Photo projects are magnificent when completed! You can share them with family and friends; you can just look at them yourself and reminisce about fun times. Each person’s vision of a successful photo project is different. For some people, it’s having a photo book they could...

Does your photo collection make you think of the quote from The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss:

“And this mess is so big
And so deep and so tall,
We cannot pick it up.
There is no way at all!”

Are you starting to think about the winter holidays, and what unique, meaningful gifts you could get for friends and family?  It feels like preparing for the winter holidays starts earlier and earlier each year! Sept, 1924 - Freddie's Christening One suggestion is to use your photos to...

In July, I wrote a blog about how to organize your printed loose photos.  This post is a continuation of that blog.   I’ve worked with four types of albums over the years: Sticky Album Sticky page albums.  Often, the stickiness has dried up, and the pictures no longer adhere to...

I always loved summer and the vacations taken!  As far back as I can remember, we’ve always gone someplace.  Sometimes it was to the beach, sometimes to the mountains; sometimes to US National Parks, sometimes overseas. Sometimes we were with friends or family, sometimes it was just...

What is the hardest part of a Photo Organizing project?  Getting started! You look at the boxes and innumerable amounts of pictures, and it can sap the energy right out of you!  The secret is to divide the work up into manageable smaller projects. For the past few weeks...

This blog is a follow-on to the one I wrote in May, in which I discussed the relative merits of tossing or storing photos and slides once they’ve been scanned (  https://preciousmemsphoto.com/2019/04/to-toss-or-to-store/?fbclid=IwAR3hd4hmoD4S0-wJ8JhgEBgPYRnbjIarz9xMFN-AkIVQFbMS6RTeL3yM-iU). So, you’ve decided to scan your photos and slides, and also decided to store them.  What...

Ok.  You’ve bitten the bullet and decided to organize your pictures.  You’re going to digitize your entire collection.  You’ve also decided that you’ll create a few photo books with some of the best or most important pictures with images of memorable people and events. Now what are you going...

Do you have old photos?  I don’t mean the ones you took last year, or even ten years ago, I mean the ones you got from your parents or grandparents or even great-grandparents. In looking at these pictures there are several issues: they are usually faded, sometimes...

It may be daunting enough to organize prints, but what if you have slides and the projector has long ago stopped working, or worse yet, what if you only have negatives? The biggest difficulty with these media is that you cannot actually clearly see the images. Working...