And now I just don't know where to start as there are so many to go through and it'll cost a fortune to print 19 months' of photos. Any tips on how to regain and then keep control? It was so much easier with film!
I just download them from the camera every so often and select a few to print out now and again - either to frame or give to people. I also keep a little handy sized album which I have a selection of pics of ds from birth onwards through the years and every so often stick a new one in. I keep it by my bed and in my bag when on holiday - just so that if my house burns down(God forbid!) I'd have some pictures safe...
I was in exactly the same situation.
File them on your computer, perhaps by year/month or major event/holiday. Then make sure you put them onto disc. Then select some to print or try making an online photobook. I've just done my first one of these www.bobbooks.co.uk. I did one book to cover the whole of 2006, now I only have to do 2005, 2004, 2003 & 2007
about every year i print about 100 pics in tesco / asda.
Once you have 100 its just a few p per print so costs just a few pounds.
I only print pictures that i relaly need
I have all photos backed up on CD
Most photos i either have uploaded on facebook or i have uploadedon 'my group of friends' website
My dad has a 5gb usb drive and intend to back them all up to keep at his house just in case my house burns down as i would HATE to looses them.
I have lots of photo albums and i try to keep up to date, my last album had 150 spaces and took me fom april 2006 - Augast 2007. I write the tags, ie the date and if necessary i BRIEF caption as i go along!
I print very few off but DH has set up our screen saver so that it cycles through all our photos and as the laptop is fairly permanently on and open it means the photos are always seen & I look at them more often than if they were in an album.
I upload some to flickyr so friends and family can see them and use snapfish to make calendars for rellies etc.
I would need loads of CDs, and at present neither my CD writer nor my DVD readers are working. Not sure why - need to get IT bods at DH's work to take a look. Think I am going to buy an external hard drive.