Erika Thornes talks about how there are too many photos. images are stored in multiple locations. They are kept in various places, phones, portable drives, cell phones, old ipads, tablets. Erika describes how people use cloud storage like Dropbox and photo printing websites, like Shutterfly, and Costco and costco.com Images hide in lots of places. Photo can be found on the cloud or online.
- [Voiceover] The sheer quantity…of images being taken today is astounding.…More photos are being taken each year…than the number of photos ever taken on film.…That's an amazing 2.5 trillion images a year.…And it's gonna get even more extreme.…On Facebook alone, two billion photos a day are uploaded.…And we're not even counting Snapchat or Instagram…or all those photos that are being stored on our phones…that we aren't uploading.…Plus, our cameras have burst mode…and we can take multiple images pretty quickly.…My camera can fire 10 frames a second.…
I take multiples of the same shot.…You know when I'm trying to get a selfie,…I'll take two or three shots to get the perfect look.…Who am I kidding, I take more like 20 and pick the best one.…Today you can get a 128 gigabyte card…for less than 58 bucks.…It holds an astounding 16,000 photos.…I often think about that when I look…at my old rolls of film.…I would buy 35 millimeter rolls of film,…and I would splurge to get the 36-exposure film…so that I could make sure I nailed that perfect shot.…
Backup is important, but it's not enough. Using keywords and other organizational features is also important—but also not enough. A complete, long-term photo archiving strategy involves multiple techniques: identifying those shots you want to preserve for generations, and then taking the steps necessary to make that happen. In this course, photographer and family historian Erika Thornes outlines a roadmap for storing, sharing, and archiving your family's story through pictures. From culling and keywording, to backing up and producing archival prints and photo books, Erika details the steps that will make your collection of digital images accessible now and in the future.
- Getting organizing
- Culling the best images
- Saving two local copies of each photo
- Storing photos on the cloud
- Posting photos to social media
- Printing photos
- Accessing archived images easily