I just watched an interesting piece on the likelihood of digital photos being lost over time, either through damage of the storage media, or obsolesence of the file or software that reads it.
The solution, print them.
My view is that prints are awesome. Consider it a new way of looking at your photos ("new way"? Ironic, but bizarrely true).
There is nothing better than pulling out old prints and having a good laugh or nostalgia session, with friends or family. And they will still be there, decades later.
And there are many ways to do it,
- print lots of small, cheap photos.
- print a few of your best, large and high quality, to last.
- create your own photo book. Many sites will do this for you,at reasonable prices.
I'm certainly feeling enthusiastic (hence the post), so i'll be spending the rest of the evening sorting through thousands of shots, to print my favourites.
I found this thread, which may help some.