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Enjoying a Hard Copy of Your Famicity Photo Album

While Famicity offers you a virtual place to store all your photos and memories, for many there still is nothing like having an album to hold in your hands and flip through.  So with this in mind, here are some things to remember as you enjoy a hard copy of the photos you have on Famicity. Have some photo albums half finished, pictures in boxes, pictures on your phone, your computer, CDs and hard drives? Even after you scan and upload everything to Famicity, you still have the hard copies, so why not organize them into albums?


Of course, everyone has their own method. I will introduce one that suits me best and that is best for my family. But remember, albums are meant to be a reflection of you and your family, so please give your thoughts and ideas in the comments below the article.

For now, let’s focus on paper photos and photo albums, we’ll talk about digital photo albums in a future article.

First step: storage


Go through all the photos you have in storage and organize them into groups- family members is a good way to do this or my year or special event. Whatever works best for you. just sort through everything so you have a better idea of what you have to work with.

This first step allows you to sort. Some pictures were not of interest, so those can be set aside or kept in a box. But the ones of the important moments and special members of the family are the ones that deserve a special place in an album. This stage is important because it allows for an initial screening and know the photos that we have and how many albums may be needed. It will also let you decide if you want the albums done by year, event, family member, or a combination of these  Then it is time to move to the phase rank!

Step Two: ranking

I do not know you, but I love the photo albums. I like albums because they are easy to store convenient  to look thgouth and are best for our family. You can of course, do anything other than albums! At first, I took pictures and tried to rank them in chronological order since this what I decided would work best for the albums I had. This allowed me to go faster later on when it was ewas time to create albums. I wanted to make photo albums per person or per family, depending on the number of photos I had so for some i would have a smaller separate album just for them and hen a larger family album that went in chronological order and focused on family events rather than individual photos and moments.


Step Three: Sharing

There are many things you can do with your albums once they are made. Some of mine have been on my shelf so my son and I can go through them and look at the photos. Other albums I make and give as gifts for special occasions- like when my sister got married and when my brother graduated high school. One of my favorite albums is one I made for my father-in-law for father’s day using photos of him and my husband. Albums are a great way to save memories and they also are good to share with friends and family members!


So what have you done with photo albums lately? What are some of the best albums you have ever made? Feel free to tell us about it in the comments below!




Scanning is the hardest bit. I do it with iPhone (Pic Scanner is my fave app for automatic cropping and editing) but you can also use a handheld scanner. Tried with HP printer/scanner earlier but that was slow going.

Julia Christy

I used to really like to look at my grandma’s photo albums. You were instantly taken to a place in time that you never saw before. It is really sad to see a lot of that going away now as digital cameras and online storage is the new norm.


I still love having real, hardcopy albums for my photos. There is a different feeling when you peruse through the pictures and touch them, as opposed to just seeing them on your computer. But, I have to say I love my grandparent’s albums. Those black and white photos just transport you to the past.

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