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Right, foof!! I recently finished a big photo organizing project and was just amazed seeing how the number of pictures increased over the years. When you only got 24-ish pics on a roll you just took one or two pics of most things, now with camera phones people take a million pictures of their dinner LOL How the times have changed!!!!
I've got a stack of 20 discs and two usb drives that are full of E, E, E, and a little Wesley. Oh, and preggers pics of me, because I never saw one of my mom. Now the discs are pretty much obsolete.
 

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I love the high resolution, quality and convenience of digital but part of me still enjoys the physical act of flipping through albums and looking through pictures. But it's too much to try to print nowadays with all family members having cell phones and taking 100 pics each all of the same family outing LOL I still will print some really good ones to put in my proper albums to enjoy but it really is so different to how it was 20 and even 15 years ago. I did sort all my old photos from pre-2000 and put them in albums cause they were "real" pictures and then you can see the progression from going to digital camera and printing off photos to when we got camera phones and then it just gets nuts. The photos post-2000 I've organized by year and then event in my iphoto (like I said, I only bothered printing really special ones for albums even though hubby thinks that's silly) but in 2003 I had a total of 12 saved photos, a couple from Thanksgiving and Christmas, fast forward to 2013, 282 total photos saved, last year 2019, 313 photos saved. And those weren't even vacation years, those you can double or triple the amount. I try not to save every picture, my husband is a photo snacker so I don't save the picture of every donut he ate but even still it's just amazing how picture taking has progressed.
 

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I found a disposable camera with three pictures left on it last night from 1998 :oops: I'm gonna call around to see who can develop those pictures. Pretty good chance it's a camera I took to Horse Camp ;) I found a flyer listing the program for our trick show? I don't know what that's actually called; the thing where you do acrobatics on horseback.
I also found our old Polaroid, the kind they still make film for. $24 for 8 pictures if you buy a single pack :confused: Still going to look for bulk film packs tho.
I feel like photos mean more when you have to be conservative with how many you take. Happy as heck to take a million in a day but still ;)
 

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I found a disposable camera with three pictures left on it last night from 1998 :oops: I'm gonna call around to see who can develop those pictures. Pretty good chance it's a camera I took to Horse Camp ;) I found a flyer listing the program for our trick show? I don't know what that's actually called; the thing where you do acrobatics on horseback.
I also found our old Polaroid, the kind they still make film for. $24 for 8 pictures if you buy a single pack :confused: Still going to look for bulk film packs tho.
I feel like photos mean more when you have to be conservative with how many you take. Happy as heck to take a million in a day but still ;)
About two years ago I found an old disposable camera too and it was full so I looked around and found someone to develop it (it was kinda expensive, like 18 dollars but I did find someone so I was happy) and it turned out to be a bunch of pics of my kitty when we first got her with our older cat. They were so cute and I didn’t even remember taking them :satisfied: Hopefully yours will be something awesome too!
 

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I remember in the late 90's Polaroid put out special holiday packs. They would print with a Halloween or Christmas border around your picture! Man we thought that was the coolest thing ever!! I still have one of the pictures floating around somewhere. The film was always pricer compared to rolls but the awesomeness factor of Polaroid just can't be beat. I still have all my old cameras (even have a G1 MLP one).
 

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:surprisepony: I wanna see that MLP Camera
Really? I don't remember this at all! How awesome :D I know they make all kinds of border prints for them now, also at extra cost. I guess I'm boring, I just like the plain white ones :p
 

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I remember in the late 90's Polaroid put out special holiday packs. They would print with a Halloween or Christmas border around your picture! Man we thought that was the coolest thing ever!! I still have one of the pictures floating around somewhere. The film was always pricer compared to rolls but the awesomeness factor of Polaroid just can't be beat. I still have all my old cameras (even have a G1 MLP one).
I still think the holiday borders sound really cool now!
 

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I love the high resolution, quality and convenience of digital but part of me still enjoys the physical act of flipping through albums and looking through pictures. But it's too much to try to print nowadays with all family members having cell phones and taking 100 pics each all of the same family outing LOL I still will print some really good ones to put in my proper albums to enjoy but it really is so different to how it was 20 and even 15 years ago. I did sort all my old photos from pre-2000 and put them in albums cause they were "real" pictures and then you can see the progression from going to digital camera and printing off photos to when we got camera phones and then it just gets nuts. The photos post-2000 I've organized by year and then event in my iphoto (like I said, I only bothered printing really special ones for albums even though hubby thinks that's silly) but in 2003 I had a total of 12 saved photos, a couple from Thanksgiving and Christmas, fast forward to 2013, 282 total photos saved, last year 2019, 313 photos saved. And those weren't even vacation years, those you can double or triple the amount. I try not to save every picture, my husband is a photo snacker so I don't save the picture of every donut he ate but even still it's just amazing how picture taking has progressed.
I don't do scrapbooks, but I love photo albums. If I could afford it (it'll happen someday), I would print at least one of every picture out and have a shelf of just photo albums.
 

