How to Archive Family Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally

How to Archive Family Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally

by Denise May Levenick


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Organize and enjoy your family's memories!

You've captured countless cherished family photos of babies' first steps, graduations, weddings, holidays, vacations, and priceless everyday moments on your smartphone or digital camera. Perhaps you've inherited a collection of heirloom family photographs, too. But now what?

How to Archive Family Photos is a practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family photos, and sharing your treasured photos.

In this book, you'll find:

  • Simple strategies to get your photos out of a smartphone or camera and into a safe storage space
  • Easy methods to organize and back up your digital photos, including file-naming and tagging hints
  • Achievable steps to digitize and preserve heirloom family photos
  • Step-by-step workflows illustrating common photo organizing and digitizing scenarios
  • Checklists for setting up your own photo organization system
  • 25 photo projects to preserve, share, and enjoy your family photos
Whether you have boxes full of tintypes and black-and-white photographs, an ever-growing collection of digital photos, or a combination of the two, this book will help you rescue your images from the depths of hard drives and memory cards (or from the backs of closets) so that you can organize and preserve your family photo collection for future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440340963
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 05/22/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 322,318
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Organize 9

Chapter 1 Digital Imaging Basics 11

Chapter 2 Transfer Tips 32

Chapter 3 Photo-Management Software 44

Chapter 4 Online Photo Services 54

Chapter 5 Digital Photo-Management Workflow 78

Part 2 Digitize 93

Chapter 6 Heirloom Photo Collections 95

Chapter 7 Digitization Preparation 102

Chapter 8 Scanning Equipment 110

Chapter 9 Scanning Tactics 125

Chapter 10 Heirloom Photo Storage 138

Part 1 Create 144

Chapter 11 Core Photo-Project Skills 146

Chapter 12 Card, Collage, and Scrapbooking Projects 155

Chapter 13 Calendar Projects 172

Chapter 14 Smartphone and Tablet Projects 190

Chapter 15 Fabric and Homo Decor Craft Projects 202

Chapter 16 Photo-Book Projects 208

Appendix Photo Organizing and Digitizing Resources 230

Index 233

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