Image Orientation for Online Memorials

Image Orientation for Online Memorials

As you put together a virtual memorial, a gallery or slideshow for an online obituary, a memorial Pinterest board, a family tree, or any other memorial or genealogy project, image optimization is important. One aspect of image optimization is image orientation. If...
Using Historical Photos in a Virtual Memorial

Using Historical Photos in a Virtual Memorial

Whether you’re building an online obituary, putting together a full-fledged virtual memorial, creating a mood board, or preparing any other sort of online tribute or genealogy project, supplementing your own images with historical photos and illustrations can...
Virtual Memorial Websites and Apps

Virtual Memorial Websites and Apps

List and Comparison of Virtual Memorial Cost and Features If you anticipate a death in the family or if you’re in the funeral business, you might find it useful to have a list of virtual memorial/digital memorial/digital afterlife/end-of-life websites and apps....

Selfies: Today’s Kodak Moment

Last spring I jumped at a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit Paris. Ticking all the Travelocity boxes, I tromped off to the Louvre one morning to see the Mona Lisa. Passing through corridor after corridor of imposing canvases and statuary, I finally reached the Mona...
Works in the Public Domain: Why Buy the Pig?

Works in the Public Domain: Why Buy the Pig?

Jazzing up a virtual memorial with commercial music and stock photos can quickly relieve you of your cash. But why buy the pig when all you want is a little sausage? Creative works (music, recorded interviews, images, and so on) in the public domain are like free...
Transcribing Audio (Yawn!!)

Transcribing Audio (Yawn!!)

The word “transcription” comes from a Latin word meaning “tedious.” OK, not really, but it should. Transcription is a mind-numbing task, but it’s a necessary one if you have a trove of family audiotapes.