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Digital Insurance

Digital pictures are easy to take, easy to share, easy to accumulate... and frighteningly easy to lose forever if a hard drive fails, gets lost or is stolen. We all know this, yet it’s hard to stay disciplined about making backup copies on a regular basis, especially when photos get downloaded to multiple folders and multiple devices. Until now, that is. Matt Stanchie, founder of Simplified IT Products, devised a simple way to duplicate digital photos for safekeeping after some of his close friends lost precious family photos due to a hardware failure. Called Picture Keeper, it’s a very focused solution. There’s no software to download, no complicated procedures. Simply plug it into a USB port and it starts working. Picture Keeper automatically searches for digital photo files and copies them in their original file format and folders. You can move it from device to device (PCs and Macs), and it will keep on copying your favorite, funniest, most awkward and most treasured digital memories. It’s peace of mind, pure and simple.

Picture Keeper

Smart Photo Backup

Digital Insurance

Digital pictures are easy to take, easy to share, easy to accumulate... and frighteningly easy to lose forever if a hard drive fails, gets lost or is stolen. We all know this, yet it’s hard to stay disciplined about making backup copies on a regular basis, especially when photos get downloaded to multiple folders and multiple devices. Until now, that is. Matt Stanchie, founder of Simplified IT Products, devised a simple way to duplicate digital photos for safekeeping after some of his close friends lost precious family photos due to a hardware failure. Called Picture Keeper, it’s a very focused solution. There’s no software to download, no complicated procedures. Simply plug it into a USB port and it starts working. Picture Keeper automatically searches for digital photo files and copies them in their original file format and folders. You can move it from device to device (PCs and Macs), and it will keep on copying your favorite, funniest, most awkward and most treasured digital memories. It’s peace of mind, pure and simple.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Matt
    Matt

    If you’re looking for a SUPER EASY way to back up your digital images, check out the Picture Keeper. This unique USB drive comes loaded with picture-seeking software that will find your images and make a portable copy that you can store/share outside your home. Picture Keeper does all the work for you! Let me know what questions you have.

  • Stacey Schaefer
    Stacey Schaefer
    8/23/2011 12:14 PM

    Does it work on both PCs and MACs?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 12:18 PM

    Hi Stacey, Yes- the built in software works on both PC's and Mac's. So you can use the same Picture Keeper on all the computers in your home!

  • Soo
    Soo
    8/23/2011 12:38 PM

    When are you offering a photo AND video storage? I take lots of videos too.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 12:55 PM

    @Soo: It's simple to add additional file types (like video, music, etc) to the default search in the Advanced Options. So you can easily backup your videos with Picture Keeper too!

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    8/23/2011 12:41 PM

    Great idea! I'm ordering one for myself and will probably order more as gifts in the future! Great gift idea for the holidays!

    When I attempt to place my order, I notice that I am being charged for shipping when I am confirming my order. If I order today, I get free shipping, correct? Do I need a code? Thank you!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 12:49 PM

    @Wendy: Thanks for letting us know. It should be working properly now.

  • Jan M
    Jan M
    8/23/2011 12:43 PM

    My photos are on a PC network server that I have defined as 3 different mapped drives (based on subject) on my computer, plus a removable drive. Can it deal with this situation?

    Also, can you tell it to ignore certain drives?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 12:58 PM

    @Jan M: You can include/exclude mapped drives as well as CD/DVD, external/removable drives....anything! But by default, Picture Keeper will just search the "known places" on your C drive. If you choose to, Picture Keeper is highly customizable.

  • rewardgal
    rewardgal
    8/23/2011 12:45 PM

    I'm assuming it connects at a USB port so no easy way to connect directly to the camera itself, right? If it did connect to a camera that would elimate carrying laptop, tablet etc. on some gear restricted trips.

