My Photos are my Treasures

@Inlemay (17323)
South Africa
September 13, 2015 11:58am CST
Responding to some writings I have done in the past regarding all my old photos of news-paper articles of my family, I do believe that our photos are our treasures and have the ability to take us back in time with every opening of the Photograph tin lid; or the Facebook; or the Albums that are stacked high in the back of the cupboard. I have taken to scanning all my photos that I possibly can find of my past onto the computer and burning them to DISC. This way I can preserve them if they get destroyed or fade with time. I even have them stored on my Apple ICloud for in case. What precautions have you taken to make sure that your treasures are not lost?
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@valmnz (12573)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 15
I'm the other way round, I'm starting to make hard copies of some of my digital photos
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
13 Sep 15
My walls are full of memories, but then I only have a small home to have hard copies all over the place.
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Sep 15
I have some photos on my Dropbox, and some are still in hard copy. I hope not to lose them, but I doubt I will ever get them so organized as you have.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
14 Sep 15
I am only better organised because I have them in labeled tins as well. We have days that we sit with the REAL photos and have a laugh a minute at the strange things we take photos of . . . and the hairstyles
@sueznewz2 (9331)
• Alicante, Spain
13 Sep 15
I have done the same as you backed them up on a hard drive and scanned all my pre digital photos.... I look at them quite often....
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
13 Sep 15
I have them as my screen saver that rolls all day long. like a flapping page of a photo album
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@sueznewz2 (9331)
• Alicante, Spain
13 Sep 15
@Inlemay I have that same feature but only turn it on occasionallyas my computer is a bit old and has a small amount of memory...plus I used to find I was not getting much done as I sat watching the photos scroll across the screen...lol's
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
13 Sep 15
@sueznewz2 That happens often with me. The I get searching for more photos. How do you get the smilie faces??
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@LadyDuck (118227)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
I am also in the processing of scanning all the old photos and even the slides that my husband loved to take during all those years of marriage. It's a long process.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
14 Sep 15
The longer we wait the longer the process - good luck and how is the painting going?
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@LadyDuck (118227)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
@Inlemay The painting is drying, my back is hurting, but I am happy when I look at the result.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
14 Sep 15
@LadyDuck then that is all that matters - mission accomplished - that can be your next post
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
14 Sep 15
I agree that photos are treasures. They are also memories. But I haven't gone so far as to scan older photos and put them in the computer. That would take a heck of a lot of time and I really have better things to do.
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Sep 15
So far I haven't taken any. That's something I really need to work on.
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@Suzzycue (17)
• Stratford, Ontario
13 Sep 15
I also have made cds of my digital photos. My family photos are history to me.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21242)
• United States
13 Sep 15
My photographs are also a treasure to me.
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13 Sep 15
I have taken pictures of them (using camera) & stored in my hard drive and DVDs. Don't have a scanner
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