There have been no blog posts for a few days but I have been beavering away in the background.
In my earlier post I mentioned that I was not ready to attack the large box of photos. That resolve did not last for long and I decided that I needed to work on those as well as the digital files. So, I began scanning. This did not turn out to be as onerous as I had originally imagined. The reason for this was that many of the hard copies in the box had, in fact, actually already been scanned. Nevertheless, it meant that I needed to cross-check every photograph to ensure that it had been scanned and do those that had not previously been scanned.
Therefore, I am excited to report that all of my photos are now scanned and saved on the computer. I still have a long way to go before I can declare that this project is finished. The next stage is to work on culling any duplicates or poor quality images. Once I have a curated collection for a particular folder they will then be numbered and named according the convention I have deemed suitable to ensure that the preferred sequence is maintained.
The last couple of weeks have been a bit testing as the various piles of photos took over the desk, the end of the kitchen bench and even some of the floor of the study.
One of the real highlights of this project has been the re-discovery of forgotten or rarely seen images.