Aloha Friday: Photo Preservation
In my post yesterday (Keeping History Alive, Part 1: Family Photos), I described how I scanned my grandmother’s photos to preserve them and share them with all of my family members.
My Aloha Friday question for this week is: What have you done to preserve your old family photos? Have you scanned them? Have you cataloged who is in them?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.
I haven’t done anything, which is might be shocking when you consider how big of a scrapbooker I am. Since my Grandma just died, it’s especially important that I get on that. We have a ton of family pictures, my Grandpa was an avid photographer and was even published in a Kodak manual. I know my Aunt has most of the albums.
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Anything, I think need to think on this more.
Happy day and enjoy the weekend.
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I scrapbook, but all the older pictures are just in photo albums. If I think about doing something else with them, I’ll go nuts thinking about how long that will take!
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We don’t have many picture because most were ruined in a fire. The older ones are in photo albums and the newer pics are stored online and on a External Hard Drive.
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I absolutely love old photos of family members and have thousands. I started putting them into photo albums when I was about 10 yrs old and still do. There are hundreds I have in boxes, still waiting to be put into albums, though. Now that I have kids, I have started their own albums so they will have them for their families in the future. I’ve also started scrapbooking special occasions like birthday parties and holidays for them. You definitely can’t have too many pictures! Once I finish all of mine, I need to copy more of my mom’s photos. I have taken them to a drugstore in the past to get copies for everyone and that worked well. Great question! 🙂 I have many stored on snapfish.com and also on my harddrive, but have lost hundreds in the past when my computer died so, that was horrible! Always get them developed! lol
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Hanging my head in shame, I have done nothing. I still have rolls of film from 10 years ago. SIGH.
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Hmmm…still working on this one. It’s an important priority that I haven’t taken the time to complete.
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I do a lot of scrapbooking and I have done some scanning but not on a major scale. My mother has all the “older” photo albums so I am sure I will eventually get some and I will try my best to preserve the photos. It’s a great thing to do.
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I scanned them and made them into a book for my mother through SHUTTERFLY.com. THey make great book. SO far I’ve made 3!
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I have started to scan them. This summer I will set some time aside to get them all downe and put them on a Picture stick.
My Fridays Links for you. This time I have two, Introducing a new type of blog “On The Go”. and then AF on my At Home my family blog
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I hope I can be on that Island 🙂
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I’m lucky if I even know which safe storage spot I put them in.
Have a great Friday.
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My nan has photo albums of pics when she was younger, whioch i think my Mum has now. I just have the one old photo from my Nan and Grandad’s wedding, which I keep meaning to get enlarged.
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I’m sorry to hear about your photos. Of course, that’s another reason to scan them and share them with family. If something were to happen to the originals (fire, theft, etc), the scanned copies would be safe in multiple locations. It’s also a good idea to store them online or have a copy of them on an “offsite” external hard drive for the same reason.
The time commitment didn’t scare me so I went with doing it myself. If you can’t devote the time to it and mailing your photos doesn’t scare you, I’d recommend one of the photo scanning services I mentioned in the blog post. They aren’t too pricey and can do the job faster than you can.
I actually found old pics negatives from my hubs family they lost after his mom died so I had them developed and made an album for hubs and his brother. I also scanned lots of them and made B & W picture wall in our living room. I love old photos.
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I don’t have any old family photos. The orphanage has my history.
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