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I love my digital cameras and how easy it is to capture photos of our life without worrying about getting film developed or finding a bunch of shots are just plain old junk. Those photos become part of the story of our lives.
My boys love to look at photos of themselves and other family members from over the years.
Or, they can recall how much fun they had just by seeing a photo from something we did or a place we visited.
Some photos end up being shared on this blog or in social media for family and friends to see. However, I find that many of my shots live on my computer and back up hard drive rather than being seen and appreciated.
That’s just NOT right in my book and something I am seeking to remedy!
While I do make a point of backing up my files from the laptop to a portable hard drive, that contingency plan does not allow others to see these precious snippets of our life. Nor does it protect me from a disaster (e.g. fire, flooding or even robbery) that could claim our electronic devices. The thought of losing it all brings a sick feeling to my stomach.
What is an optimal way to ensure our photographic memories are preserved and easily shared with those people we want to see them?
I remember a talk years ago recommending CD copies of digital material to be stored at a few trusted individuals’ homes geographically distant from your own. It is a definite place to start, however I am finding fewer people using computers that have a CD-ROM or DVD drive which could read these hard copies.
This leaves the need to find something cloud based which is expertly maintained for you.
Preserving Memories with a Cloud Based Sharing Service for Photos and Videos
Advantages of storing your photos with a cloud based sharing service include:
- access your material anywhere you can get an internet connection
- serves as an offsite backup for you
- ability to share your materials with any family member or friend you want to have access
RealTimes is a new new cloud based sharing service from RealNetworks.
Beyond just housing your photos, RealTimes creates stories, video montages, from what their app considers the best photos and videos on your smartphone. This is done instantly and automatically with everything perfectly organized by location and date using the photos and videos on their device. Now you can spend less time trying to edit and share photos of the kids to loved ones and more time enjoying the special moments. Plus, you can customize them, too. Everything you have stored with them can be shared either publicly or privately.
Check out how it all works:
They offer a FREE plan which includes 2GB of storage (bumped to 7GB if you set up to autoload from your phone) or a Premium RealTimes plan ($49.99 per year or $4.99 per month) that provides an additional 25GB of storage. Through August 30th, you can receive a free month of the paid service when using the code COUPONSCOM15 during the account set up. Look for RealTimes coupons on Coupons.com.
ONE lucky winner will receive a $300 Target Gift Card Giveaway compliments of RealTimes and Coupons.Com. The giveaway is open for just US residents ages 18 and older and ends on July 31, 2015.
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Do you enjoy sharing photos with family and friends digitally?
Who would you share with if using RealTimes?
Do you suffer from picture overload with many of them living on your device and never seen?