Shhh…can you hear what your photos are saying?

by Sally J.

in * How to ORGANIZE Your Photos, Free Articles / Blog

Keep me.
Protect me.
Share me.

Sorry to be such a tool for Kodak, but some of you are going to love it as much as I do. They turn the schmaltz up to eleven* for this one. Excellent photo montage mixing classic historic photos with “this could be your life” snapshots. The kids, of course, are killer cute. If you’re a sentimental fool like me, better have a hanky ready before they get to the part with the gentleman in the bow tie.

I think the sentiment is spot-on: “Keep me. Protect me. Share me.”

I agree except, um, just between you and me? They aren’t *all* keepers.

Lose the dreck.

The good news is you’ll know the absolute keepers when you see them because they make you feel the way this commercial is trying to make you feel. Except it will be your real life and not some Madison Avenue fantasy.

*I stole this phrase from another Kodak video on youtube. This one was created for in-house only (there is some mild swearing that would never make it onto tv). Hy-larious stuff including: “Turn down your mini-disc and power up your Newton!”

Link via Scoble.

Sally J. April 19, 2007 at 2:50 am

I would argue that now is the perfect time to lose all those prints we had no choice but to purchase. Dump them now and free up space for something worth saving.

Cricket April 16, 2007 at 4:07 pm

That’s a great video – even if it is a commercial. Kodak has always known how to tug on the old heartstrings. :-)

I appreciate your advice to print the digital photos that we consider to be “keepers.” I think the real advantage of digital cameras is that they let us be picky about which ones we *do* want to print…and which ones can just be deleted.

I love your blog — keep up the great work!


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