Monday, June 29, 2009

Picture Keeper (Review & giveaway!)

We have so many pictures on our computer, and they are not safe sitting there. I have already had one of our computer's crash, and lost several precious pictures on that hard drive. We are hoping to restore that hard drive (somehow) and I am hoping to get those photos back~ especially my daughter's birth photos!
I was so excited to review the Picture Keeper, designed by Matthew Stanchie in 2006. His friend lost all her photos after a lightning storm, and this inspired him to create/design the Picture Keeper. Before developing Picture Keeper, Stanchie had spent 15 years working for industry leaders Hewlett-Packard, IBM and GE in their IT support and solutions departments. In one of his first positions, he introduced the Windows PC to corporate consumers who, more often than not, had never even used a mouse. Through his work with 4000 computer novices, Stanchie learned the importance of backing up data-- at the time using floppy disks, to ensure his clients never lost valuable information.
I think that the Picture Keeper is an amazing product, and I think everyone that owns a computer, and does any kind of photo uploads should have a Picture Keeper! I couldn't believe how easy it was to use! All I did was take it out of the packaging, and stick it into my computer's USB port. Once I started the program, I created a backup of all my photos! I was amazed that this product could store all my photos, and still has room for more photo storage! I was able to make changes to the settings and backup all my photos and my husband's (from his storage). We could also get our photos from all drives on our computer. I really think that is amazing! I like that I can bring the Picture Keeper to my family and friend's homes and share my photos. I can also just bring the Picture Keeper to a photo location to upload and order my photos.
Some helpful facts:
The Picture Keeper can be used with multiple computers, Mac and PC.
The Picture Keeper is designed to plug into a digital photo frame, which makes for an instant slide show.
You can plug the Picture Keeper in your USB port over and over, and it will find new or changed files and copy those to the Picture Keeper~ without copying ones you already backed up. That is a great feature! So often I have to sort through endless pictures/folders to see if I have already uploaded them from our camera. It can be such a chore. I think that the feature of already knowing what photos are stored, is great!
I know that the Picture Keeper is a life saver in our home, and we will be using ours always! No more lost photos with a computer crash~ as long as I always backup my photos!
The Picture Keeper comes in three sizes (4GB, 8GB & 16GB).
4GB- Holds up to 4,000 (1MB) images SRP $29.99
8GB- Holds up to 8,000 (1MB) images SRP $39.99
16GB- Holds up to 16,000 (1MB) images SRP $59.99
Plus, they're working on an external hard drive version which would be able to hold 100 to 300+GB!! There is a very helpful step-by-step guide on the Picture Keeper website that helps users find out how much space you will need to backup your images. While on the website, you can sign-up to receive Backup Reminders from Picture Keeper, so you’ll never forget when it’s time to backup your images.
Picture Keeper just won a Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products for Summer 2009 award! Well deserved, too!
Would you like to win a Picture Keeper? I know you would be thrilled to own one of these great storage devices for your precious memories! This contest is open to those in the United States and will end on July 10th, 2009. Tell me in the comments which size you would need for your computer for your chance to win! For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or facebook this contest, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment. Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!

41 comments:

Sweeter the berry said...

I need size 8gb- lots and lots of photos.

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Sweeter the berry said...

The picture keeper is a great tool. It would be really nice to win this for my pictures.


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l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

I would love the 16GB one!! I take SOOO many pics now of Cayden and everything he does!! Backing them up is key!!

Thanks Sarah!!....I miss you...are you okay??

CandG~Jill W said...

Hi-with all of the pics on the computer, I would need the 8gb size, thanks! I have been looking into these-they seem phenomenal, thanks!

CandG~Jill W said...

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Ellen C. said...

I think 8gb would be perfect. Thanks for the chance.

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andrea v said...

The 8gb would be great. I have 4 different computers and they all have photos on them

andrea v said...

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Staci said...

I take so many photos-the 16GB would be amazing!
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Staci said...

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Elizabeth said...

I would need the 16 GB for all the thousands of pics I take. I'm always worried about losing them.

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andrea v said...

Went to the zoo today with the kids so have even more pictures to save. Would love to win one of these. thankse

Sweeter the berry said...

Wow, I'm glad they're working on the hard drive to hold up to 300gb of pics!

janetfaye said...

I would need the 16GB size for all of my pictures.

Thank you!

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Alexia said...

I would need the 8GB - I could really use one too!

Alexia said...

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Shannon said...

I could use the 8GB please!

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Linda said...

I would need the 16 Gb one as my daughter in law loves to take pictures

Tylerpants said...

The 16 GB would be awesome! My son is only 5 months old but I have soooo many photos of him that I'd hate to lose!

Tylerpants said...

I'm a subscriber

ReggieMann said...

I would need the 8gb size :)

Life Is A SandCastle said...

I could cetainly use the 16GB- Holds up to 16,000. I hate to delete even the bad pics because thats one memory that got by of my two kids.

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Annette said...

I'm sure that I would need the 16gb.
I have sooooo many pictures on my computer, in boxes and still in the camera.
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Xenia said...

I would need the 16GB because I love taking pictures of my daughters and have SO many of them just sitting on my computer!

Thanks!
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Rajee said...

I need size 8gb- lots and lots of photos.

trixpixel said...

I'd love the 16GB, I just got a SLR and have been taking tons of photos!

trixpixel said...

I'm a subscriber

Renee said...

16 gb--we are photo-holics here at my house.

tina said...

i would so need the 16 we have so many pictures and home videos on are computers and nothing is backed up thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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