Paul just blogged about all of our scanning here…
Overall, this is a very daunting and time consuming task (scanning and touching up hundreds of images) but it’s also very therapeutic. However, I have to admit that I’m sorry that I didn’t do a lot of this sooner. I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed going through thousands of photos – triaging them down to: scenery that I don’t care about, people I can’t recognize, and the most important – stuff I really care about.
Once I got the piles down to more manageable sizes, I scanned 5-6 photos at a time (on a very reasonable (< $150) HP flatbed scanner). Once scanning, I’ve been separating them and then tweaking them in Elements. I’ve spent many, many, many hours doing it – but I’m really enjoying seeing things I did (many have me in them as a baby/child) and/or things my Father/family has done. It’s really something that I wish I had done while my Father was still alive but at least I’m able to do it now. Maybe a good thing to think about as we all approach Memorial Day!
Speaking of Memorial Day – my Grandfather, a Major in the US Air Force, [Clarence] Wayne Tripp (April 3, 1922 – February 22, 1985) was a fighter pilot in WWII and also served in Korea and Vietnam. In going through all of these photos, I found one of my Grandfather that is just WONDERFUL. I thought I’d share:
Cheers to everyone,