FileHamster seems like a nice idea for artists who are scared of subversion. Basically as far as I can tell, it automatically tracks changes to a given file or folder and records the differences. Like a local file history! Of course, it doesnt make a backup off-site for you like subversion can, but its good if you edit things a lot and make mistakes and never backup!
It looks really easy to use so give it a try…and yes it is free!
FileHamster is a version tracking application for developers, graphic artists and other content creators that frequently modify existing files.
FileHamster provides real-time backup and archiving of your files while you work. It enables you to monitor specific files on your hard drive and automatically create incremental backups whenever those files are modified. It also enables you to store notes about the changes that have been made, allowing you to quickly locate a specific revision or provide a detailed account of the work you’ve done on a project.
It has many features, but is very easy to use and does not require any technical expertise – just point it to the directory or file you want to monitor/backup and it will do the rest.