Organizing my photos

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  1. textbook

    textbook TPF Noob!

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    I have lots of photos from the last seven years and i am not sure how to organize them. I have tried to put them in chronological order, is that the best way? I wrote on the the back of many of them in pencil, which I heard causes less damage. I put them in a pocket slip type album. Are the photos better protected in the sealed albums from long term exposure to the air though?

    Also, hts of photos of me and herself? Should i create two albums, one with me and her and another covering the same period without her? That way I dont have to show heow do you store your negatives, or digital discs. IS it worth it? Do you put them in the album them selves?

    Last question is I have just split up with my long term girlfriend, what is the best way to deal with the photos. I ahve so many of me and her. But maybe it isnt a good idea to show future possible girlfriends those photos, should I create two albums of both seven year periods?
     
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    ironsidephoto TPF Noob!

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    i think all these questions are going to be answered by your own preferences and opinions, not anyone else's.
     
  3. neea

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    chronological order is VERY VERY hard.
    all my pictures are film so I've made a list with film number (when they develop them they usually put little stickers on the film and the envelope), frame number and a brief description.
    I store the negatives in a fire safe box.
    I started numbering my pictures at 00001.
    I recently found page protector type things for negatives. I may make a book for them all one day.

    As for album quality.. acid free and anything scrapbooking/archival quality should keep them save.

    Hope this helps
     
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    I used to file all, negs and pics in acid free sleeves, pics were archiveed by date, + roll #, soft pencil. negswere in acid free neg sleeves, and cross ref
    all were placed in 3 ring binders and put on shelf, after shelf, after shelf after shelf..yea for digital. no just kiddin, but you do get a lot of binders happenin.
     

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