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A Treasure Trove of Photos - Part 2
Posted On 11/05/2020 23:54:09 by yourchoice

When I was writing my latest blog, sharing my passion for photos and photography, my mind was all over the place. Why am I so hooked on photos? Are others in my family just as 'hooked' on photos? Has my love of photos opened other avenues of interest for me? I decided that if I included everything that I wanted to say, the blog would be too long, and it would be boring. But it is hard to keep me quiet!!!!!

For me, my photos are my version of a personal journal. I never kept a diary or wrote a journal, and writing blogs were something that I started here on NOTH a number of years ago. I enjoyed reading blogs written by others, and decided to give it a try. Having my parents' photo albums, well organized and carefully mounted on black pages and protected in hard cover albums, I am willing to share copies with relatives, some who had very few photos and live on the other side of the globe. I kept trying to figure out the easiest way to share a lot of photos. A couple of years ago, I learned about software and associated website that is a great tool. It is a Photo Scan App by Photomyne. The app installs on a cell phone, and  it scans multiple photos, crops them, and saves them in individuals files. It can also store the photos online, and create links to share with others. It will even colorize the vintage black and white photos that have been scanned.  It has more tools than Google Chrome, and it is economical. 

There is no need to remember how to hand-color photos now, but I still have samples of what I did when I was in high school. I also have our own studio wedding photo that I colored, in a glass frame displayed in our living room. Photos now can be colored with computer software, and I'm trying to learn it now. Not too good at it yet, but it certainly has occupied my time during this pandemic. A personal friend, who knows that I once could do photo restoration when I first started working on computers, invited me to join a closed group on 'the other' social media, and help with the challenges being posted on their group. People are welcome to post photos that need repairs... some damaged by a flood, some torn, some discolored by age, and many other requests. The only payments required are 'please' and 'thank you' to the artist who did the repairing. The 'artists' just do it because they enjoy doing it! I had to learn new software because my software (CorelDraw) was so old, it doesn't work on Windows 10. I'm not going to tackle PhotoShop, but there are great tools available online that can be tried before purchasing it.

I am so thankful for this challenge this year... I certainly haven't been bored!

Tags: Photos Hobby



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11/11/2020 23:59:57


texasjane wrote:

I have had more fun reading your wonderful blog.  Silly me, I have been writing and writing.  You wanted pictures.... Oh, now you tell me.  I hope you feel this with heart felt warmth.  I miss your comments on my blogs but sure enjoy reading yours.  Thank you so much for sharing so much.

Thanks for your comments... I've been flying a bit 'under the radar' but things are improving! I've been trying to catch up on household 'duties' which seem to interrupt my fun times with my computer. It won't last long... but sometime the 'gotta do' stuff gets to be annoying!!!



11/11/2020 20:10:45

I have had more fun reading your wonderful blog.  Silly me, I have been writing and writing.  You wanted pictures.... Oh, now you tell me.  I hope you feel this with heart felt warmth.  I miss your comments on my blogs but sure enjoy reading yours.  Thank you so much for sharing so much.



11/08/2020 21:34:59


Altara3 wrote:

I've always been the 'photographer' for my family, & I have many 'hard copy' photo albums.   But I don't have the energy/talent to 'fix' photos like you do, Mona! That's fantastic. Keep up the good work!  I've always heard, and believe, that being creative--keeping your 'mind' busy--is the key to staying healthy as we get older. 

Thanks, Altara, for your comment... you do understand the passion for photos!!!! It is taking me longer to learn new stuff, but I enjoy the challenge, and it sure helps the time to pass more quickly, especially during the past few months. The software is so much better these days, but the directions would be easier to follow if it wasn't so 'technical'!



11/08/2020 08:52:36

I've always been the 'photographer' for my family, & I have many 'hard copy' photo albums.   But I don't have the energy/talent to 'fix' photos like you do, Mona! That's fantastic. Keep up the good work!  I've always heard, and believe, that being creative--keeping your 'mind' busy--is the key to staying healthy as we get older. 



11/07/2020 12:03:34


nightfall wrote:

THanks for the tip on Photo Scan App. My journal are my photos too. I had never kept a journal either. Like you I explored the blog format and at one time I did a lot of blogs. That was on the first social site I tried, Yahoo360. I continued after they closed on the site, Multiply. When they closed I still as you know do somewhat of a blog on blogger. I don't write many entries like I did at the sites I just mentioned. Strangely enough you would think since I retired over a year ago I would be writing lots and lots lol.

Thanks for your comments... I'm glad that I'm not the only person who is 'hooked' on photos. These days, I've had fun sending 'old' photos to friends to remind them that they were once young and fun-loving! A good reminder during these "cranky" times!



11/06/2020 13:35:40

THanks for the tip on Photo Scan App. My journal are my photos too. I had never kept a journal either. Like you I explored the blog format and at one time I did a lot of blogs. That was on the first social site I tried, Yahoo360. I continued after they closed on the site, Multiply. When they closed I still as you know do somewhat of a blog on blogger. I don't write many entries like I did at the sites I just mentioned. Strangely enough you would think since I retired over a year ago I would be writing lots and lots lol.





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