Recordable media such as SD cards, CDs, and DVDs can all be a great way to backup your photos, but a complication here is that if you’re not careful you could end up with a large collection that is difficult to organize. Keep in mind that as technology evolves, some of these media will become obsolete.
Most photographers use editing software and online image libraries to organize their photo files. This option is ideal for file naming, sorting, and categorizing – but not for long-term storage.
- To store original shots and images that have been edited and are no longer needing work. Pure storage that is only accessed in case of emergency.
- To store working files. Your computer or external hard drive becomes the place where you edit and review your images. In this case, a backup of the original images should be stored using a different method.