690 Million Photos Will Be Deleted

Another internet photo site is shutting down. This time it’s Webshots, and 690 million photos will be deleted. The internet is not photo preservation. Say it three times and then go back up your photos to an external hard drive. For more details see Your Old Pictures on the Internet Are Going To Be Deleted.

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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3 Responses to 690 Million Photos Will Be Deleted

  1. karyn says:

    So sad for the people that will be loosing their pictures. People… take responsibility for your memories!! Please…

  2. cathi nelson says:

    reblogged on http://www.appo.org as well. the photo organizers specialize in helping people back up their photos and will do it for them if they don’t have time to do i themselves. We recommend 3 back up plans, printing photos, external hard drive and cloud storage.

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