Kodak Gallery – backup and access all your photos for a few bucks a year
Every few weeks, I download all the pictures off my digital cameras onto the computer. I then move pictures into folders by event, and order the folders by date. I then go into each folder and rotate any images if necessary, and remove red-eye (I use google picasa photo editor for red-eye removal).
I have all of these folders in another folder labeled “pics not uploaded”. I then upload each folder to Kodak Gallery. Once the photos are uploaded, I move the folder out of my “pics not uploaded” folder into my main picture folder which is organized by folders for each year.
By doing this, I’m sure that all my digital photos on my computer are safely backed up on Kodak Gallery servers. If my computer was ever to crash, I could purchase archive DVDs from Kodak Gallery and get back all of my photos. *Kodak Gallery has also now allowed downloading full resolution files from the web. This would be a very long process for the thousands of pictures I have though.
Once your pictures are on Kodak Gallery you must purchase some photos from Kodak Gallery once a year. Of course it is always nice to have a few 5×7 photos every now and again.
I also use Kodak Gallery to share photos with friends and family.
Plus there’s an iPhone app. I can pull up every photo I have pretty easily on my phone.