Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, but who knew a photo collection could be worth dozens of hours. Hard drives, as almost everyone has unfortunately experienced, are liable to crashing. Pictures you leave on display in your home are subject to fading, wear and tear, and eventual destruction; many people have invested in high-quality scanners to back up their precious photo keepsakes forever. However, just like a photograph itself, a hard drive is a physical object, and will eventually break down. A high-quality scan of a photo can take about a minute to scan, then will require a little legwork to crop out the negative scanned area, plus conversion and upload time to your hard drive; not to mention labeling and organizing the picture within your folders. Backing up a wedding album of 40 photos could end up taking two hours, and you’re backing it up on a fragile hard drive, and will lose all that time spent when you’re faced with the inevitable crash.
Considering the American affinity for captured experience, it’s fair to estimate that a single American could own hundreds of pictures passed down from generation to generation, stored in shoeboxes and the like; including vacation albums, baby albums, portraits, among many other important saved moments from the past and present. One shoe box can hold 1600 photographs; which would represent over 80 hours of mind-numbing work on the scanner and computer.
The average user of Facebook has over 120 photos stored on their account, these files however are mostly low-resolution and not ideal for reprinting to put on display in your home. Thus, users are left with the higher-resolution copy of their photograph stored on their hard drive; and are at risk to lose the source file for all their shared memories on Facebook.
Cloud storage offers a simple and easy way to back-up high-resolution copies of all your most important digital photos and scans of your treasured physical pictures. Once you have your photos backed up in the cloud, you’ll never have to worry about re-scanning or labeling them again. Cloud-based storage offers the ability to back up large-sized photos that exceed Facebook’s — and most photo-sharing website’s — threshold, while also guaranteeing that your favorite framed pictures on display in your house will be forever preserved in the same quality as the day you decide to scan them. Access to the cloud guarantees that all your physical and digital memories are safe from all of life’s unforeseen disasters.