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Right, foof!! I recently finished a big photo organizing project and was just amazed seeing how the number of pictures increased over the years. When you only got 24-ish pics on a roll you just took one or two pics of most things, now with camera phones people take a million pictures of their dinner LOL How the times have changed!!!!
I'm currently going through my aunt's photos and it's amazing how many pics are just worthless pics of her dog's butt. I love having the photos in hand, but the digital cameras sure gives you better opportunity to get decent shots. With just 24 pics on a roll of film, you had to be pretty judicious about what you took photos of.

I have probably 2 dozens rolls of film I never got developed. I dearly would love to get them done, as they might have pics of my late husband, but lots of them were of us at nudist camp and I'm afriad anyone developing them would call the cops on me, even though there's nothing gross about them, except nekkid butts. :D
 

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My friends and I always buy disposable cameras when going on a holiday or a festival together. It gets you about 24 "real" pictures you can really enjoy, and I find it really takes the pressure off with my more phone-addicted friends. They're hard to find nowadays though.
 

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@quartz_ and @AzaleaArt what I was talking about was borders actually "in" the picture part. Not just where the white usually is. Polaroid had a few holiday and like B-day themes and it printed in the picture. I have 1 example I found to share. It's a silly pic of my little brother's B-day cake, he went through a phase in the late 90's where Hot Topic was just "the thing" everything he had came from that store so I made him a Hot Topic B-day cake and I think the only camera with film in it at the time must've been the Polaroid. This is how they looked :winkpony:

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@quartz_ and @AzaleaArt what I was talking about was borders actually "in" the picture part. Not just where the white usually is. Polaroid had a few holiday and like B-day themes and it printed in the picture. I have 1 example I found to share. It's a silly pic of my little brother's B-day cake, he went through a phase in the late 90's where Hot Topic was just "the thing" everything he had came from that store so I made him a Hot Topic B-day cake and I think the only camera with film in it at the time must've been the Polaroid. This is how they looked :winkpony:

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Oh, that’s not what I was imagining but it’s pretty cool still! I like the little rounded corners on it. Aw that was nice of you to make him the cake :smile: And the writing on it looks pretty good!
 

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@quartz_ and @AzaleaArt what I was talking about was borders actually "in" the picture part. Not just where the white usually is. Polaroid had a few holiday and like B-day themes and it printed in the picture. I have 1 example I found to share. It's a silly pic of my little brother's B-day cake, he went through a phase in the late 90's where Hot Topic was just "the thing" everything he had came from that store so I made him a Hot Topic B-day cake and I think the only camera with film in it at the time must've been the Polaroid. This is how they looked :winkpony:

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I remember that film!! We had a Disney one that we took with us on one of our Disney trips before my brother was born (those were the good ol’ days). Totally forgot about them until now, if I can hunt down the photos I will post a picture.
Hot Topic was very much the “in” place to shop in the 90’s for the punk/grunge/goth kids. I remember always feeling very intimidated by the kids that hung around that store in our malls here. Lol Funny when I think back on it now.
 

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Speaking of old formats, in a weird digression, I have a 3.5" floppy disk to USB drive here, if anyone has files they desperately need to get off old disks, and no idea how to extract them.

One of my embroidery machines only reads floppies, so I have to keep a stack, and a way to write files to them.
 

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Speaking of old formats, in a weird digression, I have a 3.5" floppy disk to USB drive here, if anyone has files they desperately need to get off old disks, and no idea how to extract them.

One of my embroidery machines only reads floppies, so I have to keep a stack, and a way to write files to them.
We keep 'old' tech too. Never know when you might find an older disc and wanna see what it has to offer!
 

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Well, mine's technically current tech, given that I use the embroidery machine all the time. I mean, not right now, when I'm on "light" duty post-surgery, but in a normal week I've got it humming every day or two, and when I'm in the week before a big show it's running almost 24/7. Of the 5 machines I've got in the house, it's the second most reliable, after the industrial, despite being over 20 years old, so I fire it up pretty often when I need a lot of projects sewing at once.

And the floppies and USB drive live within arm's reach of where I'm sitting right now, because again, I use them all the time.
 

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"If it's not broke, don't fix it."
Honestly, why upgrade needlessly and, personally, I love older photos. Cameras with real film required much more skill. Now, there are so many ways to edit, it's making photography as a career almost obsolete. My tv is older than my daughter, no blu-ray player, no printer, and many other things that people think of as "essential".
 
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