Taking pictures is so useful today that we can do it anywhere, anytime with our phones and digital cameras. No need to worry about saving space to store many photo albums because we can simply store and share your photos online.
We take more photos, but we keep them less physically. Should we be worried about that?
Rollfilm is not limitless like digital photos, so every single photo we took used to be very precious.
Because of the many benefits of digital images, you may not consider printing photos. It is possible that if you are printing some photos, you will have difficulty deciding which photos to print!
However, some people appreciate having physical images, such as their grandparents who hang framed family photos, or jazz lovers who want to cover the walls of their room using Polaroids. For them, printed copies are more special.
Such a difference in attitudes makes us wonder why we are taking more and more photos these days, is it simply because they are easy or are we really proud of our memories? Do we miss anything about the old school printed pictures?
Here are some reasons why you might consider printing photos again.
We’re taking more photos but we’re also losing more of them.
As we take more and more photos, we can even forget to take them. Sometimes, when we review images on our phone, we may move over pictures that we don’t remember taking.
Ironically, many photos make us worse by remembering precious moments in our lives, when those moments led us to take pictures in the first place. This selfie you took at a dinner last week may have already sunk in transferring photos from your phone. Within a week, you are likely to have trouble searching for them, that is, if you still remember them.
On the other hand, the tracks are concrete. If there is a picture you really like (which you have printed), you can put it in a picture frame and place it on your desktop.
You can still see it even after you turn off your computer or block your smartphone. There are literally.
Not everyone we know is active on the internet or knows how to use the computer, so they can’t share our memories if we stop printing photos.
Another reason for printing photos is a good idea is that sometimes it is easy to exchange.
Think about your parents or grandparents, they are people who want to remember the time they spend with you more than others. They may not be able to handle your smartphone or computer very well, or they may not want to add them to Facebook. Either way, the pictures I took with them are important to them, and they may want to see them every day.
The more digital photos we take, the more difficult it is to manage them digitally.
In addition to losing our memories, digital images make it difficult for us to stay organized.
Although they don’t take up physical space, storing them can be more complicated than you think. For example, since your computer no longer has a floppy disk slot, there is no guarantee that future computers can continue to read DVDs or USB flash drives.
Keep in mind that technology is advancing rapidly today. Digital photos may not last forever.
Even the Internet pioneer warns us not to rely on digital photos, or else we may risk losing them forever.
Vint Cerf, an Internet parent, believes that digital information is at risk of disappearing.
That is, if you want to keep your memories, printing photos is really more reliable
If you want to keep your offline family and friends in the loop, print the photos out.
This makes sense if preserving and sharing memories is your goal to take pictures. For example, it’s easy to exchange with people who don’t use a computer or the Internet.
But in addition to printing photos, you can also try some ways to better organize your digital photos to preserve your memories.
If you don’t want to lose track of your digital photos, store them on a single platform and ensure they’re synced across different devices.
Since losing your photos is a real concern, storing them all in the same place would be a great idea. This will save you the need to remember where to go when searching for specific images. You can do this on your computer’s hard drive or in a cloud storage, etc.
But don’t forget your photos after you organize them. Check your collection regularly to make sure everything is backed up and in the correct order.
For example, if you take photos on your phone and upload them to Flickr for storage, keep updating Flickr if you have lost some last sync.
To even better organize your photos, label them and put them in order.
To better organize your photos, you can sort them into folders. Make sure your folders are correctly labeled with dates and occasions, p. Graduation Ceremony.
Try using tags like “Graduation”, “2016” and “Winter” for faster image search.
Including people’s names in photos can also be helpful, for example 02/02/2017 Birthday with Chris and Ashley.
Make sure that you are consistent with the way your folders are named over time, p. The year always comes before the month.
Finally, since technological advances are happening very quickly, it’s good to stay up-to-date with the latest storage methods. Here are several useful sites that you can follow: Lifehacker (Digital Image Section), TechRadar, Gizmodo.