Did you know that September is Save Your Photos Month? Join us for a month-long quest to protect and preserve your family’s lifetime of photos, film, and memorabilia. #SaveYourPhotosMonth
Week 2: Making a Photo Plan
You’ve found your photos, but now what? You need a plan. This week, we’ll explore creating a photo legacy by understanding what’s most important to you. What are your photo goals and what would success look like? Then strategize a plan to digitize and back up your photos.
Even if you’re not ready to do the actual organizing, thinking through these decisions about your photo legacy means you’ll be prepared whenever the time is right to start.
Tip #8: How would you feel if you could easily find and share the photos you care most about? Write down five reasons these photos are important to you.
Tip #9: If you could only save 100 photos, which ones would you choose? What’s special about these 100 photos?
Tip #10: Write a “will” for your family photo collection. Specify what you’d want to be included in your family photo legacy and what should happen to it after you are gone.
Tip #11: The best backup for your printed photos is to scan them. Research doing it yourself or sending them to a trusted scanning service.
Tip #12: After you edit and digitize photos, you’ll need to store the original prints and the digital files. Do you have enough space on your computer and a shelf in the main part of your house for prints?
Tip #13: Have you seen all the free mini-course options offered as part of Save Your Photos Month? Make a list of the ones that interest you the most and schedule time to watch them.
Tip #14: If you have more than you can handle, set up a call with a professional photo manager to review your plan and determine if you need additional support or resources.