  • Dan
    Dan
    8/23/2011 12:50 PM

    @rewardgal:

    I agree about bypassing the pc's. However knowing the different sizes of usb connections on all of the cameras on the market, this could be difficult. Of course you could get a usb adapter kit to connect to the camera's usb port. This is assuming the software will allow the direct connection.

    A great idea. I take so many pictures as a hobby, that moving them to my pc is a step i wish i could avoid.

    Dan

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 1:01 PM

    @rewardgal: Right, Picture Keeper must be plugged into a USB port on a computer running Windows XP, Vista or 7 or Mac OS. I'd love for it to just plug directly into a camera without the need of a computer but there are 1000's of models of cameras out there, each with a different proprietary operating systems. I'll keep thinking about it though....

  • Scorekeeper
    Scorekeeper
    8/23/2011 1:28 PM

    I have about 4 bankers boxes full of photos that I would like to store electronically. If I scan the pictures, will the Picture Keeper recognize them?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 1:33 PM

    @Scorekeeper: Yes. Most likely your scanner will scan in those pictures as .jpeg files and Picture Keeper will make a backup copy.

  • Lori
    Lori
    8/23/2011 1:54 PM

    Can you organize your pictures differently using the device and will it display thumbnails if you wish to use it as a type of external hard drive?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 2:03 PM

    @Lori: Yes, you can reorganize your pictures once they are on the Picture Keeper. Also, when you click on "View Pictures" to view what's on the Picture Keeper they will initially show up as thumbnails.

  • Mindi
    Mindi
    8/23/2011 2:41 PM

    Convince me this is better than drag and drop to a plain old ordinary jump drive.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 2:52 PM

    @Mindi: Great question. I'm sure that Matt will add to this, but really it's the simplicity of it. In it's simplest format, you don't have to do anything more than click a button. It will search out and save the pictures it finds wherever you may have stored them. The easier something is to do, the more likely it is that we will do it.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 3:31 PM

    @Mindi: It's a challenge for many to even know where their pictures are located on their computer. Additionally, most have a hard time remembering what's already been backup vs. what hasn't been copied over. Picture Keeper eliminates those worries. Furthermore, Picture Keeper is designed for the novice computer user who doesn't have the understanding (or steady hand) of Drag and Drop. Also, once one Picture Keeper becomes full, you can use another and it will continue where the first one left off. I haven't found any "plain old ordinary jump drive" that does that.

  • Rhosdmom22
    Rhosdmom22
    8/23/2011 3:08 PM

    So when I get ready to print pictures, I just plug it in to the printer and print?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 3:32 PM

    @Rhosdmom22: Yes, if your printer has a USB port, you can print directly from the Picture Keeper to the printer (as well as the in store photo developing kiosks).

  • tmt
    tmt
    8/23/2011 3:15 PM

    so its an overpriced flash drive. for 70 bucks I can buy an external terabyte and use superduper (which is free) and schedule a back up of anything I want.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 3:23 PM

    @tmt: You make it sound easy! This is for those of us who aren't as technically savvy to put something like that in place.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 3:43 PM

    @tmt: There are other backup options available that require technical user know-how. We feel we've developed a simplistic way for the computer novice to keep their pictures safe!

  • John
    John
    8/23/2011 4:28 PM

    I am not sold on this product but I have to say it is very commendable for you to keep both the pro and con arguments for the product.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 4:54 PM

    @John: Thanks for the kind word. We welcome all points of view. As long as it's a civilized discussion (which this has been), not an outright advertisement, then we will let a comment stand.

  • Meredith
    Meredith
    9/4/2011 9:25 AM

    @tmt: I agree. This is ok if yu dont have many pics and dont put them in aplace like picasa and then have external backup someplace. I just bought one and I find it a relaly waste of money. I am sorry I boughtit.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/5/2011 9:32 AM

    @Meredith Tolsdorf: Someone from our customer support team will be reaching out to you so that you can return your product. We don't ever want you to be disappointed in a purchase that you make at Daily Grommet.

