A simultaneous copy of the imported images can be made from the Backup To tool in the importer. For example, importing images from a memory card can be downloaded (i.e. copied) to the Pictures/My Pictures (Mac/Windows) folder on your laptop, and simultaneously backed up (i.e., copied again) to a connected portable external drive.
Warning! While this is a useful option for a temporary backup, it should not replace your principal backup strategy.
- In the Backup To dialog, select the Backup Enabled option.
- From the Location fly-out menu, choose the Select folder… and navigate to your chosen location, such as an external drive, ideally, and select either an existing folder or create and name a new folder from the dialog.
- Images will be duplicated to the selected backup folder on import.