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Do you bother with photo albums/scrap books anymore? Or is digital the way to go for you?

I'm sitting on my bed with like 4 shoebox sized plastic totes of pictures. What I took over the years of kids growing up or copies of family pictures of my moms. I'm sorting and putting things that are mainly my son with of course ones of everyone in the family and making an album for him for his home. Occured to me. Maybe should do like a digital copy too? Damn I feel behind the times
DunningKruger · 56-60, M
The problem with digital is that it doesn't last. Formats change over time. Media degrades over time. In 10 years, it may be that files you create now will be unreadable. And after the tech apocalypse of 2036, there won't be any electricity available to even power up a storage device. Paper, though, while fragile, under the right conditions, can last for centuries, and even be viewable and readable.
@DunningKruger this is true and I didn't think of it like that
Newfound1 · M
@DunningKruger exactly
Barny52 · 56-60, M
Trying to sort through my digital photos now and print important ones off ,if they stay digital they will never be seen again by next generation ,, lost in old dusty computer
@Barny52 never thought of it that way
Jeephikelove · 46-50, F
I have lots of pics still in their photoshop envelopes, plus a fair sized box, when I get some free time I would love to put them in albums.
@Jeephikelove I still have lots in the original envelopes. pictures 😯
I have a digital storage safely kept in the safe. But I also print favorite shots for an album.

I’m thinking of printing some of my travel shots in wall frame size.
honestly, it doesnt hurt to have both digital and paper copies. its not a choice, you can actually have both.
@CarolinaCrushDaddy true. Was thinking of doing digital copy also
Icedsky · 46-50, M
Scrap book of SD cards and horribly mixed up files on a lap top
@Icedsky i bet that's a lot of people's
akindheart · 61-69, F
I have boxes of pictures all organized. I just can't throw them away.
@akindheart i need to organize these
Newfound1 · M
I'm concerned that we'll lose so much with everything being digital.
pdockal · 56-60, M
I did when my son was little
But I know what everyone looks like
NudasPriest · 46-50, M
I need to sort out a box of paper copies. I won't bother will albums though.
@NudasPriest i am just for my son. Well. I do have this album my mom started I will finish
I started when I was on mat leave, but not done it in yearz.
@V00doo I still have so many pictures that I need to get printed. This will cost fortune now. Will have to do a little at a time

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