I have felt in over my head with our family photos for some time now. My kids are 12 and 10 and I really haven't organized my photos in any way. I have a couple boxes full of the "old fashion" photos (produced by film) and thousands of photos on our computer from our digital camera. A few months ago, it looked like our computer crashed. I re-loaded the photos and now I have 22,000+ photos, many of which are duplicates. It's a tedious process, but last night, I deleted 5,000 duplicate photos. I plan to continue sorting through these.
I'm not too crafty and I don't have a ton of extra time, so scrap-booking doesn't feel like a good option. Should I create photo books through a service like Shutterfly? Should I do one family book per year? About how many photos should I include per year? What website do you recommend (like Shutterfly)? Can I easily scan our prints into digital photos?
We have a Mac, so we have Photo Library and Photo Library Copy. I'm really not sure the difference, but a few months ago, I got rid of the Photo Library Copy and that's when the photos were deleted....
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!