Hi, today I thought I would write about creating backups for your images in Lightroom.
This is a very important topic for every photographer (or even people treating photography as a hobby). You need to make sure that you have at least two copies of your images. In case anything happens to your hard drive, you have your backup.
The method I use is to keep all my images on an external hard drive and backups on my laptop which is being backed up systematically.
Here is the question I recently received:
Every time you start Lightroom (if you are using Lr 2) or every week – depending on your settings in Lightroom preferences or when you close Lightroom (if you are using Lr 3), you will be prompted to back up your catalogue:
Here is the screenshot in Lightroom 2:
As to backing up the images, every time you import images from a memory card, you can tell Lightroom to create a back up of images in your defined location – I use a folder on my laptop that is backed up systematically.
Here is Lightroom 2:
And Lightroom 3 Beta: