Keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction since 2008
My extended family doesn't understand why I haven't sent them JPGs of my 8,000 slides nor my Dad's collection of 30,000+ not to mention his 50,000 B&W negatives."What could be so hard? Just scan them in!"
I've got my dad's slides(thousands).My grandpas (more thousands).Thinkin about just chuckin them.
Ed and Doug,I almost chucked these. I will offer this. I was brutal on culling. I might still have 10-15% of what I started with. I tossed the prints, sat and looked at them one last time and decided or . Filled a trash can and kept a small pile. I have done the same with the slides and a light box. Now what i have left, even some that get scanned, once I see them on the screen, I delete them.I have a file structure, family go in genealogical folders, nested and then broke out as people reach adulthood. There there are events, USMC, places, friends, and a folder for text documents.Once this scanning is done, some high level tagging, and a document to write, maybe a short history from my point of view.And as I said, I am doing this for me, no expectation anyone will ever look at them all or care. Although those of you that visit us here may be subjected so some that I consider my best efforts.ASM826
Oh, boy. Back in the days when phone modems were most people's way to connect to the internet I remember having to explain to at least a couple of customers why they couldn't just email a full CD's worth of photos to someone. The interaction would start with "my email isn't working anymore..."
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