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Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom by Julieanne Kost

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Chapter 38. Backing Up Your Photography

Commitment is an act, not a word.

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE

I think we have all heard someone say that you shouldn’t ask yourself if your hard drive will fail, but instead, when your hard will drive fail. I know from first-hand experience that it can be extremely unpleasant when a hard drive crashes and you haven’t been diligent about creating backups of your photographs. After losing a significant number of images early on due to drive failure, I decided that it was going to be a lot less work (and a lot less stress in the long run) if I committed to a timely and consistent backup strategy.

Backing Up Images

How you choose to back up your files depends a lot on your hardware configuration. Lightroom is primarily ...

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