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11/09/2006, 09:45 PM
I've been thinking about this recently, I only print the odd photo, ones that are really special, to display in a frame. I dont have any digital photos tored in a regular photo album.
Lately my 2yr old has been going through our old photos and it's been lovely to sit with her and flick through the books. I cant do this with the computer, well I can but she just wants to play games or do something else, its just not the same!
So.... do you print your digital photos and store them in a regular album? Scrapbookers excluded I cant scrapbook (dont even go there!)
We have them all backed up on cd and I know we could also put them onto dvd and play them on the tv instead but really just wondering if people do it the old fashioned way.
11/09/2006, 09:48 PM
I back up all my photos on DVDs, but I also print those which I like. I just printed more than 500 photos last week, and I need to put them in albums. I like to be able to flip through them, and also it is easier to show the albums to friends who come over, rather than turning on the computer.
11/09/2006, 09:48 PM
I do, just the best ones. I like to have a printed album of photos for both DS and DD. We didn't have a digital camera when DS was born so we did it the 'old' way (ie. film) and now that we have digital we have continued to add to his album and started one for DD. They both love looking through their photos, though DS looks even more at all the photos on the computer.
11/09/2006, 09:56 PM
Yep, I have recently gotten back into printing photos because it is just so much easier to sit with my boys and talk about what we were doing, the other people in the photo etc when you are holding a book in your hand. As a PP said, if I park my kids in front of the pc, all they want to do is play games! <_<
11/09/2006, 10:01 PM
I still keep photo albums. I've got every single digital photograph ever taken stored in various folders on my computer (even the yucky ones).
I get the good ones and the worthwhile ones printed at a photoshop and put them in photo albums.
I love flicking through my photo albums and they are great when I visit my Grandma in Victoria - who is elderly and scared of computers.
When I had my engagement party I printed out all my good photo's and made up an album with a copy of the invite, article in the newspaper announcing our engagement and all the engagement cards we got from people. Can't do that with a computer!!
Rock of Empathy
12/09/2006, 08:22 AM
I've been slack lately but I try to.
We didn't have a digital camera when Matthew was born and he has 2 & a bit albums full of photos. Ryan is our digital photo baby - he only fills a couple of pages of 1 album.
Very slack - I keep meaning to get heaps of photos printed but now I'm scared of how much it is going to cost...
12/09/2006, 08:23 AM
I print the ones I like to scrapbook.
12/09/2006, 08:27 AM
I print the ones I like best and put them in an album. Having said that I am way behind and now have two children to sort for.
I had a special album for DS with the best photo's of his first year and intend to do the same for dd.
I also have a old little photo album I let DS play with that contains odd photo's that he loves going thru.
12/09/2006, 10:23 AM
Yep we print most of them. Much easier to show people and we print extras off for relatives.
12/09/2006, 10:28 AM
Every couple of weeks i go to Kmart and get a whole bunch printed. DD has an album from birth and so does DS. I promised myself i would not 'forget' DS because that is what happened to me as a baby. I have barely any baby photos...
I love having photo albums! It is just not the same as on the PC.
I would be suprised if people don't print them. i thought that is what photos were all about lol
12/09/2006, 10:29 AM
with over 5000 pics on my comp i think i will just print of the ones i really like , it would cost me $1000 to print.
12/09/2006, 10:32 AM
No I don't print them. I never look at my 'real' photo albums anyway so it would be a bit pointless. I have Picasa set up on my laptop and the laptops always on so I look at photos that way. It would be a huge waste of money to print all of them IMO. I have printed off a couple of special ones to display though.
Printing is on my 'to do ' list. I bought a high end colour printer thinking I would print them all up and get back into photography at the same time, but even at max camera resolution (4.1 mega pix camera) the printer keeps telling me they will be printed at less than ideal resolution, so I have only done about a dozen (admittedly they look Ok). Then when I want to crop and enlarge, of course you lose more resolution, so I'm kicking myself for not using my SLR standad film camera for a series of monthly baby shots instead of the digital.
As handy as the digital is, in the long run I think the old method produces much better quality prints that will last for tens of years longer than a printed digital image. You just have to be prepared to waste lots of shots to get those few good ones.
12/09/2006, 10:56 AM
Definitely print all and stick in an album! I delete crap photo's.
12/09/2006, 10:59 AM
Each of my kids have their own album, with birth memories in them, intimate pictures the days following each birth, birth story, learning to walk, first word, first Christmas....
You get the idea!
My most treasured pictures are hung around my home. Just sitting here, I can count 2 4x6 storyboards, 7 single framed pictures, all different sizes, and a casting of Cooper & Mia's hands with a picture in the middle.
I have pictures hanging all through my house, in every room!
My Mum doesn't have any albums, so I took a box of 21 year old memories and 4 kids ( over 1,000 pictures!) and made her an album. There were some GREAT memories there that need to be looked after.
12/09/2006, 11:09 AM
I take a roll of b&w film with my SLR every month and put them into albums.
Then with digital photos i print out everything except the really dodgy and put them into separate albums for each child!
I love photos and nothing beats sitting and flicking through the albums!
12/09/2006, 11:35 AM
i print out all the photo's of my DD and store them in a book.
one main reason is i dont have ANY photo's of me as a baby at all. and i want her to have an album of when she was little
12/09/2006, 12:24 PM
How else would I give copies to doting great grandmothers?
Of course they get printed.
12/09/2006, 01:37 PM
Yep i get the best and most interested printed and ALL of the are also backed up to cd/dvd, I learnt my lesson after a cd got corrupted and i lost a whole lot of newborn photos of #4 i get them printed out as well. At least you have the hard copy if any thing happens to the disks.
12/09/2006, 07:21 PM
Yes I print. I much prefer to have the actual photo printed than having just sitting on a disk.
As handy as the digital is, in the long run I think the old method produces much better quality prints that will last for tens of years longer than a printed digital image.
I was told by a friend who works for a photo lab that digital prints are printed by exactly the same way as film and will last just as long-100 years.
Prints that you print out yourself from a kiosk or done on a computer will last 5 years because the image is printed on top of the paper, sort of like scanning. Lab prints are normal photos and so they last much loner.
We've been thinking of getting a digital camera also but are very worried about the print quality of digital images over time. Because digital is relatively new no-one can be sure of how prints will age over time. I know you all have your images on cd or dvd as well but it's not the same as having an album of photos to flick through. And what about in 100 years time when your family is looking through your stuff and they find an ancient cd/dvd of photos and don't have anything to look at them on because no-one thought to transfer them into the latest technology's format?????
Seems I'll be sticking to my traditional SLR photos until someone can put my mind at ease.......
12/09/2006, 09:23 PM
I print the digital photos ( at the photo shop!). I am up to album #5 of DD1 (200 photos in each) and #2 of Dd2. I love looking through them. It never occurred to me not to print them.
I print the best ones and put in an album. The rest are on my PC and backed up to CD irregularly
I like the idea of putting them on a DVD and making it really fancy, but really who has the time?
12/09/2006, 09:43 PM
I print my own digital photos. I develop my own black and whites. I use the photoshop if I need things blowing up or it's colour/slide film.
When we were travelling we made a DVD each month to send back to Australia with a slideshow on it so everyone could see what we were getting up to and where we'd been. The oldies loved it!
Printed photos we store the best ones in albums with the a piece of tissue for protection. We have pin up boards around the house where the 'capture the moment well, but rubbish photos' get stuck up.
I will only print the good digital photos. I don't even save the others (am I bad?). I don't keep the film prints or slides I don't think are good unless they are of something special or for memrobilia. I store negatives in an album, slides in a slide file and digitals on CD or DVD.
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