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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Number 5: Update my photo albums


Since 1999, I have kept a photo album for every year. It used to be really easy back in the days of film. I would get a roll of film developed in 4X6 glossy and slide the pictures in order into a photo album. This way my photos were always accessible and organized. Since I've gotten a digital camera, this task has gotten more difficult. Now I have to sort through all my photos, upload them to a photo printing site (I use Snapfish), then have them printed and shipped. The last time that I had taken the time to have any of my photos printed was the summer of 2009.

I've been working on sorting the photos and uploading for a couple of months, but really wanted to wait until I could finish 2010 before I placed the order. The shipping costs are the about a third of the cost so I figure I might as well just ship as many at once as possible. I ended up printing about 900 photos for about $85, plus shipping which was another $35 or so. I had the second half of 2009 to finish and all of 2010. I also printed many extra photos to share with other people, put in frames, or add to Avery's school memories book. As of now, the photo albums are caught up, but of course they're still 2011 to get around to.

2 comments:

each day an adventure in alaska said...

i know what you mean about the changes post film. used to be so organized, now i've not really gotten a system together. still like to hold an album and look through pictures the old fashioned way sometimes!

Tamara said...

I haven't printed pictures in ages. We started scrapbooks when Andrew was born, but...well, you know me and follow-through. I suck.