As daunting a task as digitizing photos may be, it’s only the beginning of your digital odyssey. Prior to digitization, it’s ideal to gather pictures into logical groups, like months or years, depending on your preference. When scanned, put the images in folders or create a naming scheme to organize into those logical groups. This will be make the organization process marginally easier than just looking at a long list of file names or thumbnail images.
You may not always remember every detail from 10 years ago but if you have a digital photo back up plan you will be able to rest easy. Backing up your digital photos is one of the most important things you can do to preserve these memories. Each photo is equally important because they each represent a precious moment frozen in time. Digital copies protect them from being lost due to any kind of disaster striking - whether it be a natural disaster or a computer failure. Although backing up photos on your own can be tedious, there are online services that create automatic back ups and digital copies - saving you both time and the trouble of remembering to create backups.