In the past, people used photo albums to store photographs in and this served people well for many years. These were portable devices that could be displayed on coffee tables and shared with many people that visited. The opportunities for sharing photos have dramatically changed over the years and they will probably expand even further if electronic wizards have anything to say about it.
Some of the devices that people choose to store photographs in are memory cards, personal computers and on the internet at many of the new photograph storage facilities. People lean toward the latter because the storage services that are offered are free of charge and are just as convenient to use as the other devices that store photo images just as well.
Some people prefer to use the memory cards for storage of the photos because these cards were made to fit into the cameras that the person owns. These electronic photograph storage devices are very portable too because they are small enough to fit in the palm or in the pocket of any outfit that the photo enthusiast has on that day. The photographs on the memory cards can be transferred to many places or left on the memory card until there is no memory left for further storage.
Many digital cameras are equipped with ports that allow photos to be transferred onto many devices or they can be printed out on a home printer. These photo printers will usually come with software that allows the photo hobbyist to transfer images from the digital camera into a printer memory bank and in most cases the printer will store the images in photo storage facilities that are pre-loaded onto the home computer system.
The digital camera can also be used as a photo or video storage facility but the memory in the camera will be used up very quickly if some of those images are not transferred to some other form of digital media. The photos are usually stored with a file extension that ends with .jpg and this file extension makes these photos candidates for storage on computers or attaching them in emails.
Some people will use the email systems to store photos because the storage limits on many websites is very limited and some require a small fee per month to store photos on the sites. This charge is for the amount of space that is used on the servers that they use for other things online like games and music stations. Some people do not mind paying these fees because they know that the photos they cherish will be safe.