Since I pulled out my box of photos for this it's been sitting (purposefully*) in the middle of the office floor. I did a minor sort last weekend - culled some double ups, and sorted the loose photos into envelopes and some semblance of order.
But now it's time to bring out the big guns and do a major sort, cull and label (which is where the stickers come in). It's a job I've only been meaning to do for 10 years or so (which, unfortunately is going to make dating some of them a pain in the proverbial)
I was thinking of scanning the photos I wanted to keep and binning the originals (while keeping the negatives) but I know I've already had one round of data loss when I bought a laptop that didn't have a floppy drive and a pile of stuff I had was saved on floppies. So I think keeping the original photos is the way to go.
So now I need to decide how to sort the photos I want to keep.
* By when they were taken?
* By who's in them and what they're about?
* Or a mixture of both?
Is it more important, for instance, to have all my 30th birthday pictures together? Or all the photos of one particular friend together, no matter when they were taken? Maybe I should scan the photos after all, tag them with tags for both options and just keep the prints together in the top cupboard as backup?
So here's a question for you, my wise and thoughtful reader:
Assuming you don't keep your print photos stuffed higgledy-piggledy in a cardboard box, how do you deal with them?
And speaking of stuffed, look at the size of the courgette I was presented by a dinner guest last night!It's a good thing I like courgettes....
(*Using the theory that if I trip over it constantly I'll get pissed off enough to do something with it)