Scanning Memorabilia

Many family reunions had to be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.  But this does not mean you have to miss out on the recipes or visiting with relatives. Here are some ideas of how to make the most of the down-time. Hold a recipe exchange. ...

When I first heard that we needed to stay at home, and the restaurants were closing, and all the activities I had signed up for got cancelled, I was really bummed! But then I started thinking about all the projects that were half done or not...

Spring is a great time to clean out your closets. Who knows what forgotten treasures you will find? I’ve seen closets filled to the ceiling with boxes of slide carousels. Other closets have had boxes of loose photos, or wall-to-wall photo albums. It’s true that a dark,...

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!”

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...

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...