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This was superb. It saves all your photos and then remembers them the next time you use it, not duplicating. It doesn't take long either. My husband had over 8000. We also bought a second one each as we had maxed out our first ones (!) and those, too, remembered and didn't duplicate. Very impressed and we feel secure in case our computers crash or are stolen. We can't work the "cloud", so this is like a personal photo album separate from anything else. Would highly recommend.
Bit skeptical at first, was it going to be just another memory stick? but have to admit pleasantly surprised. Ease of use is just a simple plug in and go. Initial downlload took a couple of hours but found 13100 items, 3400 of them being duplicates of items I had filed away & forgot about so now freeing up computer space & speed. Well worth the money.
If you have a few thousand photographs (i.e. less than 10,000) this might serve a purpose but if you have any more it is cheaper and almost as easy to buy a simple thumb drive for a tenth of the price. The program takes forever to find your photographs and then when it cannot store them all asks you to buy another! In addition, the system is not an easy one to use. It seems to want you to use it to buy prints! The purpose, to me, seems to be to store and access photographs. All it does is replicate your system. As I said I bought two memory sticks which were much cheaper and I backed up al lof my photographs on them. The picture keeper is money wasted in my opinion.
Bought this in late October as a birthday gift. We have a Mac IOS 10.6 and this product does not work with it. We contacted Picture Keeper who tried an update but this did not work either. Picture Keeper have suggested we return the item for a refund as it is NOT compatible with Mac systems.
After a portable hard drive crashed I thought that I had lost hundreds of photos. My son managed to 'save' the photos but many were fragmented or duplicated and intstead of approx 3000 photos we had 20000! I could have tried to sort them manually but it would have taken years.This product was easy to use and has saved about 5000 images. Some have been duplicated but it has made the job more manageable. Ok, it is expensive but what price memories?
No mention of this restriction in publicity material. Sent back to Amazon. Contacted manufacturer who said flash drive not formatted correctly - they cant check ALL items leaving the factory so some can get through faulty. Reordered from Amazon & second one works perfectly.