Once your photos are processed, you file them and once in awhile backup to your external drive or create albums in the clouds. The Google+ free photo storage that comes with being a Google+ Blogger is one of the main reasons I do Google+. You can follow me on Google+ by joining my Circle of Friends on the sidebar.
The photo of my sister and me with our mother was taken in one of our favorite greenhouse's in New Braunfels. Also a photo that captured a special moment in time. Can you tell which one is me? If you could see the rest of our siblings in that Family Portrait, you would see why we were called 'The Pittman Peas In A Pod'.
Now, it is time for me to start moving these photos from the 'Box Lid and Envelopes' to the scanner for digitizing and then to an acid free, labeled file storage box. There they will be saved for future HARD COPY scrapbooks, photo albums and future generations to actually turn pages and be awed by images that have stood the test of time. Oh, and saved so just in case technology outsmarts itself and a USB cord no longer has an outlet or it pours 'Acid Rain' from the Cloud.
That...is Why I Digitize and Save My Hard Copies.