The DAM book

Why isn't Time Machine backing up my data?

Super Duper

Episode 1406

Brian from Orange County, CA

Brian is a wedding videographer and he's noticed that Time Machine hasn't been backing up his footage for about a year. Leo says that the first thing Brian should do is stop using Apple's Time Machine. It's terrible and everyone knows it. Leo says that Brian should rethink his strategy because he's a professional and It's even more important that he doesn't lose data. Leo advises reading Peter Krogh's DAM Book. He can also go to DPBestflow.org. He should look under resources.

How can I back up my iTunes music?

Apple iTunes

Episode 1308

Ian from San Francisco, CA

Ian is trying to back up his iTunes folder with a flash drive, but the drive turned out to be too small. How can he tell how large his library is? Leo says to open the iTunes program and look at the bottom of the window. That will give him a general idea of how big the media folder is and how much music it contains. He can also just right click on his iTunes Media folder and select "Get Info."

How can I manage my photos?

Episode 1171

Richard from Tukaho, NY

Richard is trying to archive photos and he needs a good workflow. Can Leo make any suggestions? Leo says that if he's bought some storage on iCloud, that's not a bad option. Flickr is also a good way to go, which would gives him 1TB of storage space for free. What Leo does, however, is use a technique called 3-2-1 back up. It's based on The DAM Book by Peter Krogh. Check out DPBestflow.org for tips on how to manage digital assets.

Peter Krogh Says Instagram Owns Everything You Post

Episode 1005

Peter Krogh, author of the The DAM Book (Digital Asset Management) has released a collection of essays on Instagram and their terms of use and rights they reserve when you post your images using the Instagram app.

According to Krogh, the company claims a right to do nearly anything with the photos and videos uploaded to the service, including to sell them, forever. Krogh goes on to advocate for the right of the user to terminate their "contract" with Instagram at any time if they feel the terms are unfair.