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Picture Keeper Pro Automatic Photo Backup Device

Simple protection for your photos in a high-capacity USB drive

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by Tara W.

These days, you're far more likely to have photos stored on your computer than have negatives hidden in a box or printouts to hold onto your memories forever. Picture Keeper makes it easy to back up the images on your computer so you'll have a second copy of all your irreplaceable family photos.

The Picture Keeper is extremely easy to use, too. Plug the included cable into a USB port on your computer and with one click, it searches for photo files and creates a backup copy. After you've added more pictures to your computer, connect the Picture Keeper again and it'll back up just the new photos without creating duplicates of your older photos. This is a great way to preserve memories for years to come.

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Highlights:

  • 250GB storage holds up to 250,000 photos
  • backs up photos stored on your computer
  • automatically finds JPEG images on your computer
  • use advanced settings to find TIFF, RAW, MOV, and other files
  • can be used with multiple computers
  • USB cable included
  • required operating system: Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, or Mac OSX
  • 4-5/8"W x 11/16"H x 3-3-16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Picture Keeper 250 GB USB drive
  • 4" USB cable (with Type A USB plug on one end and a Mini-B 2.0 USB plug on the other end)
  • Information Guide

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Features

Overview: The Picture Keeper Pro is a 250 GB USB drive for storing digital photos. It contains software that locates your photos on your computer and makes a backup copy of them. It keeps track of which photos have been stored, and copies only the new photos you have added or modified since the last backup. The Picture Keeper Pro can be used on multiple computers, including Windows and Mac OS.

Ease of Use: The Picture Keeper Pro is simple to use. There is no software to download, and only one cable to connect. The software is built-in, and works automatically when you plug the Picture Keeper Pro into your computer's USB port. The Picture Keeper Pro is USB 2.0 and 1.1 compliant.

Storage Capacity: Based on an average size of 1 MB per picture, the Picture Keeper Pro can store 250,000 pictures.

Compatibility: The Picture Keeper is compatible with the following operating systems*: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X (v10.4.11 or later). Other requirements include 512 MB minimum RAM and a USB 2.0 or 1.1 port. Out of the box, the Picture Keeper backs up JPEG files on your computer. Advanced options are available to allow you to backup other file types, such as TIFF, RAW, and MOV.

* Not compatible with Linux operating systems.

Backup Time: Initial backups can take extra time, from approximately 15 minutes for up to 1000 pictures to a couple of hours for up to 8000 pictures. Subsequent backups will be shorter.

 

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Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,

Now there's no excuse for not backing up pictures

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 2/20/2012 2:27:00 PM

Backing up pictures to an external disc is easy, right? You just open up your folders, select the images, drag them to the external drive folder and... yeah. Simple in concept, time-consuming in execution. Not so when I tried out the Picture Keeper Pro.

Once I plugged it into the USB port, I opened up drive's window and away we went. All I had to do was select "Start Backup" and the Picture Keeper copied all my photos (and their folders) over. Within a few minutes, everything was done, and I could then run slideshows from the Picture Keeper, or plug it into another computer and copy pictures.

Very simple, very handy -- and much easier then the way I backed up images before. One word of caution, though. The instructions recommend you organize your pictures BEFORE copying. That's a good idea. If your folders are all in order before copying, images will be much easier to find afterwards.

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5 out of 5

So easy!

Written By Anonymous, Illinois on Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Just as easy as they say! Plug in and it copies all your pictures!
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5 out of 5

Picture Keeper Pro Automatic Photo Backup Device

Written By Joanne, Nesconset, NY on Friday, July 26, 2013
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Handy item to store photos
Pros:
quick to use
Cons:
I wish the one I have had a larger capacity
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5 out of 5

Picture Keeper Pro

Written By JShaner, Los Alamos, NM on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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The item is small, portable, and simple. Just plugit into a machine with photo files, and it does its thing. It holds enough photos in archive to last my lifetime.
Pros:
Portable; simple to use, with only one connector; inexpensive
Cons:
nONE
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Picture Keeper

Written By DEF, Cantonment, FL on Monday, March 11, 2013
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easy to use, works well
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1 out of 5

Picture Keeper Pro Automatic Photo Backup Device

Written By Jim, San Antonio, TX on Sunday, March 10, 2013
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The Device did not function as advertised. After I connected device and started Backup, it downloaded photos of the Music CD's on my computer. I reset device, checked my Photo File and tried Backup again, it downloaded temporary Internet files and a lot of my browsing activity. It found every image on my computer except my Photo File. I am returning the device. Thank you.
Pros:
None that I could discern.
Cons:
Does not function as advertised.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Picture Keeper picture backup device

Written By Norm, Seattle, WA on Saturday, December 08, 2012
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Device worked as advertised to download pictures off Windows computer, but did not realize device would not be recognized by Apple Mac system. Will try to work with Apple to see if device can be recognized. Easily recognized by Windows Vista laptop.
Pros:
Works well with Windows
Cons:
Must have missed information that device not compatible with Apple.
Crutchfield response on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
PictureKeeper is compatible with MAC OS 10.4.11 (and greater). For further information on how to use this with a MAC please see the FAQ here: http://picturekeeper.com/faq#q13
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5 out of 5

Picture Keeper Pro

Written By Picture Keeper Pro, Hobe Sound, FL on Sunday, September 09, 2012
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Easy to use and good organization.
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5 out of 5

Picture keeper Great!

Written By Don, Logansport, IN on Sunday, January 29, 2012
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Very easy to use. Still have loads of room for more pictures. Crutchfield is always very helpful if you have any problems. Great company to do business with!!
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Effortless backup

Written By Jim B, manorville, NY on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
 
The best thing I can say is that it works as advertised. These days that says it all. It scanned my system and picked up over 50,000 photos from my collection without any interaction on my part other than plugging it in. Intial backup took hours which is understandable.
Pros:
Easy Install. Effortless Backup
Cons:
None so far
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