  • Isabel M
    Isabel M
    8/23/2011 3:19 PM

    Does this also store videos

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 3:21 PM

    @Isabel M: In the advanced options, you can request that it back up video files as well.

  • Nita
    Nita
    8/23/2011 8:55 PM

    This is great! I've got 3 different flash drive with photos on them and have to manually record what I've already backed up from the computer and which drive they are on. Plus, once I've removed the photos from the computer to save memory, I don't have to search the flash drives to find a certain photo. It will all be in 1 place on 1 drive. I'm sold!

  • SQUEELONWOW
    SQUEELONWOW
    8/24/2011 9:33 AM

    @Nita: I use Clickfree.

    *post edited by admin. We have a policy against outside advertising and this went too far in that direction. Commenter uses and recommends Clickfree.

  • Daniel Weinreb
    Daniel Weinreb
    8/24/2011 9:33 AM

    I already have Carbonite, which backs up everything including pictures. Doesn't that already take care of the problem?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/24/2011 11:11 AM

    @Daniel Weinreb: Absolutely, if you are already good about backing your memories up you're good to go!

  • william
    william
    8/24/2011 1:31 PM

    Hello! If I use the device to store my photos,and then take more photos, will it just copy the new photos I have added, or copy all the photos again. Thanks! Bill

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/24/2011 1:33 PM

    @william safer: Welcome! It will just copy the new photos.

  • William S. Safer
    William S. Safer
    8/28/2011 4:46 PM

    Just to let everyone know, I ordered one of these Picture Keepers and it is the greatest thing since the remote control! I have many years of computer experience, and could have bought a flash drive or USB external drive and dragged and dropped each one of my hundreds of photos, but that would take forever.

    I removed the Picture Keeper from the package, plugged it into the USB, clicked on the area it said to click on, and my photos were downloaded to this backup device in seconds. Get one, or better yet, get two!

    Also it came lightning fast via Priority Mail.

    To me one of the best and most useful gadgets of the year!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/28/2011 10:30 PM

    @William S. Safer: Thanks for stopping back to share. We love that it worked so well for you and couldn't agree more that it is its simplicity that makes it a stand-out product.

  • Beth Shedd
    Beth Shedd
    8/31/2011 7:51 AM

    Looks like a marvelous and convenient product - how does it work with a mac? I rely on my iphoto program to organize all of my photos in event and album formats - will this usb system organize them in the same way? Many thanks for your response.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/31/2011 12:20 PM

    @Beth Shedd: It works for both Mac and PC and will keep your pictures within the file structure you have on your computer. We are glad that this looks like a good fit for you!

  •  Gail
    Gail
    5/16/2012 12:47 PM

    Can I transfer pics from my cell phone? Thanx:)

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    5/16/2012 5:29 PM

    @ Gail: Great question. Stay tune for an answer from the Picture Keeper Team.

  •  Customer Support (Picture Keeper)
    Customer Support (Picture Keeper)
    5/17/2012 11:18 AM

    @ Gail: Thanks for inquiring. In order to back up your cell phone pictures, you'll have to transfer the pictures from your cell phone to a computer, and then use the Picture Keeper to back up the photos on your computer. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

  • Guest
    Guest
    8/3/2012 1:18 PM

    This sounds like a simple solution for people like my parents who've bought a digital camera but don't know how to even move the photos from the camera to the computer. Plug in, wait, unplug... easy to explain, no software to install, no scheduling to set up. Be kind, commenters... we can't all be tech geniuses. ;)

    For those of us who know just enough to get into trouble...

    I read that you can plug into multiple devices and it will search/save, so my question is about "syncing". If I delete photos on my computer or edit them, would they be removed from the device when I plug it in again (it sounds like this won't happen)? Would the edited photo be saved as a new image on the drive? If I need to make room on the device for new photos, what's the easiest way to delete the ones I don't want to save? I've been looking for a 2nd, smaller backup device to keep offsite. This may be just what I (and my parents) need!

