For the past several years I have been deeply involved in digitizing old family photos. I've worked on digitizing all the pictures we have taken since we were married, many of the photos taken during the 50 years my parents have been married and the collection of pictures my grandparents amassed during their lifetime.
The process is not an easy one. Even with technology that allows for quick work in scanning and even improving upon old photos the sheer numbers of pictures we take in families makes it a daunting task.
After about five years of effort and thousands of images later I can report some lessons learned that I'd like to share:
1. Everyone loves the old pictures. Everyone wants them. That is what makes me think old pictures are perfect as Christmas presents. Handing them over on a CD, DVD or thumb drive might not be glamorous but it is a gift that raises nothing but possibilities. Digital pictures can be printed, easily shared and put on...