Facebook is NOT Photo Storage (Part 1)
I’ve recently found that many of our dear customers are using Facebook Albums as their Photo Organization / Storage / Memory Keeping, which has inspired this blog post.
Here’s the story: My boyfriend’s father, Al, passed away this week at the age of 77 from a stroke. Al influenced many people throughout his life and is a legacy in the Star Valley, Wyoming area. There will be a celebration of Al in St. George as well as the Funeral next week in Star Valley. Family is scrambling to round up photos from the past 77 years to tell Al’s story.
Now, some families are more “photo conscious” than others. It’s a personal preference and it’s ok if you don’t have boxes or hard drives filled with photos, it’s your life, your legacy, your choice.
I have taken it upon myself to round up all of the pictures I can to create a shrine of this fine man. I’m currently working on enlargements, mounted prints, the funeral program, and a photo slideshow.
The physical photos they have of Al are beautiful. I use our high resolution scanner to reproduce, digitize and print enlargements.
The problem: Digital Photos.
Al’s children have been using Facebook Albums to organize and store their photos over the years. I’m like, “What? Where are the originals? Where are your phone backups? iCloud? Dropbox? Google?” – nothing.
So here I am, trying to find a way to display prints at Al’s funeral, with photo resolutions from Facebook.
Facebook compresses every image uploaded.
In part 2, I share in detail of what happens to your photos when uploaded to Facebook.