What’s the best way to archive your photos: paper or digital?
If you’re like most of us, you have shoeboxes overflowing with printed photos in addition to computer folders stuffed with digital pics. Granted, not every last photo of the local zoo’s giraffe will hold lasting meaning for your progeny—but hidden inside those shoeboxes and folders are some gems packed with memories you want to hold onto forever. So what’s the best way to keep those memories: digital or paper?
The truth is, shoeboxes and overcrowded computer folders (surprise!) are not the best way to preserve your cherished memories. Albums are. Let’s say you’re visiting Aunt Ruth’s house. Are you going to start up her ancient PC and go to the My Pictures folder? Are you going to pull the photo box from underneath the dry-cleaning receipts and recipes for canned rhubarb? Or are you going to pick up the album on the coffee table and start leafing through it? Yeah. We thought so.
It’s not just a matter of personal taste, though. Studies have shown that printed material leaves a deeper emotional impact on the brain than images onscreen. Turns out, if you want someone to remember your image, you’ll have better luck if it’s in printed form. And a printed photo is often only a clue to the story; it only becomes powerful when it’s paired with words, as in a scrapbook page.
Still, digital has its advantages. Digital photos are easy to back up online, making them safe from fire or flood. And digital photos are easy to share, whether through email, blog, or social media sites.
Because we recognize the importance of archiving your memories in albums, we produce beautiful 12" x 12" custom prints of your Studio J® layouts. When you pair your digital photos with the stories behind them, then print them and place them in your albums, you’ve created a keepsake to be treasured for generations.
And if you want to share those memories right now, just become a Studio J member for access to JPG files of each layout you order. You’ll receive a web-ready version ready to send through cyberspace as well as a high-resolution, printable copy of your layout you can use to back up your printed version in case anything ever happens to it.
Paper or digital? Why choose? With Studio J, you get the best of both worlds. Enter Studio J now to find out how easy it is to get your memories out of the computer folder and into your albums.