Preserving the Organization and Information of My Images

I purchased a scanner for the slides and negatives I have in my collection of family history materials. There needs to be some thought before I just start running materials through the scanner.

I don’t want to capture just what is on the slides. There’s more that I need–information on the boxes some of the slides are in and information written on the slide itself.

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I need to tie that information to the slides that were in a specific box. The box in the image contained slides of photos taken when my grandparents and I went to Nebraska in 1990. None of the slides in that box have anything written on them but I need to track which images came from the box with the “1990 Nebraska Us & Michael Trip.”

And the slides that have information written on them. I need to preserve that as well. Unfortunately not all slides are identified, but some are as shown in the image.

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Scanning the slides is important, but so is preserving the organization and identification information.

I need to organize the images in folders that match the boxes (along with including the box image). I need to pair each identified slide with the corresponding digital image.

Preserving images is about more than preserving images.

You can see the scanner I purchased for these items here.