I take a lot of pictures of my cute kiddos, but rarely get them developed. I just download them from my camera to my computer, where they sit until I need them. They are easy to share online. Whoever invented digital cameras is a genius. The problem starts when you don't have some type of backup of your digital pictures (or any other important file on your computer). Things accidentally get erased sometimes, digital memory can get messed up, or the biggest problem- computer crash. I learned my lesson the hard way. When my Toddler was 1, our computer hard-drive crashed, taking with it almost all the pictures I had of his first year, including holidays, birthday, 1st steps, all the important things. I was devastated! Luckily we were able to take it to a data recovery place and get all our files back (though we had to pay a small fortune), but now I know better. Periodically I save all my pictures and important files to CDs. Now if something happens to the computer I will know my pics are safe and sound. What also works is if you have an external removable hard-drive, you can save copies of your files to that. It works for me!
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