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Picture Keeper Review & Giveaway (Can/US 05/05) - Outside The Box

Picture Keeper Review & Giveaway (Can/US 05/05)

Picture Keeper Review & Giveaway (Can/US 05/05)

How many photos do you have on your computer right now? I have 5,954 – on one of my computers. That is a lot of moments, a lot of work and a lot of cherished memories. I can’t even imagine how devastated I would be if I lost them.  I back up, occasionally.  I have an external hard drive but it’s big and shoved away in a drawer somewhere.  So if I happen to be in that drawer looking for something and stumble upon it I might take it out and back up my pictures.  The hard drive works just fine but it’s old and slow and not all that convenient.

Do you worry about losing your pictures?  True story – Just last week a friend of mine had her computer “highjacked”.  Hackers were able to get into her computer and steal her files.  They then held her files ransom.  There was not a single thing she could do about it.  Since she had no back up she was at the mercy of the high jackers.  $500 later and she got her pictures back. How scary is that?  It’s the kind of thing you read about but it actually happens, to regular people, people with virus software. I can guarantee she’s backing up all her precious pictures now!

As a photographer, a blogger and a mom I have a lot of pictures that are valuable to me. I really needed to get more diligent when it comes to backing up my my pictures.  And, thanks to Picture Keeper I have done exactly that.

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Picture Keeper is a nifty little tool to effortlessly back up the pictures on your computer.

It works on PC and Mac platforms.

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Comes in 4 different sizes to match your needs.

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It is easy to set up (there is almost no set up required). Just plug it in, open the program and away you go.

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With the mobile app you can backup the photos from your mobile device (via your computer and a wifi connection)

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It’s compact and convenient.

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I really can’t stress how easy the Picture Keeper is to use.  There is no software to install.  You simply plug it into your Mac or PC and open the program.  The device then does all the work for you, searching your computer for image files and backing them up. It had found all 5,954 of my pictures in minutes and it took about 45 minutes to back up all the photos which is pretty quick considering I filled the entire device up (My camera takes 12mp images).  And it didn’t really slow down my system so I was able to do other things on my computer while the Picture Keeper worked. Another great feature of the Picture Keeper – when you go to do a new backup it will automatically detect duplicates and skip backing them up again which saves a lot of time.

Once you have all your pictures safely backed up you can store the Picture Keeper someplace safe, take it to a photo kiosk and print your photos or even plug it into a digital photo frame.

As I mentioned above, the Picture Keeper comes in 4 different sizes:

The PK4 which will hold up to 4,000* photos and retails for $29.99

The PK 8 which will hold up to 8,000* photos and retails for $59,99

The PK 16 which will hold up to 16,000* photos and retails for $99.99

The PK PRO which will hold up to 250,000* photos and retails for $189.99

* Based on average jpg size of 1MP per picture

I feel a whole lot better knowing that my pictures are safely backed up. It would be bad enough having my computer breakdown but losing all those photos would be heartbreaking! And I just can’t imagine being put in a position where a hacker made me buy back my own files!

Win a Picture Keeper PK 4

I’m thrilled to be able to give away a PK4 to one lucky Mommy Outside reader!  The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents age 18+. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below.

Disclaimer: Picture Keeper has agreed to giveaway the PK4 device. I was not paid in cash for this posting. I was sent a product for review and all opinions are my own.”
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This article has 26 comments

  1. christine jessamine
    Thursday 17 April 2014, 11:35 pm

    I currently do not have any back up. I would love to have something like this!

  2. At the moment I put the photographs as attachments to emails – though I haven't done this for the photos I have taken in the last year which are still on my laptop

  3. I feel so guilty for saying this, but currently we aren't backing up our photos and I know we should!

  4. Just on flash drives but I really should get something more stable as one day I'm going to regret it! (Suzi)

  5. I burn them onto CDs but it takes a long time and I’m way behind. I would love one of these its so smart!

  6. No, I don't currently back up my photos 🙁

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  7. Journeysof TheZoo
    Friday 18 April 2014, 9:29 am

    I don't even know how many pictures I have on my computer but I know that if I lost them all, I would be devastated. This product would definitely do the trick.

    Besos, Sarah
    My recent post WIN at the Weekly Giveaway Linky, WW, 04/29

  8. I have a Picture Keeper and so glad! My hard drive just crashed recently, but all my pictures were safely backed up on my Picture Keeper! Happy-happy-happy!

  9. We back up on CD

  10. Judy C(Judy Cowan)
    Friday 18 April 2014, 1:50 pm

    I have backed some of them up on USB sticks but I have to admit that I am not consistent in keeping sure I have copies of all of them, something I really should do.

  11. that would be a cool prize.

  12. Stephanie LaPlante
    Friday 18 April 2014, 4:55 pm

    I currently do nothing but REALLY need to.

  13. i don't have a back up,but need to

  14. I keep all of my photos on an external hard drive.

  15. My husband uses an external hard drive to back up the pictures but he has no idea how to access them.

  16. I dont yet but I should

  17. I don't have any particular back-up for my photos. That's why I need to win this :)!

  18. no I foolishly don't back up my pics, but I do keep a lot on fb

  19. I put them on disk to back them up.

  20. I have not backed up In a while because my HD back up failed! I love this idea looks so much more user friendly !!

  21. My husband backs up my photos onto an external device.
    I'd love to have this product – looks so easy to use.

  22. No I don't but I need too back them up.

  23. I don't back up mine. 

  24. i use dropbox for the backup but right now its over the limit and it would expire this aug all my pictures would be gone by than 🙁 !!

  25. I back it up manually on a flash drive, which is a tedious process.

  26. I do not back up my pictures and I know I should but just never get around to it.

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