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Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa?

Where do you store your valuable photos?  All the photos you take of your wonderful designs, creations, art it safe from a computer crash?  

Storing your photos on your hard drive is fine however once you have edited your photo for use as promoting your products, you should store those photos on a online storage site.  That way if your computer does ever crash, you will still be able to retrieve your photos.  

Also, when you store you final copy photos on an online photo sharing site you can access your photos from any computer anywhere at any time.  

Most of these sites are free, there are a few that will offer to store more of your photos for a fee.  Premium site fees are minimal when you consider what you are getting for your money.  

I use Flickr for my business photos and I use photobucket when I need to create an html link for my photos.  That may seem backwards or archaic but it's become such a routine for me that it's actually quicker than trying to learn a new system.  

So where do you store your photos?

Do you have photos of your designs on Flickr?

Did you know we have a Handmade In Tx Flickr group where you can add your photos?

I would encourage you to find our group and join, that way you can share your photos with others in the group and your designs will be seen by others when I promote our group via the various social media sites.  

I've received some input from Michele at Tierra Verde Soaps about how Photobucket will allow you to create a kind of collage or treasury collection with you photos.  This prompted me to look at what could be done with the Handmade In TX flickr group. At this time, other than a slideshow, I'm not seeing features that would allow me to pull certain entries and add to a grouping, but I will continue to research this possibility and see what can be done.  

I'm open for suggestions and welcome your input in the comments section. 

Speaking of photos...have you got some nice one's ready for the Lone Star Showcase tonight?  

I can't wait to see them!


  1. I'm really bad about backing up my computer or storing my photos anywhere else. My hubby is always fussing at me. So I need to get better at that. I have a flickr and webshots account. Need to start putting them in one place or another. Can't remember if I checked out the HIT flickr site or not. Thanks.

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