Unlike some photo managers that work through a database of pictures rather than the picture files themselves, Zoner Photo Studio works directly with the files on your computer and on any devices attached to it. This means you can start working with your pictures immediately and that they are not trapped "inside" Zoner Photo Studio, but it also means that you can erase these files and make irreversible changes to them. Therefore you should always keep in mind the first rule of digital photo processing:
Always work with copies of files, and back up of your originals frequently!
For safer work with your photo collection, take advantage of these features: