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Ahhhh...fall has finally arrived in central Arkansas! Looking forward to a great weekend!
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"Sunset at Cranfield Campground"
Location:  Lake Norfork, AR
Date:  July 19, 2013

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"Sunset on Petit Jean Mtn."
Location: Petit Jean State Park, AR
Date: July 15, 2013

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Peaches and cream corn, blackberries, and banana bread ... a great haul at the Conway Farmer's Market!
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Good morning everyone!  I'm facing a mountain of boxes full of old family photographs that I'd like to digitize.  This will be a very large project as I have photos of my immediate family as well as documents and related items going back several generations.

Does anyone have a recommendation for how to best do this?  I have both a great flatbed scanner and digital camera, so both are feasible to use.  I appreciate your input!!!
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I have my mother's album as well as what I have photographed since the 1960s. I use this as a filename: YearMonthDate Event PersonNumber.

This gives me 19750307 birthday David Delgadillo01, 19750307 birthday David Delgadillo02, etc.

All are saved to "decade" folders and "year" subfolders within. Since I have lightroom, that will be my catalog and search software.

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Ah...enjoying lunch on the screened porch! Welcome Spring!
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"Sunset over Lake Norfork, AR"
Location:  Lake Norfork, AR
Date: July 19, 2013

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"One Last Cast"
Location: Lake Norfork, AR
Date: July 19, 2013

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Good morning everyone!  I'm facing a mountain of boxes full of old family photographs that I'd like to digitize.  This will be a very large project as I have photos of my immediate family as well as documents and related items going back several generations.

Does anyone have a recommendation for how to best do this?  I have both a great flatbed scanner and digital camera, so both are feasible to use.  I appreciate your input!!!
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+Chris Odom For mountains of boxes, use the 80:20 rule. For archival quality (e.g. if you need to make enlarged reprints) use flatbed scanner. Scan the remaining 80% with digital cam, iPhone or iPad (all have at least 5-8 Mpx cameras, and are much handier and faster). See demo of multi-scanning /automatic cropping app I posted today.
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Good morning everyone!  I'm facing a mountain of boxes full of old family photographs that I'd like to digitize.  This will be a very large project as I have photos of my immediate family as well as documents and related items going back several generations.

Does anyone have a recommendation for how to best do this?  I have both a great flatbed scanner and digital camera, so both are feasible to use.  I appreciate your input!!!
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+Chris Odom You can reduce the time and effort considerably by sorting the photos and documents into less & more important (80:20 rule); scan the latter with flatbed scanner and the former 80% with digital camera. You may want to save photos as JPG and documents as PDF, so if you have a smartphone with 5-8 megapixel camera, use it with appropriate photo & document scanning apps. 
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An Okie by birth, an Arkie by choice, and honored to be Uncle to 5 great kiddos.
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An Okie by birth, an Arkie by choice, and honored to be Uncle to 5 great kiddos.

In my spare free time I do genealogical research, dabble in photography, and most of all laugh & have fun with friends and family!  
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