I love old photos. I get lost imagining the stories of my ancestors pictured in my grandparents' albums and snapshots. But it's not the old photos that give me the biggest challenge-it's managing my growing digital photo collection.
I know I'm not alone. My young daughters-in-law provided the spark for a book about archiving digital photos. After seeing my first book, How to Archive Family Keepsakes , both young mothers remarked that they didn't have many family keepsakes (yet!), but they sure would like some tips for organizing and preserving their growing digital photo collections. So, here it is: How to Archive Family Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally.
To really understand what kind of guidebook would be most useful, I talked with young parents snapping hundreds of photos each month, and with family historians grappling with huge heirloom photos collections. And I spoke with genealogists who manage thousands of research images. Different situations demanded slightly different strategies, but one theme ran through every scenario: Start setting up a system now to archive the digital photos on your smartphone, your computer, and your camera. Specific step-by-step workflows grew out of these conversations, each one adaptable to individual needs. In this book, you'll discover that digital photo management actually is manageable-it doesn't have to be difficult or overwhelming.
And because family photos are really about family memories, the book features 25 easy keepsake projects to get your digital images into the hands of your family and friends. After all, what good are memories buried in the depths of a hard drive?
If you've been looking for a digital photo management solution that's simple and suitable for your needs, you'll find inspiration and strategies in How to Archive Family Photos. Join me in cutting the digital clutter to preserve and share your family photos and stories!
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