Snapshots of memories are now easy to find anywhere in the digital world. Sharing the photos and storing them online make the need for printed photos seem obsolete to some people. The truth is that some people love having physical photos to sort through in boxes or albums. Hard copies are just as special as digital ones to many people. We’ve got a few things to consider about printing your photos.
Will digital photos last forever?
Technology is always one step ahead of the consumer. The places where you store your digital photos may not be there tomorrow. You may risk losing them. Don’t you recall uploading to MySpace and Photobucket when the options were endless? These photos are tough to find nowadays. Preserving photos simply cannot be totally done with digitalization. New hard drives and file formats may throw your formats out the window.
You’re taking a hundred more photos than you did a decade ago, but you’re also in fear of losing them. You may forget you even took a few of them. Precious moments from the tiny minutes to the huge events sometimes get lost in the mix. Your photostream on social media builds and builds over some of your favorite photos. The prints of these photos are set in stone. You can frame them or put them in an album to look at forever. You know right where they are.
Tough to manage
Try scrolling through a few pages of your online storage to find one photo. It isn’t easy for everyone. We start to lose track of the photos and everything gets lost in the organization. Storing digital photos can be tricky, too. Those USB drives filled with your photos can easily get lost. The easiest thing to do is print out the photos, so you always have a copy. You can share pictures forever this way. You can also have them online. Everyone wins this way.
The future generation
Once you’re gone, your great-grandchildren won’t know how to access your social media. It will be a lot easier for them to see you in old photo albums or stored in boxes. Your photos may all be stored in places that only you have access to. It’s important that you have physical photos in your hands to show others at times. This is the best way to keep the future generations knowledgeable about their ancestors.
Everyone doesn’t use the internet
It’s a crazy concept to some people, but there are people in the world that don’t care about the internet or social media. They’ll never see your newest photos. If you don’t print the photos for these people, they’ll miss your big events.
You don’t have to just print your photos. There are other ways to preserve these snapshots in time. You can store them on multiple platforms while syncing them on all of your devices. Don’t ever just have them on one website.
Don’t forget where you’ve stored your photos. Always keep your photos updated so you don’t miss anything. You can go a step further by labeling them and putting them in a specific order. Sort these into folders, too. Always use the proper date or titles for people.
Consistency is key when it comes to storing and organizing your photos. You need them at a click of a button, so make it easy. Technology is always changing. Stay informed on all of the best and newest storage methods.
Memories are something you can pass down for generations. Make sure you have them in both digital and physical form. Your great-grandchildren will thank you.