Saturday, January 23, 2010

I have a new goal...

 A few years ago, my computer crashed, along with all my digital (and scanned) photos. It made me sick to my stomach. It was expensive but I hired someone to get my files back. Since then I have been trting to decide the best way to store my photos and not keep 6000 + on my computer (its just so handy though..)

I had decided that  the easiest and cheapest way is just to make your own CD/DVD/s of everything. Several of my techno mac geek design friends did it this way also. (I would also like a cyberspace backup but I don't want to depend on that totally.)

I found this photo today of how one organized mom (from Real Simple) stores her digital photos. A great photo always motivates me. So.....this is how I want my photo storage to be/look like!

She color codes the disks ; blue= trips,  yellow, parties etc.  I wouldn't get crazy here. I think I'll just date them and list the contents. I do like how she divides the years with empty disks sitting vertical instead of horizontal though.   I LOVE this!


The Purds said...

you motivate me Lorna! Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us wannabe's!

Penny Hughes, Personal Publishing Consultant said...

You should have them digitally stored on your own Heritage Makers account -- They'll never get lost, burned or ruined!