Here are some frequently asked questions.
(Just the FAQs!)
Q: How do I go about sorting through all the
photos I have and turn them into something that's presentable in a
A: There's more than one way. I can adapt to your
- The "Shoebox Method" - Give me all your
photos in a "shoebox" or just a big disorganized pile and I'll
do the rest. You'll get a "Proof DVD" with a chance to view it
and make notes for editing of the final version. The "pile" can
be a pile of photos to scan or a collection of photos that are already
- The "Filer Method" - For those of you who
are meticulous organizers (in my opinion, an organized person is
just someone who's too lazy to look for things!) you can
organize your photos into stacks the way you'd like them
presented in the slideshow, I'll scan them in that order and
keep them grouped that way.
- The "Story Board Method" - I don't recommend
this, but it's possible to do! Your scanned pictures can be
printed out into a thumbnail album. You can cut out the
thumbnails and post them onto a "story board" the way you want
them presented in the slideshow. My wife and her sister did
their parents' anniversary Memories DVD this way.
- The "Flash ROM Method" - This is by far
the best method for those who are computer-savvy. I'll put all
your scanned photos onto a USB Flash ROM device. You organize it into
folders and sort the photos by renaming them into the
alphanumeric order you want them presented. You can use Windows
Explorer "flimstrip" mode to preview the photos in sequence.
Q: What if I decide to cut out photos from the
final version of the DVD?
A: You're only charged for the actual number of
photos you use in the final version.
Q: How can I get extra copies?
A: You're given two copies as part of the package.
The DVDs are not copyrighted, therefore you can make copies yourself if
you have access to a DVD writer. I make extra copies for $5 each.
Q: What happens to my scanned photos once the
project is completed?
A: That's up to you. I'll be glad to keep a safe
archive on hand in case you ever want to come back for additional
Memories DVDs using some or all of the photos. I'll give you the archive
if you want to keep it for yourself. In either case, once the project is
completed, all your data is removed from my workstation.