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Posted on September 21 at 2:34 p.m.
These are GREAT suggestions for preserving the physical prints for your own use in your own home.
We should also remember though that most of the people in your photos probably don't live at home anymore. Before putting all those photos in an album, I'd recommend 'Googling' a good scanning service in your area to get your photos digitized. Loose prints are easier and more affordable to scan. Scanning will allow you to share your photos online on Facebook or Shutterfly and make birthday slideshows or photobooks for family. But most importantly it'll allow you to send a CD to your kids of their childhoods to enjoy with their families. They could then display the memories continuously on a digital frame in their living room.
At our Chicago-based firm, www.TheDigitalConvert.com, our focus is on getting your memories out of their hibernation/preservation boxes and into active use. A reliable digital backup (online especially) is a critical part of any overall preservation plan. The more copies/locations that your images exist, the less likely you are to experience loss when disaster strikes.
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