- Pixmonix scanned each image using both the TIFF and JPEG format.
- The scan properties were slides at 2,000dpi and prints at 600dpi.
- We set up a naming system – slscan_00001 or imgscan_00001 depending on whether the scan was a slide or a print. The scans were numbered consecutively. Suggestion – a naming system is similar to a record identification number (RIN) in that it is a number that identifies your source and can be easily found with an index. Determine where your images are from (your camera, slides, prints, albums, cell phones, other people’s cameras, online databases, etc.) and identify them accordingly. Don’t rename images or set up too many image types – this number is simply used to find your digital images – especially if you have made or will make copies for others.
- We made a conscious decision not to sort the slides and prints prior to scanning. We determined it would involve too much effort that would then be duplicated once we uploaded the images to a photo organizing software program. With over 13,000 scans this was clearly the right decision.
- We reviewed the scanned images online and were able to approve each batch (or ask for additional correction) before they were burned to DVD.
- We ordered archival quality binder coversets and slide storage pages as well as storage boxes for the prints.
- Pixmonix filed the slides in 8 binders
- Pixmonix burned and filed the DVDs and printed contact sheets (thumbnail views of the slides and prints) in 1 binder
- We gave the prints to interested siblings and filed older family prints (my grandmother’s photos) in 2 boxes.
|Our After Photo System - 9 Volume Keough Family Album|
(More compact indeed than 85 carousels!)
|Slides are in consecutive numerical order |
sorted in archival quality protective sheets
|Gold Quality DVDs of TIFFs & JPEGs and Contact Sheets|
|Contact Sheets (with thumbnail views showing |
consecutive scanned image numbers
- My sister and I burned the jpegs to DVD (a 4 volume set) and made a set for my parents as well as each of our siblings – this was a family Christmas present in 2008 and we now have plenty of backups spread around the country!
|Our 4 Volume Keough Family Slides - Through the Years|
(Notice the Bow on the DVD & Christmas Red Covers)