Why You Need to Digitize Photos and Preserve Them for Future Generations

digitize photosWhy and How to Digitize Photos For Future Generations. It’s This Easy

As technology continues to advance, the way in which we preserve our history is also changing. From cave drawings to oil paintings and from print photos to Snapchat selfies, it’s important for us to now digitize photos in order to keep them safe for future generations.

But if you need a few reasons why it’s important to digitize photos before it’s too late, then consider the following:

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Print photos will eventually succumb to the elements


Unless you have your print photos stored in acid-free, archival-quality storage containers and kept in a temperature-controlled room away from sunlight, then your photos are at risk of getting destroyed by the elements. Of course, we definitely recommend doing everything you can to keep your print photos safe, but digitizing them is the only way to truly protect them from the elements.

No one wants to inherit a box of mystery

From the many customer interviews we’ve conducted, numerous people have expressed that when they inherited boxes of old print photos, they initially had no idea what to do with them. On top of that, they’re often left with many unanswered questions: Who are the unfamiliar faces in these pictures? Where were they taken? What were the stories behind the laughter and smiles?

It’s imperative to make sure your next of kin is not left with a box filled with mysteries. In order to help them preserve your family’s history, it’s imperative to digitize photos and organize them by date, event, or place. You can also add descriptions and tags to each photo so future generations have some context with each and every picture.

Future generations will be living in a digital world

With virtual and augmented reality increasing in popularity, your kids and grandkids will be spending most of their time in a digital world. If you want to leave them with memories that will stand the test of time, then the old print photos sitting in your attic need to be digitized.

You can easily share digitized photos with the world

One of the most popular hashtags on Facebook is #tbt (aka, Throwback Thursday). This is because people love to see old pictures of their friends and family. Sharing old photos is a great way to strengthen the connections with your loved ones who may be living far away and in vastly different time zones. You can easily share a digitized photo with these connections with the click of a mouse. You can’t do this so easily with an analog photo!

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Are you ready to digitize photos and get them ready for the next generation? Contact us today to get started.

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