Do you ever think about how many photos you have on your PC? If you’re like us you’ve got lots. It’s so easy now with digital cameras and various mobile devices. Just aim and click. You suddenly find you’ve hundreds of discs or your hard drive is stuffed.
Our PC sulks every time we come back from a celebration or holiday! Oh not more photos it groans as we add more to that ever increasing mountain of photos on the hard drive. It’s no better having them on discs or memory stick Somewhere in those hundreds (may be thousands of photos!) there is a photo you want to find but can you find it! You scan lots of photos and even resort to blaming the computer, who after all is the innocent party.
Trust us it doesn’t get any easier! What happens if your PC or external hard drive crashes you’ll loose them all! You need to prune those photos and have another copy on another device. The trouble is where to start!
To start the process off you need to think about what photos we really don’t want to lose. Go through your photos and cut them down by half. Leave them and come back a few days later and half them again. These are the ones you need to make sure you keep. Send a copy to other members of the family or print them but don’t just leave them to build up on discs or PC You could use the cloud to keep them but then that encourages you to keep all of them.
If you find this too hard think about family, friends, or places which have special memories. If you were asked what special moments could you remember over the last 10.20 or even 30 years what would you say? If you were searching your family tree what photos would you like your ancestors to have? Milestones in your family’s lives or historical moments in history. Sometime the person involved is too young to understand the impact of an event. I remember reading that on September 4th 1939 a young girl had written in her diary that nothing happened today!
The challenge with online shopping is how to differentiate between low or high quality products. If you click on two sites one could be cheaper but are they the same quality? In a shop you’d pick the items up and compare them.
We believe people who complain about online shopping have either been disappointed with the quality or found hidden costs when they go to the shopping cart. We are constantly asked to confirm our price or delivery cost even though they are on the prices page. We bend over backward to ensure the customer knows exactly what they will receive. They choose the panels from the photos we send, receive an artist impression of any inscription or logo and even get a photo of their album with inscription to get confirmation before posting were possible. We do this to re-assure customers. When there is a challenge we do everything in our power to address it. We understand this isn’t the case with some companies which is a pity as it gives everyone a bad name.
Like the online florist whose bouquet of flowers you can view, but can’t enjoy the flowers fragrance. On our site you can’t experience the sweet aroma of Swamp Kauri enhanced by the Tung oil before you receive the product. The fragrance lingers in the air when you first open the box, reminiscent of that slight hint of perfume left on an article of clothing.
The biggest disadvantage online is photos don’t always reflect the quality. Wood is such a tactile product it invites you to run your hands across the surface. The silky finish just can’t be represented but perhaps one day! After all, today we see and talk to someone on the other side of the world, which would have seemed like science fiction not too long ago!
Creating an album or memory book
We expect you’ve got more photos than pages so this is a method to help you choose which to include and how to safe guard the originals
1 The original
Before you start, wherever your precious photos are currently stored, make sure you have copies stored somewhere else other than on the same medium as the originals. This includes old film originals. Scan them or have them scanned by someone with the facilities and be sure to have more than one digital copy. If you really want to be sure you could send a download to a family member so they have a copy on their PC.
You need to prune them but the trouble is where to start! Remember they are not just a random collection of photos. You’re telling a pictorial story of your wedding, babies or friends life, so choose photos which reflect this. You need to think about the pivotal moments and choose photos accordingly. Try making a pictorial collage on your computer before you start to make sure the story moves forward. Cut the number of photos by half and leave them for a few days, then half the number of photos again. If this is too hard, then focus again on those special moments while you go through your photos. This applies whether it’s a record of your babies, friends or your wedding day. You want your story to be appreciated by your family and friends for years to come.
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There are some amazing timbers from around the world. New Zealand’s Swamp Kauri is one of them Swamp Kauri Mahogany Quilted maple Swamp Kauri is one of the oldest workable timbers in the world and has been buried in swamp land for thousands … Continue reading
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