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Photo Etiquette?

If you're one of three siblings, and the oldest, what is the etiquette when you are in possession of all of your deceased parents photographs and albums? My stepfather (and mother) have painstakingly scanned in over 4,000 family photographs from my stepfather's parents. The quality of the scans aren't as good as the originals. He's making a CD for his two younger sisters of these scans, however, he feels the original photos should be somehow divided between the three of them. What is the proper way to do this when it is clear there may be some dispute over who gets what albums and what photos? I have suggested a sort of lottery with each person picking an album or particular photo in a numerical order, but are there other ways? What is the proper etiquette in this situation?


Asked by amybaby_19 at 3:29 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Relationships

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  • now there is really no reason as to why you can't have copies that are almost as good as the originals.
    I vote for the lottery idea when it comes to the originals, but I would work it out so that the ones that are the most important to you get scanned and printed off in a photo shop.

    I've worked in several photo shops, there is a way to get good copies!

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 6:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • That is a tough one. I would see the lotto way, so it's a pick book by book basis. Unless say, there are child/family specific books. Like some of our books are all of me, some are of my obviously I would want mine and he would want his. Yikes, good luck.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 3:32 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • While I was growing up (we spent summers with my Grandparents) my Grandmother put together photo albums for each of us. Mine was mostly pictures of me (and my siblings of course) and my brothers were mostly pictures of them. Now that I am older, she has given me my (3) albums to take home. My brothers will get theirs as well. We all have different photos but I figured since we are all close, if I ever wanted the other ones, we could take our albums together and copy the photos we each wanted.

    Answer by jenellemarie at 3:38 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • It may be a little pricey (and maybe it would help to have someone who's going to be getting a copy help with the cost) but photography shops can make excellent copies that almost look original. Even though it's a bit more expensive, it would be worth it to the ones who really want a copy.

    Answer by heratyc at 4:57 PM on Oct. 13, 2010