Look at the quality of a photo. If it is the best you have save it. Save grainy photos if they are a part of your story. Erika Thornes saves bad photos if they are the only ones she has.
- [Voiceover] Quality, let's dive a little bit deeper…into quality and what makes a quality image,…and why we want to save it.…Sometimes we end up saving images…that are okay quality-wise but are an important moment.…So if this is the best photo I have of that moment,…absolutely save it.…Images like this, that are really high,…also this room was almost completely black…when I shot it,…but I'm saving it anyway.…You wonder why I'm saving this grainy photo?…Because my daughter, she did this thing…where she circled around all the time in bed.…
And so for me, this tells a big part…of our family story, something we joke about…at dinner time.…So it's not the best photo quality-wise,…but it holds an important memory for us,…so even though it's not great, it's really important.…Same with this one.…Meh. But you know, it's a traditional first house photo.…It's the first house we owned and we were moving away,…and so this was shot the day that we were pulling…out of the driveway.…So it's important for our family story,…even if it isn't the best quality photo,…
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