Did you know? “The research firm IDC recently released a study that shows consumers take approximately 266 million photos each day or about 97 billion each year. The problem with all this is the fact most of these photos rarely go beyond the device used to capture them. The sharing of these memories is often times limited to a fleeting Facebook post.”
With that thought alone I was excited to read Fleeting to Forever: Enjoying & Preserving Your Digital Photos and Videos by Mike McEnaney and Greg Scoblete. The book explains the importance of storing, organizing, printing and displaying your precious photos.
I know that we haven’t officially printed any photos since 2009!! YIKES! That’s a long time ago. What would happen if our hard-drive crashed? We’d loose all those memories. I do know we are finally getting our photos organized by date and event. This book is helping with more ideas and making the process easier. They include services that can help you, prices range from $0-$100’s, just depends on your budget, needs and time.
This book also gives great ideas for printing and displaying your family memories. They share services they have used and recommend. One way we are starting is by creating photobooks. One for each year and possibly creating one for each school year as well.
I really loved this book. I “bookmarked” several ideas in it. There was some stuff in there that I thought was common sense but maybe that is just me. But there was a TONS of information I never thought of or heard of that is helping us get more organized. With baby number 3 on the way. now is the time to finally get caught up on our photos and ensuring they will be seen and around for many many years.
This book is for EVERYONE! We are all at fault of snapping photos and leaving them on our camera/phones or on our computers. One of my favorite memories as a kid was flipping through our photo albums, I hope my kids can have this same memory.
**So, is anyone else guilty of snapping photos and then not printing them? Or is it just me?**