from Maureen Taylor
The kids are back in school. Got a few extra minutes on your hands? Now might be a good time to label all those summer photos before they remain unidentified for the great-grandchild to puzzle over.
If you print your digital pictures, use a black marker labeled that it is safe for pictures. Look for specific terms such as odorless (when dry) quick drying, water resistant, and light fast. One such product is a Zig marker, available at scrapbook supply stores, craft outlets, and even office supply stores like Staples. â€œCreating Keepsakes,â€ a scrapbook magazine, offers a list of pens and pencils that their preservation advisors gave the okay to on their website.
Donâ€™t use these markers on your heritage photos. Purchase instead a very soft lead art pencil..
If your digital images are sitting on your hard drive and need captions. Use your photo organizing software, such as Googleâ€™s free download Picasa, or download the free Foto Tagger. You wonâ€™t believe what you can do with these tools!
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