Along with being Easter, March 31st is Photo Preservation DayAccording to the data provided by photo digitization company ScanMyPhotos.com, fewer than 8 percent of all photos taken have been digitized. That means there are trillions of pictures floating around without any sort of backup. While scanned versions of an old picture don't retain the same sort of nostalgia, having a backup is absolutely essential in case of floods, fires or even theft.
ScanMyPhotos has also revealed that around 40 percent of people they surveyed have never backed up the data on their computer, which means that even those nicely preserved digital copies could be lost. While the loss of these photos can be a problem, it's one that's easily solved and easily prevented. ScanMyPhotos recommends using the coming weekend as a time to get the family together to dig through old photo books and find just what pictures need to be saved for the future.