C'mon everyone - get the pictures off the computer!

So, I had a call yesterday, yes, on a Sunday...from a customer who was frantic about her pictures. She was getting ready to place an order for a Photo Purse and when she went to attach the image to her order she said her computer completely shut down and when she restarted it the screen was blank!

After talking to her for about 15 minutes, I came to the conclusion that it sounded like her computer just crashed and said "lady I have had enough, I cannot hold anymore data!".

I could hear her tears when I asked, "So what were you storing on your computer, Linda?" (names have been changed to protect the guilty!)

Well, I want to say I was shocked with her response, but I wasn't....she had EVERY image she ever took of her 2 kids, who are 5 and 3 years old. EVERY IMAGE!!!! Even with an everyday point and shoot that is some massive file sizes.

So, now sadly she has no images of her kids.....NADA!

I recommended she send it out to someone to see if they can retrieve the images from her hard drive...but it is a pricey endeavor to do this, but obviously needs to be done or 5 years of pictures are forever gone.

PLEASE....when you take pictures...please do the following:

-Download the images from your camera card into your computer

-Delete any you do not want

-Upload them to an online printing company, then get a 4x6 of EVERY image.

-Burn the images to a CD

Then you will ALWAYS have them! I am an old fashioned girl....pictures were meant to be printed! In 100 years no one will be able to open a CD or a DVD, they can scratch..melt...or just become absolute...hey, remember 8 tracks?!?!? Yes I am THAT old.....

...but pictures...if kept in a cool dry place will be here FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

......I am passionate about this.....so please...if the pictures matter to you now....think how much they will mean to someone in your family 50 or 100 years from now.....think about it....and then get printing!