Online photo storage is a big deal, but many kids don’t have unrestricted access to the sites that provide this service, while the usage policy or membership charge may not be a selling point for parents. The Picture Keeper is a photo storage device you can take with you, offering kids and parents an easy solution to finding, managing, and safeguarding those beloved photos, graphics, and art assignments on both a PC and a Mac.
The 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB Picture Keeper looks just like a flash drive and it works instantly once inserted in your computer’s USB slot. The software, which does not need to be installed, begins by automatically locating all the photo files on your computer, while advanced user options allows for specification of which file types to include. They are then copied over to the Picture Keeper and subsequent backups only include new additions to your photo collection, which keeps duplicate files from clogging up your device. Photos appear on the storage device with the same folder configuration as they do on your computer, making it easy to identify where the copies can be found. The Picture Keeper can be easily used on multiple PCs and laptops and the quick application on the Picture Keeper Website will indicate what size unit you’ll need to back up your photo collection before you order from the online store. Users can also sign up for regular alerts that let them know it’s time for another backup.
Prices for the Picture Keeper start at $29.99 for the 4 GB version and go up to $59.99 for the 16 GB version.