Monday, August 22, 2016

Looking Back

I dug out my old home movies and did some screen shots. Do DVDs degrade? I thought these pictures were better than they are. The screen shots didn't even need to be made smaller and they are so fuzzy. I can't imagine blowing them up on the big TV! Well, for your viewing (chuckling, heckling, booing) pleasure I have some for you. Year is unknown - '95 or '96? I'm just not sure.
Hair, no gray, I hardly know the guy.

Saying, "Cheese."

Yoda said, "Meow."

Some of the grand-kids - Christmas Dinner. I think one was sleeping, one was at his daddy's, and one was in trouble.

Sons #2 & #3 goofing around, yes, their hair is long.

Rough on the way home from an Arkansas trip.

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  1. I think DVD's hold up pretty well, better than what we used to use. But I also have some pictures I took off of old floppy's and they are still of good quality. What graphics program do you use?

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    1. I just used the media player on my comp. I originally used my tape to DVD thing to make the DVDs.

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    2. There's the problem. Tape quality was never as good as dvd and with much watching, tape degrades faster. So when you transfer to dvd, all you get is whatever quality the tape is currently at.
      I transferred many vhs movies to dvd years ago and the movies most often watched are now of poor quality viewing. If I buy the same movie on dvd it is much better.

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  2. I don't know how to do any of that and I need to learn! Great to look back at personal history.

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    1. Mine is old equipment - Not sure they sell VHS tape to DVD anymore. I bought my machine over 20 years ago. I'm sure if I explained how to take screen shots, I would mess you up even more. Find a kid and bribe him/her to go over it several times s-l-o-w-l-y, and then write it down. Yeah, even though the quality stinks they still bring back memories.

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  3. It's fun to go back and see old pictures. I think that DVDs should hold up fairly well. I have a lot of old photographs that have lost their color or they have turned "reddish".

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    1. The pictures I posted were on a DVD. I am guessing the quality of my original home movies was garbage to begin with ... Why didn't I go get our money back? Boggles the mind ...
      A lot of my old photographs have degraded too. I wonder how long the new stuff of today will REALLY last.

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  4. I love looking at old pics. I still have bags of film to be developed from way back when. I'm hoping it can still be salvaged.

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    1. Don't wait too long, you might forget who they were.

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    2. Don't wait too long or you won't find people/places that can process them.

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  5. Maybe they are just really dusty from lack of use. Give the DVD player a clean and play them again. Might have to do it a couple of times and they should be good. Love old photos thanks for sharing

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    1. Tried in the new player - the DVDs themselves were in one of those folders with envelopes for keeping discs.

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  6. My older boy had near waist length hair too and one day he tied it in a ponytail and told me to cut just above the elastic. Now he shaves his head to stubble :(

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    1. I'll bet it took a while for you to get used to that new look!

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  7. I love looking at old photos. One of my projects some day is to organize my photos.
    Coffee is on

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    1. It's one of my 'someday' things too ...

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  8. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I want to see more!! Is that a doll house I see in the back? Thanks for sharing these. I love seeing pics of days gone by as well as the present day ones :-)

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    1. The doll house was a kit that I put together for the fun of it. I donated it to DH's niece in hopes her next baby was a girl. (No such luck) The project took quite some time, even the little wooden shingles went on one at a time.

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  9. I think the "decline" in quality is mostly just perception.... We are used to things being sharper now than we were back then.

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    1. That could be. It's too bad all those home movies are so blurry though.

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