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PRESS RELEASE: Photo Backup 2.6.0 Creates Photo Archives Immune to Photo Organizing and Editing
Photo Backup ensures that photo archives are full and up-to-date even if photos are moved, renamed or edited. It organizes the archive according to unique file signatures, rather than file names and folders. This means that photos are identified by their contents, making the archive independent of any organizing and editing.
Bariloche, Argentina -- August 3, 2007 -- Photo Backup 2.6.0 does 'backup by contents', making archives completely independent of photo cataloging, organizing and editing. Unlike simple photo backup applications, Photo Backup calculates a unique signature for each photo based on its contents. This signature is saved and later used to compare photos. It guarantees that whenever a photo is edited, it will be archived again. You'll have access to all photo revisions and be able to see their different thumbnails.
By keeping archive history according to file contents, archives are now independent of photo names, locations, and dates. Because Photo Backup tracks photos by their contents, the backup information is never lost. It's maintained for all photos, even those that move to a different drive or computer.
This unique capability allows backing up as soon as photos are downloaded. Before anything else, whenever new photos are available, you can back them up to DVDs. Once backup is done, the archive information is kept, regardless of photo organizing and editing. And, it even remembers different revisions of edited photos.
Photo Backup works incrementally. When it locates new photos, it burns them to multi-session DVDs (if there's free space on an existing DVD it will continue filling it). The idea is, you should never postpone making backup. As soon as new photos exist, they should be archived and protected.
Since Photo Backup relies on the actual contents of the photos and not their names, photos are never confused. People who have more than one digital camera, benefit the most from the fact that multiple photos with same name, but different contents, are treaded separately.
When you need to retrieve a photo from the archive, you can look it up according to its date, folder or name. Then, select the photo's thumbnail and click to retrieve. Photo Backup will fetch it from the DVD it's stored on, and place the photo back on the hard drive. If the file was moved or renamed from the time it was backed-up, it still gets restored correctly.
Photo Backup runs under Windows 2000/XP/Vista and costs $29.95(US). You can download a fully featured 14-day evaluation version from the company website: http://www.onthegosoft.com
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(First posted on Friday, August 3, 2007 at 11:20 EDT)