Scanning Negatives

As we leave the year 2020 behind, we remember those we have lost, as well as trips not taken, friends not seen, and events not attended. But, has anything good happened in 2020?  Is there anything at all to be grateful for in 2020?  Are there...

No one can argue that 2020 has been a bummer of a year.  Between COVID and the politicizing of the virus and its mitigation, it’s a year well-worth forgetting. But things still happened, the kids continued to grow, celebrations were done in novel ways, and, unfortunately,...

Setting goals is the first thing to do to ensure a successful Photo Organizing project You have tons of pictures!  Pictures you took; pictures from your grandmother; digital pictures on your phone.  How do you get your arms and head wrapped around organizing this mess to...

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,...

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...

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...