Hey cool MPU kids;
My mom just dumped about 10,000 photos on me from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. They are not great photos – but worth keeping.
I want to scan them, index them with machine learning and then share them with family.
For scanning I plan to use the iX500 because that’s what I have and there is no justification to pay to have these scanned – there are too many and the quality (instamatic) is too low.
I am thinking 600DPI but that seems like it might be too high.
For scanning, I don’t have good information about when and where the pictures were taken, so file naming is also a question. How should I name/organize these, and should I mess with meta data at all? In some cases it is hard to identify the year and impossible to know the location.
For storage, I plan to keep them on my Synology and backed up to the cloud (will use cloud for sharing).
Question is what to use analyze and share them.
I’m thinking my choices are google photos and icloud photos. What’s the better choice here? Everyone I care about has an iPhone – so I could go either way.
My impression is that Google Photos is better for “uncovering” and searching needles in my photo haystack, but I was not sure about sharing.