Save Your Photos Tag

Do you have photo albums and scrap books that you’ve accumulated over the years? Or, maybe you inherited them?  What should you do with them?   The answer, like the answer for all things that are complicated, is: It Depends.   Over the years, as an avid Photo Album...

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. ...

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,...

January is a great time for new beginnings. What would be better than deciding on a backup strategy for your phone photos? After all, who DOESN’T take pictures with their phone? There are several parts to a complete digital backup system. This blog will concentrate on...

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...

What’s your New Year’s resolution?  Lose weight? Exercise more?  Eat more healthily?  These are all great resolutions!  But I’d like to suggest a resolution to preserve family memories. I’ve talked to several people recently who have large photo collections.  The photos are in boxes and albums.  There...

There are many, many photo backup solutions.  You want to keep your photos safe.  You know that disasters happen all the time:  fires, floods, hurricanes, you name it.  You know that photos should be backed up at least three ways:  the original, on-site backup, and...

“The Save Your Photos initiative is a public service outreach campaign developed by APPO to teach individuals how they can preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos, and documents, in case of an unforeseen accident or disaster.   Protecting your photo and video collection could be the most important thing...