For all the spouting off I do about organizing your digital photographs, backing them up and filing them neatly away, I have a confession: My iPhoto is a bogged-down, disorganized mess of a thing. For all that “delete! delete! delete!” preaching I do, I should take some of my own advice more often. Now when I open the program it yawns its way to my thousands of uncategorized photos from the past few years.
is a simple way to back up your photos so that they are safe and
organized in their online “cloud” storage. Simply upload your
photos to their site, and they are protected no matter what happens to your
Unlike many other online storage
systems out there, I love the fact that Snapjoy was created solely for
digital photographs. They have created a system that uses the metadata
stored in each of your pictures to organize your photos by when and
where they were taken. And once they are uploaded onto Snapjoy, they are
automatically presented in a beautiful chronological system that is
easy to navigate.
are uploaded in their full-resolution–no automatic
downsizing–something many photo storage sites do without
explicitly telling you.
And all your photos are private by default. I
love that peace of mind; I’ll decide when, where and with whom to share those
photos of my kids, thankyouverymuch.
you can rest easy knowing that your photos are protected and preserved
if anything were to ever happen to your computer. Snapjoy even promises
to protect on their end as well. They back up copies of your photos
across multiple data centers.
beta now, so snatch yourself up an account while it is still free. Once
beta testing and tweaking is finished, every user will get a free amount
of “photo cloud” space, with the option to purchase upgrades for a
small monthly fee. And if you’re a Mac user, a seamless uploading
program is available to make the whole thing that much easier.
no more excuses. New Year’s organizational resolutions may have faded,
but now you’ve got a new good excuse to get those photos organized and