RealSimple’s tip of the day is How to Organize Your Digital Photos.

The article discusses ways to upload and share images via online digital albums. There are, of course, many more options than the ones suggested in this piece.

Print your digitals. Hands-down the single easiest thing you can do to extend the life of your photos. It’s so cheap these days that there’s really no excuse not to. And unlike the days of film, you don’t have to pay for the bad shots. Such a deal.

Where should you send your digitals to be printed? The same place you used to send your film. If your trusted local photo shop is long gone, you’ll have to pick a mail order service. I’ve never used the mail order ones, so I don’t have much to say about it.

Got an online digital provider that you love? Share your great find by posting a link in the comments section, below.
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Tim Tom April 26, 2009 at 11:01 pm

I just did an interesting find for those of all who need their old printed photo’s digitized:
http://www.scandigital.comRead the article on coolbusinessideas.com:
http://www.coolbusinessideas.com/archives/preserving_old_memories.htmlSounds to me very interesting, but I personally didn’t use it (yet).

Lee April 18, 2007 at 10:45 am

Another Shutterfly fan here. I’ve not been disappointed by an order yet, and I love that I have the option of adding a label/inscription to the back of the photo at the time of printing.

Barbara April 17, 2007 at 3:44 pm

Kodakgallery.com has done well with my prints. I love having them mailed directly to my home.

Amanda Shertzer April 15, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Shutterfly.com has been great for me. I get prints of my 8 month old regularly and share extras with my family.

Amanda
DeadFred.com
http://www.deadfred.com

Trevira April 15, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Hi Sally, I’ve recently discovered your blog and its become a regular stop-off for me. I’ve collected photographs for years but my storage methods are deplorable. Your blog has inspired me to do as much as I can to ensure my collection survives me.

As for digital printing – I’m a UK resident so this might not be so helpful for you, but I’ve had some digital photographs printed by Photobox recently and the service and quality was terrific. I placed my order one afternoon and was surprised to receive the prints promptly by the next morning’s post.

However, I included some scans of old family photographs and these came out rather ‘muddy’ and indistinct despite the large file sizes and minimal correction. This might well be my fault for poor scanning skills but its worth pointing out.

The colour prints from my own camera were crisp and vivid and I’m thrilled with them.

And I have no professional or personal connection to Photobox so you can consider this an impartial endorsement!

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