Saving your images is a great way to create backups and ensure you can always print more pictures whenever you want them. There are three types of digital storage you should consider: magnetic, optical and cloud.
Magnetic storage refers to anything with a hard disk. The hard drive on your computer is considered a hard disk, though storing all your images here will take up memory and be at risk if your drive was to crash. Fortunately, you can also buy portable hard disks that plug in via USB or cable to your computer for easy use.
Optical storage incorporates CDs and DVDs. These can be re-writable and hold a lot of data. However, burning CDs and DVDs is not nearly as popular as it once was and is likely to become obsolete in the not-so-distant future.
Cloud storage is probably the safest and most convenient and way to save your images. When you upload images to the cloud, you are not using up storage space on your device or external drive or CD, and it’s easy to access and back up your images. Make sure to choose a reputable cloud storage company to ensure the safety and privacy of your photos.