    Thank you!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/3/2012 1:38 PM

    @Guest

    Thanks for inquiring.

    Picture Keeper will not delete photos from your computer or from the Picture Keeper. Picture Keeper will save any edited photo as a new image. Picture Keeper only recognizes file names, not images or photos. There is an option on Picture Keeper to view photos. This will open your photos for editing or deleting from the Picture Keeper.

  •  George
    George
    8/3/2012 2:31 PM

    Are all the sizes (including the largest 'pro' version) flash memory? What are the actual Memory storage size of each device (not the qty of pictures)?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/3/2012 2:52 PM

    @ George

    Hi George,

    All the Picture Keepers are flash memory with priority software included that makes the Picture Keepers unique. The PK4 has 4GB of storage, PK8 has 8GB, PK16 has 16GB and the PKPRO has a minimum of 250GB

  •  Maureen Grolnick
    Maureen Grolnick
    8/3/2012 3:00 PM

    So if I have a photo with the same file name saved in multiple folders it will only pick up one of them? And, if i have an edited copy that wasn't renamed?

    Does it sort them by date or only put them in filename order?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/3/2012 4:40 PM

    @ Maureen Grolnick

    Hi Maureen,

    We are attempting to solve this issue with a newer version of the Picture Keeper. Currently duplicate photos in different folders will be downloaded.

    Picture Keeper downloads the picture in the order that they are saved on your computer.

  •  Desiree
    Desiree
    8/3/2012 4:01 PM

    Do you know appx how many minutes of video would be saved with each option if I were I included video under the advanced options?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/3/2012 5:04 PM

    @ Desiree

    That is difficult to say as videos will vary based on the video bitrate and compression, audio bitrate and compression and the type of program used to create the video.

    I suggest that you create a small 1 to 2 minute video and see how much space will be used on the Picture Keeper.

  •  dodie
    dodie
    8/28/2012 11:59 AM

    I know that u can print ie. taking to a kiosk, etc. However, can I share any pictures w/my sister on her computer from picture keeper. I know it will save pics from her computer just wondering if i can transfer from picture keeper to any pc??

  • Matt Stanchie
    Matt Stanchie
    8/29/2012 10:44 AM

    @ dodie

    Hi Dodie,

    Yes, you can view pictures that are on your Picture Keeper on any computer. You can also upload any pictures to your sister's computer

  •  psheath
    psheath
    10/29/2012 11:20 AM

    Once I have backed up my photos to Picture Keeper, can I open them from Picture Keeper and edit them? Then do I save the edited copy back to the computer or Picture Keeper? I am trying to free up space on my PC, so I would like to delete all pictures from my PC once backed up by Picture Keeper. But I want to make sure I can delete from Picture Keeper and edit pictures from there as well, as if they were still on my PC.

  •  Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    11/5/2012 2:25 PM

    @ psheath : PK RESPONSE: Picture Keeper makes a backup copy of the pictures on your computer. Picture Keeper is not designed as an editing package, so pictures CANNOT be edited in Picture Keeper. Also we recommend that you always have 2 Copies of your photos. So typically 1 copy on your computer and a backup on the Picture Keeper. If you want to delete the photos from your computer, we recommend that you have two backup copies.

  •  Squigs
    Squigs
    10/29/2012 11:32 AM

    Most of my pictures are stored in Picasa. Will this go into Picasa and get the pictures from there?

  •  Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    11/5/2012 2:24 PM

    @ Squigs : PK RESPONSE: Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos. Use the Picture Keeper Advanced Option Menu to customize Picture Keeper to find and backup your Picasa photos. However, most image organizers and image viewers use the “Pictures” folder photos and “tag” (special coding) the photos to be used by their software. Picture Keeper will backup the “Pictures” folder by default. When using Picasa, the photos can then be organized and viewed in any order chosen.

