friends is not the time to digitize.
When downsizing, you'll be glad you do not have to take all those boxes and albums with you.
Moving away? Do you travel for extended time? Just grab your external hard-drive or access from online location.

Create special family books to give out.
Help individuals, familes and seniors declutter, downsize, move, etc.
Helps de-clutter and create more space.
A layer mentioned in cases of divorce, division of photos is important. I had recently an acquaintance who got divorced and he was so sad, as he had only ONE photo from his entire 25 years of wedding!
Once they get digitized professionally, you may give away most of your printed photos or use in collage and other artwork. And keep the most important ones storing in archival storage.
We are sure you have many ideas to showcase and bringing them to life. As they were meant to be enjoyed and not just stored, almost forgotten in the basement, attic, closet,drawers, in envelopes.
We have found out sadly divorce and separations happen. You might no longer have access to the memories you created together. Who will have possession of the family memories? Get them digitized and secure your own history.
So get all your photos in one place, print out the order form and let's digitize them

Family photos digitized

The need to protect your most precious and irreplaceable photos is NOW. You don't need to wait for New Year's day to add it to your resolutions list. Unforseen events, upcoming celebations are not the time to panic and wish they were all digitized. Sometimes you go down memory lane and want to see a photo from a celebration or vacation prior to digitized cameras. Would you go thru the thousands of photos you have taken? It's a huge task.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

External Hard Drives to store your precious photos and documents

Welcome to the digital age. Before we had a lot of stuff. Now we have many digital files, which need special care and storage. Great news, there are so many solutions to keep our digital posessions safe and away from harms way.

We will present here several solutions:
1. iCloud - which allows you to access your files anytime and anywhere

2. Portable external hard drives: they have come a long way from large external hard drives, to smaller drives which make portability easy:
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STDR1000103) - Red, it also comes in other colors too

Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Armor A30 Shockproof Standard 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Military Grade Portable External Hard Drive,Black (SP010TBPHDA30S3K)

Do you like to store your videos? Then you would comfortably store them in this 2TB external hard drive:
WD 2TB Blue My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0

If you need more than 2TB, here is 5TB storage solution for you:
Western Digital WD My Book 5TB External Hard Drive

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016