Digital photography has many advantages. One advantage is the ability to backup your pictures for safe keeping. People insure everything from cars to homes, backing up precious pictures should be treated the same. Backing up is now very easy and affordable. At minimum, pictures should be copied to external storage devices to protect against file corruption and hardware failures. The best option is to store your data off site which provides for additional safeguards against fire and other natural disasters. Below is a listing of web based companies that provide offsite online backup services.