  • Susan
    Susan
    11/4/2012 12:21 PM

    Is there anything that could happen to this device that would erase the files that have been stored on it?..

  •  Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    11/5/2012 2:23 PM

    @Susan Gallagher: Like most consumer electronics the Picture Keeper is not water proof, and can can be damaged if dropped or mishandled. But through normal use the Picture Keeper will last 7-10 years.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Picture Keeper

Smart Photo Backup

Digital Insurance

Digital pictures are easy to take, easy to share, easy to accumulate... and frighteningly easy to lose forever if a hard drive fails, gets lost or is stolen. We all know this, yet it’s hard to stay disciplined about making backup copies on a regular basis, especially when photos get downloaded to multiple folders and multiple devices.

Until now, that is. Matt Stanchie, founder of Simplified IT Products, devised a simple way to duplicate digital photos for safekeeping after some of his close friends lost precious family photos due to a hardware failure. Called Picture Keeper, it’s a very focused solution. There’s no software to download, no complicated procedures. Simply plug it into a USB port and it starts working. Picture Keeper automatically searches for digital photo files and copies them in their original file format and folders. You can move it from device to device (PCs and Macs), and it will keep on copying your favorite, funniest, most awkward and most treasured digital memories. It’s peace of mind, pure and simple.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Matt
    Matt

    If you’re looking for a SUPER EASY way to back up your digital images, check out the Picture Keeper. This unique USB drive comes loaded with picture-seeking software that will find your images and make a portable copy that you can store/share outside your home. Picture Keeper does all the work for you! Let me know what questions you have.

  • Stacey Schaefer
    Stacey Schaefer
    8/23/2011 12:14 PM

    Does it work on both PCs and MACs?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 12:18 PM

    Hi Stacey, Yes- the built in software works on both PC's and Mac's. So you can use the same Picture Keeper on all the computers in your home!

  • Soo
    Soo
    8/23/2011 12:38 PM

    When are you offering a photo AND video storage? I take lots of videos too.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 12:55 PM

    @Soo: It's simple to add additional file types (like video, music, etc) to the default search in the Advanced Options. So you can easily backup your videos with Picture Keeper too!

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    8/23/2011 12:41 PM

    Great idea! I'm ordering one for myself and will probably order more as gifts in the future! Great gift idea for the holidays!

    When I attempt to place my order, I notice that I am being charged for shipping when I am confirming my order. If I order today, I get free shipping, correct? Do I need a code? Thank you!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 12:49 PM

    @Wendy: Thanks for letting us know. It should be working properly now.

  • Jan M
    Jan M
    8/23/2011 12:43 PM

    My photos are on a PC network server that I have defined as 3 different mapped drives (based on subject) on my computer, plus a removable drive. Can it deal with this situation?

    Also, can you tell it to ignore certain drives?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 12:58 PM

    @Jan M: You can include/exclude mapped drives as well as CD/DVD, external/removable drives....anything! But by default, Picture Keeper will just search the "known places" on your C drive. If you choose to, Picture Keeper is highly customizable.

  • rewardgal
    rewardgal
    8/23/2011 12:45 PM

    I'm assuming it connects at a USB port so no easy way to connect directly to the camera itself, right? If it did connect to a camera that would elimate carrying laptop, tablet etc. on some gear restricted trips.

  • Dan
    Dan
    8/23/2011 12:50 PM

    @rewardgal:

    I agree about bypassing the pc's. However knowing the different sizes of usb connections on all of the cameras on the market, this could be difficult. Of course you could get a usb adapter kit to connect to the camera's usb port. This is assuming the software will allow the direct connection.

    A great idea. I take so many pictures as a hobby, that moving them to my pc is a step i wish i could avoid.

