HEIF or JPG

What the HEIF Happened to JPG?

Apple’s latest bombshell is a whole new image format and you may already be using it. HEIF stands for High Efficiency Image File and it replaces the JPG format in iOS 11. Where did this come from? Apple adopted it as a better way to save ever more complex images from iPhones, beginning with iOS […]

custom holiday ornaments

Love holiday traditions? Here’s a great one!

We all have them – those meaningful family traditions that we replicate each Christmas season. Maybe it’s watching the big game together, baking from family recipes, decorating the tree or driving through the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights. When my children were younger, I used to dress them in matching holiday themed pajamas and […]

Metal Has Made It.

Metal Has Made It

Metal Has Made It Aluminum ain’t just for Apple anymore. Here’s why metal prints have caught on as the new medium of choice for paper warry photo printers. The dye sublimation process fuses pigment directly into the surface of coated metal, creating depth and intense color saturation. Archival inks heated to over 400 degrees are […]

Video is Everywhere. Transfer, Edit, Share.

With a little fear and sadness, the last post was a reminder that we all have valuable old movies growing obsolete and inaccessible in our memory archives. Here’s how to have them transferred and, more importantly, what to do then. This is often the most daunting part because it raises a lot of questions. Where […]

Video is everywhere.Where's yours?

Video is Everywhere.Where’s Yours?

Video is Everywhere. Where’s Yours? When a dear friend recently lost her father, she poured her grief into the preparation of the memorial slide show. As the family’s unofficial keeper of memories, she already had access to their photo collections. Her passion for photography and archiving had equipped her well for the task but she […]

Printing for young memories

Printing for Young Memories

When you think back to your surroundings growing up; your bedroom, living room, what do you remember? The furniture? The patterns on the walls and floor? I remember photos. Some of them probably still hang in a hallway in my parents’ house. They are my family. Me, grandparents, cousins. I wouldn’t have forgotten about those […]

now is the best time to scan old negatives

Now is the best time to scan old negatives

Now Is The Best Time To Scan Old Negatives Of the three types of old photo media that many of us have stashed away, negatives are the most often overlooked.  Prints and slides can be viewed relatively easily but because negatives are reversals and they’re so small, it can be hard to determine what’s on […]