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I store my photos on a six-year-old MacBook Pro, which still has a traditional hard drive. I would like to share a Manage photos with my husband, so we can store family and travel photos from phones and cameras.

The next part of the question is how best to manage photos. When Manage photos digital photos, aim to have at least three copies of everything, preferably more. There are lots of different ways to store photos. It depends how many photos you have, how often you need to access them, and how much you are willing to pay. Powered USB 3 drives are big, fast, reasonably priced, and generally reliable.

Estimate how much space you will need in, say, five years. You will need two external hard drives, so that one provides a backup. What I do is copy all the media files photos, music, movies etc on my desktop PC — the master database — to an external hard drive.

This is synced to an identical external hard drive via FreeFileSyncbut there are plenty of alternative programs. This approach has two problems. In your case, the cheapest solution is to buy his-and-hers external hard drives.

You copy all Manage photos photos to your EHD, your husband copies Manage photos his photos to his EHD, and then you sync the two drives.

Obviously this must be a two-way sync, so each drive ends up with both sets of photos. A mirror sync will delete all the photos that are on one drive but not on the other. With this system, you Manage photos have at least two copies of each photo, and possibly more if your PC or Time Capsule has copies.

A more flexible, but more expensive, Manage photos is to buy a NAS box. A NAS is basically a small computer with its own processor, memory and operating system.

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NAS boxes are usually supplied without any storage. You can buy a 2-bay, 4-bay or larger NAS and then install suitable hard drives. If you run out of space, you can replace the NAS hard drives with larger ones. As a Mac user, you Manage photos want AirPlay support. This will provide Manage photos backup if one hard drive fails. You can also back up the NAS to another external hard drive, which you can store somewhere else. For more information, see my earlier answers: Which NAS should I buy to store files?

For photos, I recommend Flickr, which has been one of the best solutions for a decade. During that time, many other services have disappeared, Manage photos as Everpix, or changed the way they work, often for the worse. Flickr lets you share photos if you want, and it also has iPhone and Android apps. Flickr provides 1TB of free photo storage with Manage photos editing and management tools.

Two accounts will Manage photos 2TB. SmugMug is aimed at professional photographers, who can set up websites and sell photos and prints online. There are also online backup services that will back Manage photos whole hard drives, including Backblaze, CrashPlan, Carbonite, and Mozy. However, there are significant differences between sites "Manage photos" are serious about storing original photos online, and sites that just store files.

The major task is to organise all your photos in one folder called Photos or something similar, so you can back them up. However, I suggest you open folders for each year, etc and then sub-folders for each month or each quarter. You can also have separate Manage photos for topics such as holidays or weddings, which you remember by name rather than by year.

I Manage photos separate folders for family photos, which would otherwise be widely dispersed across the past decade. Once you have a logical, expandable structure in place, you can use software Manage photos catalogue your photos and make individual pictures easier to find.

There are dozens of photo organizersbut I Manage photos Adobe Lightroom. You can sort them using EXIF data, move them into new folders, and rename them easily. Adobe Elements is a cheaper alternative. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn Manage photos small commission if a reader clicks through and makes Manage photos purchase.

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