    Dan

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 1:01 PM

    @rewardgal: Right, Picture Keeper must be plugged into a USB port on a computer running Windows XP, Vista or 7 or Mac OS. I'd love for it to just plug directly into a camera without the need of a computer but there are 1000's of models of cameras out there, each with a different proprietary operating systems. I'll keep thinking about it though....

  • Scorekeeper
    Scorekeeper
    8/23/2011 1:28 PM

    I have about 4 bankers boxes full of photos that I would like to store electronically. If I scan the pictures, will the Picture Keeper recognize them?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 1:33 PM

    @Scorekeeper: Yes. Most likely your scanner will scan in those pictures as .jpeg files and Picture Keeper will make a backup copy.

  • Lori
    Lori
    8/23/2011 1:54 PM

    Can you organize your pictures differently using the device and will it display thumbnails if you wish to use it as a type of external hard drive?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 2:03 PM

    @Lori: Yes, you can reorganize your pictures once they are on the Picture Keeper. Also, when you click on "View Pictures" to view what's on the Picture Keeper they will initially show up as thumbnails.

  • Mindi
    Mindi
    8/23/2011 2:41 PM

    Convince me this is better than drag and drop to a plain old ordinary jump drive.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 2:52 PM

    @Mindi: Great question. I'm sure that Matt will add to this, but really it's the simplicity of it. In it's simplest format, you don't have to do anything more than click a button. It will search out and save the pictures it finds wherever you may have stored them. The easier something is to do, the more likely it is that we will do it.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 3:31 PM

    @Mindi: It's a challenge for many to even know where their pictures are located on their computer. Additionally, most have a hard time remembering what's already been backup vs. what hasn't been copied over. Picture Keeper eliminates those worries. Furthermore, Picture Keeper is designed for the novice computer user who doesn't have the understanding (or steady hand) of Drag and Drop. Also, once one Picture Keeper becomes full, you can use another and it will continue where the first one left off. I haven't found any "plain old ordinary jump drive" that does that.

  • Rhosdmom22
    Rhosdmom22
    8/23/2011 3:08 PM

    So when I get ready to print pictures, I just plug it in to the printer and print?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 3:32 PM

    @Rhosdmom22: Yes, if your printer has a USB port, you can print directly from the Picture Keeper to the printer (as well as the in store photo developing kiosks).

  • tmt
    tmt
    8/23/2011 3:15 PM

    so its an overpriced flash drive. for 70 bucks I can buy an external terabyte and use superduper (which is free) and schedule a back up of anything I want.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 3:23 PM

    @tmt: You make it sound easy! This is for those of us who aren't as technically savvy to put something like that in place.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/23/2011 3:43 PM

    @tmt: There are other backup options available that require technical user know-how. We feel we've developed a simplistic way for the computer novice to keep their pictures safe!

  • John
    John
    8/23/2011 4:28 PM

    I am not sold on this product but I have to say it is very commendable for you to keep both the pro and con arguments for the product.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 4:54 PM

    @John: Thanks for the kind word. We welcome all points of view. As long as it's a civilized discussion (which this has been), not an outright advertisement, then we will let a comment stand.

  • Meredith
    Meredith
    9/4/2011 9:25 AM

    @tmt: I agree. This is ok if yu dont have many pics and dont put them in aplace like picasa and then have external backup someplace. I just bought one and I find it a relaly waste of money. I am sorry I boughtit.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/5/2011 9:32 AM

    @Meredith Tolsdorf: Someone from our customer support team will be reaching out to you so that you can return your product. We don't ever want you to be disappointed in a purchase that you make at Daily Grommet.

  • Isabel M
    Isabel M
    8/23/2011 3:19 PM

    Does this also store videos

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/23/2011 3:21 PM

    @Isabel M: In the advanced options, you can request that it back up video files as well.

  • Nita
    Nita
    8/23/2011 8:55 PM

    This is great! I've got 3 different flash drive with photos on them and have to manually record what I've already backed up from the computer and which drive they are on. Plus, once I've removed the photos from the computer to save memory, I don't have to search the flash drives to find a certain photo. It will all be in 1 place on 1 drive. I'm sold!

