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Tech Tip for Dog Lovers
Save photos before it’s too late
Photos can be a comfort when your dog dies; be sure to protect them.

Tech wise guy David Einstein got personal yesterday in his Computing advice column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Out of the untimely death of his rescued Greyhound Rune, he learned and shares an important lesson: Take care of your memories. After Rune’s death, he discovered he didn’t have many photos, and only a few that “convey Rune’s essence.” Don’t let this happen to you. Take to heart Einstein’s advice for scanning print photographs, and saving, filing and backing up your precious digital images.

Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom. lisawogan.com


Photo: mikebaird, Flickr


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Submitted by Lauren Grabelle | May 25 2010 |

Also think about getting professional photos done of you and your dog. Sometimes capturing the relationship between you guys is just as important as a great photo of your dog by themselves. I specialize in doing just what he recommends which is conveying the essence of that relationship. Don't wait until your dog is sick or too elderly to enjoy doing their favorite activities in front of a professional's camera. It's corny to say but having timeless quality photos of you together is priceless.

Lauren Grabelle

Submitted by Marnie McCown | May 25 2010 |

Great advice! As a professional photographer, I make an effort to capture a dog's personality and delight in my clients ordering large wall prints or canvases to show off their pooch. In an effort to help them preserve these memories, I retain the digital files for 1 year following the session, just in case the client wants to purchase the files. For me, I have a whole 120GB hard drive dedicated to digital files of my dogs. I know it will be a comfort to me when they are no longer with me.

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