Your family photographs are precious, but they can so often
sit in albums in the attic, gathering dust. In this list, we share 5 Amazing Assets to help you bring new life to your old photographs and keep
them preserved in new and exciting ways, for many years to come
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Create a beautiful
slideshow of your photographs with the Wonderful Memories After Effects
template. You can include up to 300 images or photographs, there are 12 scenes
to choose from, and it’s easy to adjust the camera movement in each scene.
This old-style film projector motion animation is a great
little addition to any ‘family memories’ video. Add a touch of retro class with
this vintage projector, with moving reels.
One for Adobe InDesign, Family or Baby Photo Album is a 20 page
design with a simple and clean layout. It’s fully editable and print-ready, so
you can concentrate on making it look awesome.
Just add photos or video to this Adobe After Effects
template to create a fresh and modern slideshow. Perfect for a themed album,
like an event or wedding, or just as an overall montage of your family’s photographs.
An After Effects template with a vintage twist, Old Cinema
Memories will create a photographic slideshow, with placeholders that look like
photo frames placed around the house. This would make a great, short video for
occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
Tuts+ Tips for Family Albums
your images before you start to try and compile them into a project –
putting them into chronological order usually works best.
- Take more photos.
It’s great to look back over old images, but remember to keep updating as you
- Include yourself.
If you’re the family’s photographer then it can be easy to forget to have
yourself in photos too! Use a tripod and the self-timer,
or a remote shutter release to make sure you’re part of the fun too.
- Less is often more.
If you try to put everything into one album or presentation you’ll likely put
everyone you show it to, to sleep. Try and pick only the best images, or best
yet, theme them and make more than one.
- If you’re digitising
physical copies, remember to add
some metadata to make future searches easier, and store
the originals appropriately.