  • SQUEELONWOW
    SQUEELONWOW
    8/24/2011 9:33 AM

    @Nita: I use Clickfree.

    *post edited by admin. We have a policy against outside advertising and this went too far in that direction. Commenter uses and recommends Clickfree.

  • Daniel Weinreb
    Daniel Weinreb
    8/24/2011 9:33 AM

    I already have Carbonite, which backs up everything including pictures. Doesn't that already take care of the problem?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/24/2011 11:11 AM

    @Daniel Weinreb: Absolutely, if you are already good about backing your memories up you're good to go!

  • william
    william
    8/24/2011 1:31 PM

    Hello! If I use the device to store my photos,and then take more photos, will it just copy the new photos I have added, or copy all the photos again. Thanks! Bill

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/24/2011 1:33 PM

    @william safer: Welcome! It will just copy the new photos.

  • William S. Safer
    William S. Safer
    8/28/2011 4:46 PM

    Just to let everyone know, I ordered one of these Picture Keepers and it is the greatest thing since the remote control! I have many years of computer experience, and could have bought a flash drive or USB external drive and dragged and dropped each one of my hundreds of photos, but that would take forever.

    I removed the Picture Keeper from the package, plugged it into the USB, clicked on the area it said to click on, and my photos were downloaded to this backup device in seconds. Get one, or better yet, get two!

    Also it came lightning fast via Priority Mail.

    To me one of the best and most useful gadgets of the year!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/28/2011 10:30 PM

    @William S. Safer: Thanks for stopping back to share. We love that it worked so well for you and couldn't agree more that it is its simplicity that makes it a stand-out product.

  • Beth Shedd
    Beth Shedd
    8/31/2011 7:51 AM

    Looks like a marvelous and convenient product - how does it work with a mac? I rely on my iphoto program to organize all of my photos in event and album formats - will this usb system organize them in the same way? Many thanks for your response.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/31/2011 12:20 PM

    @Beth Shedd: It works for both Mac and PC and will keep your pictures within the file structure you have on your computer. We are glad that this looks like a good fit for you!

  •  Gail
    Gail
    5/16/2012 12:47 PM

    Can I transfer pics from my cell phone? Thanx:)

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    5/16/2012 5:29 PM

    @ Gail: Great question. Stay tune for an answer from the Picture Keeper Team.

  •  Customer Support (Picture Keeper)
    Customer Support (Picture Keeper)
    5/17/2012 11:18 AM

    @ Gail: Thanks for inquiring. In order to back up your cell phone pictures, you'll have to transfer the pictures from your cell phone to a computer, and then use the Picture Keeper to back up the photos on your computer. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

  • Guest
    Guest
    8/3/2012 1:18 PM

    This sounds like a simple solution for people like my parents who've bought a digital camera but don't know how to even move the photos from the camera to the computer. Plug in, wait, unplug... easy to explain, no software to install, no scheduling to set up. Be kind, commenters... we can't all be tech geniuses. ;)

    For those of us who know just enough to get into trouble...

    I read that you can plug into multiple devices and it will search/save, so my question is about "syncing". If I delete photos on my computer or edit them, would they be removed from the device when I plug it in again (it sounds like this won't happen)? Would the edited photo be saved as a new image on the drive? If I need to make room on the device for new photos, what's the easiest way to delete the ones I don't want to save? I've been looking for a 2nd, smaller backup device to keep offsite. This may be just what I (and my parents) need!

    Thank you!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/3/2012 1:38 PM

    @Guest

    Thanks for inquiring.

    Picture Keeper will not delete photos from your computer or from the Picture Keeper. Picture Keeper will save any edited photo as a new image. Picture Keeper only recognizes file names, not images or photos. There is an option on Picture Keeper to view photos. This will open your photos for editing or deleting from the Picture Keeper.

