In this lesson, we look at how to handle our digital photos and digitize our memories.
We want to simplify our digital life. Obviously, memories, keepsakes, and photos are a part of that. A lot of us take photos and they are scattered across our devices over time.
Have some online service to keep everything in sync so you don’t have to worry about which device they are on. Recently, I have been using Google Photos. There might be some concerns with privacy for some people using Google, but honestly, I haven’t found a problem with privacy with Google when it comes to photos. Yes, they keep it on their online servers and yes they might scan it to help their computers get better at recognizing faces and other objects. Honestly, it’s a really cool thing because if you want to search something like the beach, you can see all your Google Photos of the beach.
Google Photos is a useful service.
- I have it on my iPhone and on my computer.
- When I take photos on my iPhone, it automatically uploads to my computer.
- It is stress-free synching.
- I can also have my wife send me photos and we can share albums.
It’s not the only photo-synching service. iPhone Apple has their own Cloud Service. I’m not saying one is better than the other. I just prefer Google Photos.
- Use an online photo-synching service.
- Have them all synched.
- Delete them off your phone because they are already backed up. This saves a bunch of storage on your phone.
What about digitizing other kinds of memories?
I just back them all off into a folder where I think of as Family Storage in Dropbox.
- Scan and upload art. This can includes things like Kid’s art. I scan their artwork and store it in that folder or take pictures of it to save.
- Create Albums. You can also create albums for each family member to organize a bit more.
- Screen savers. I use family hots as screen savers to remember cool things we want to remember. You could use a digital photo album you display in your house to keep your memories alive. You could do the same thing with your computer desktop and rotate through photo folder.