Monday, June 18, 2012

Preserve Your Memories

If you're like me, you've got lots of pictures you've taken over the years.  Precious pictures of your kids when they were babies, vacation pictures, wedding pictures - your entire life in pictures.  The entire bottom shelf of one of my bookshelves is photo albums.  And then I started using digital cameras.

Those digital images are fairly easy to back up, either by burning them to CD or DVD and/or uploading them and storing them online.  The hardest part about it is making sure I actually do it.  Those old photos, and the few videos we have, are a bit harder to preserve.  Counting on being able to grab an entire shelf of photo albums should we ever have a house fire or some other disaster - like the tornado that went through our neighborhood 2 years ago - is really not a good plan for preserving those memories.  I do have all the negatives in two shoe boxes, which might be easier to grab in case of emergency, but still not the best plan.

The best plan for preserving those irreplaceable baby pictures would be to convert them (or have them converted) to digital.  For the best quality, I'd say using a service like would be the best - and the easiest.  All you have to do is place your order online, ship it to them, and they'll do all the rest.  They individually inspect and clean each picture and then scan them with the highest quality equipment.  Once scanned they'll even edit each image, including cropping, rotation, color correction and red-eye removal.  Then they'll burn them to CD or DVD and send them to you, along with all your originals.  They'll also archive them online where they'll be stored and protected forever.  They'll also be a whole lot easier to enjoy and share.

Besides photo conversion, they also offer negative and slide conversion as well as video and 8mm film conversion and many other services.  Your photos and videos are full of precious, irreplaceable memories.  Check out what can do to help you preserve those memories.