  •  George
    George
    8/3/2012 2:31 PM

    Are all the sizes (including the largest 'pro' version) flash memory? What are the actual Memory storage size of each device (not the qty of pictures)?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/3/2012 2:52 PM

    @ George

    Hi George,

    All the Picture Keepers are flash memory with priority software included that makes the Picture Keepers unique. The PK4 has 4GB of storage, PK8 has 8GB, PK16 has 16GB and the PKPRO has a minimum of 250GB

  •  Maureen Grolnick
    Maureen Grolnick
    8/3/2012 3:00 PM

    So if I have a photo with the same file name saved in multiple folders it will only pick up one of them? And, if i have an edited copy that wasn't renamed?

    Does it sort them by date or only put them in filename order?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/3/2012 4:40 PM

    @ Maureen Grolnick

    Hi Maureen,

    We are attempting to solve this issue with a newer version of the Picture Keeper. Currently duplicate photos in different folders will be downloaded.

    Picture Keeper downloads the picture in the order that they are saved on your computer.

  •  Desiree
    Desiree
    8/3/2012 4:01 PM

    Do you know appx how many minutes of video would be saved with each option if I were I included video under the advanced options?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    8/3/2012 5:04 PM

    @ Desiree

    That is difficult to say as videos will vary based on the video bitrate and compression, audio bitrate and compression and the type of program used to create the video.

    I suggest that you create a small 1 to 2 minute video and see how much space will be used on the Picture Keeper.

  •  dodie
    dodie
    8/28/2012 11:59 AM

    I know that u can print ie. taking to a kiosk, etc. However, can I share any pictures w/my sister on her computer from picture keeper. I know it will save pics from her computer just wondering if i can transfer from picture keeper to any pc??

  • Matt Stanchie
    Matt Stanchie
    8/29/2012 10:44 AM

    @ dodie

    Hi Dodie,

    Yes, you can view pictures that are on your Picture Keeper on any computer. You can also upload any pictures to your sister's computer

  •  psheath
    psheath
    10/29/2012 11:20 AM

    Once I have backed up my photos to Picture Keeper, can I open them from Picture Keeper and edit them? Then do I save the edited copy back to the computer or Picture Keeper? I am trying to free up space on my PC, so I would like to delete all pictures from my PC once backed up by Picture Keeper. But I want to make sure I can delete from Picture Keeper and edit pictures from there as well, as if they were still on my PC.

  •  Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    11/5/2012 2:25 PM

    @ psheath : PK RESPONSE: Picture Keeper makes a backup copy of the pictures on your computer. Picture Keeper is not designed as an editing package, so pictures CANNOT be edited in Picture Keeper. Also we recommend that you always have 2 Copies of your photos. So typically 1 copy on your computer and a backup on the Picture Keeper. If you want to delete the photos from your computer, we recommend that you have two backup copies.

  •  Squigs
    Squigs
    10/29/2012 11:32 AM

    Most of my pictures are stored in Picasa. Will this go into Picasa and get the pictures from there?

  •  Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    11/5/2012 2:24 PM

    @ Squigs : PK RESPONSE: Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos. Use the Picture Keeper Advanced Option Menu to customize Picture Keeper to find and backup your Picasa photos. However, most image organizers and image viewers use the “Pictures” folder photos and “tag” (special coding) the photos to be used by their software. Picture Keeper will backup the “Pictures” folder by default. When using Picasa, the photos can then be organized and viewed in any order chosen.

  • Susan
    Susan
    11/4/2012 12:21 PM

    Is there anything that could happen to this device that would erase the files that have been stored on it?..

  •  Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    Peter from Simplified IT (Picture Keeper)
    11/5/2012 2:23 PM

    @Susan Gallagher: Like most consumer electronics the Picture Keeper is not water proof, and can can be damaged if dropped or mishandled. But through normal use the Picture Keeper will last 7-10 years.

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