Sunday, August 17, 2014

Photo Organization.

A lifetime of memories could spend a lifetime in a box.

Well we thought we would start a regular blog post for your enjoyment.  This will be about your photos.   Yes that is right, YOURS, not ours. 

Remember when you picked up your photos at the local camera counter and looked over those memories.  This made you smile and get that warm fuzzy feeling.  You then took the photos and showed them to your family and friends.   Maybe had some reprints made for them. 

There is probably nothing more rewarding than to look at your own photo memories. 
Now where are they?   All those memories are in a box or album stored away in the basement or the attic. 

When was the last time you looked at them?  

So let’s get those wonderful memories out of storage and make a way to enjoy them today.     How do you do that? (You ask)  You say that this is going to be a big job and you just don’t have time for it or know where to start.   Well we will help you and guide you through the whole process to make this easy as possible. 

Often, the biggest barrier for organizing your photos and memories, is the fact that you have a little bit of everything scattered about your home. So your first step in this series of photo tips, is to hunt for your memories and gather them together in one central location. Here's what to look for....

Photos and Albums
You may have a box of old photos and albums handed down by a family member, or your parents. In upcoming tips, we'll help you tackle this group of important photos and offer suggestions for identifying a timeline.

Video Tapes, Film Reels, Old Media Formats
Many of us captured our family memories on video, and our parents made 8 mm home movies! Movement and sound are a great addition to your family story, and we'll offer solutions for getting older media digitized for viewing. 

Printed Photos
It wasn't that long ago that we took a roll of film to be developed, and got doubles or triples for friends and relatives! Remember the gratification of 1 hour printing? I'll bet you didn't get out of the parking lot, before you opened your pack of photos! We're going to offer some simple ways to get this large group of important photos organized. 

Digital Photos
The digital camera certainly changed the way we take and share images today. People take thousands of images each year now, compared to the film days. Sadly, many of these images are not backed up or sorted for easy retrieval on family computers or mobile devices. In this series we will show you a system for managing the sheer volume of images that sit on your computers and mobile devices. 

So grab a big bag, or a box and start assembling all of the photos, albums, videos and movies.   In our next blog post we will work on starting the sorting process.  Now remember, the way to get this done is not to look at them, just collect them and put them in one location.  J

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