Digital Photographs

ACK! I lost my phone last week, but I’m happy to report that I did not lose a single photo. I’m releived and grateful and, frankly, proud of myself. Because I didn’t just think about doing it. I actually pulled copies onto my laptop I’m paying it forward by reminding you to GET YOUR PHOTOS OFF […]

So, I’m down to only a few hard copies of my “8 Blunders People Make When They Scan Photos” booklet, and I thought I’d make the next version a little more interesting to look at. Here’s my first attempt, what do you think?     The booklet is 8.5 x 11 sheets folded over once. […]

Share via Tweet How to create a better file name than “0083423.TIFF” for your scanned photos…but also better than “aunt_marge_1964_retirement_marge+lisa+kenneth+unknown” Don’t Overlook File Management Just like you shouldn’t scan without a plan for where to store your new digital files, you shouldn’t scan without a plan for naming those files. It might seem like you […]

Since I started my Practical Archivist blog back in 2005, I’ve spent a lot of time encouraging and helping people to ditch their photo clutter.  So far, I’ve focused on the shoeboxes and envelopes and drawers filled with photo clutter from the 60s-70s-80s and 90s. Now I’ve made it my goal to get you to […]

How I Discovered ioSafe External Hard Drives The first time I ever even heard of such a thing as a waterproof and fireproof external hard drive was in an article called  Beyond organizing: storing and preserving those precious photos and videos by Omar Gallaga of  Digital Savant. Since I was interviewed for the piece, Omar […]

Genealogists and family historians have swapped ancestor photos for as long as photography has been around. These days, it’s easier than ever to scan and share photos. But what can you do if your cousin sends you scans that look terrible? Becca has that problem, and she turned to The Practical Archivist for help. Hi […]