rocklobster7413 0 Posted March 16, 2011 Share Posted March 16, 2011 Hello, my fellow Evernote users. Okay, that sounded a bit silly. Anyway, to the point. I need some suggestions on a major project I am about to undertake.I have pictures of my family, including my parents when they were toddlers in 1935/36. I have family photos from all over the many places we lived and all siblings (four) are equally included, plus parents. Some relatives are included, though, we lived overseas for much of our childhood. I also have photos from my brothers' (two) families, plus my older sister. I have tons of photos of me scuba diving, jumping from planes, producing major concerts, plus, many shots of my friends as we traveled and now from our second home in Costa Rica.I am speaking of, most likely up to 1,000 photos. I have come up with a few ways I can handle this:1) just scan everything as it comes up, save it to a 2 Terabyte storage system, plus, back them up on DVDs, which will be stored at my bank. Then, when complete, I would use my Mind Map program to work out the best way to let my family see these images and have THEM, each of them, decide what they are after. What will they really use, with the knowledge that much more information is safe.I could then design and set up these "albums."2) same as above, but, I get them the images they want, but, they design and create the photo album of their design, keeping me out of that part. I basically supply the material I have, from there, I can narrow down what I send them and off they go.3) I decide how to divide up these images, understanding that one image may be important to a number of family members. I don't like this one very much, for, however I decide what belong where I will be incorrect.Ideas on that part? I am leaning to number 2.Next and last series of questions:1) in all of the scenarios above, I have myself copying photos of all types onto DVDs, then backing them up. However, this allows NO real input from anyone should I need some help. Just a fact. Though, I could give them an address to my Infrant server, which I am using in RAID configuration for back-ups of everything.2) I could do the most basic of breaking down of the images, e.g. a photo has my mom, my day, and my sister in the shot. That can be put into four categories, my father, my mother, my sister, or family images.I could do this on Evernote, though, it would take up a lot of space. Now, I have plenty of space left. With only just under 2,000 notes, I am at such a low monthly average, I could make a number of notebooks available to family members, hoping to get them to join the premium version, and then allow them to tell their story of what they remember of the image at hand. I suspect that between us four siblings, plus my mom (the greatest dad has passed), I would find a variety of stories, from different perspectives.Then, I could take the images, put them in a very simple format, latest images first, earliest images last. I would then have it made into a simple, though, not too inexpensive I fear, book. Sure, I could build a movie to do this, but, what a great family book for everyone. I would leave pages so that they could enter new thoughts. Plus, if they have the premium Evernote, they can start their own notebooks, then share them with us, as a new chapter to the book, should they wish to do so. If not, all is fine.Question: would the approach of using Evernote and notebooks just kill the program on my end by making to in information heavy with all of the photos? NOTE: The photos in the Evernote notebooks, would NOT be the size of the images I would have on disk when people have decided how they would like to proceed.Can you tell me if I am in the wrong program for such a project? Any other ideas?I have the feeling that I have collected so much information on so many subjects that I don't go and review what I have as often as I would like to do so. It is daunting, other than it is one of the best tools when one has a long and tough medical battle. All of my records, including reports, images, even audio interviews are on my notebook about my 6 year journey with a nasty cancer. But, there is so much that I will never need, yet, I will also never deleted it, for then we all understand that I would need that information.Thank you for any assistance you can offer me. All the best,Stephen Careystephen@stephencarey.comwww.stephencarey.netwww.stephencarey.com Both of these are over due by weeks for updates. But, trust me, please, I am getting there and I bet you will like what you see and read. Thank you. Link to comment
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