Moving Through Time – Grand People

Thanks to the  generosity of others, we are fortunate to have a great number and variety of pictures of our relatives and ancestors.  Over the past few years, I have used Photoshop to crop and adjust the lighting of pictures.  Paint offers an option to rotate/change direction of some images so they all face the same direction.  Using a Word document as a playground, picture size can be adjusted to make them uniform.  The snipping tool takes them from the Word document to being a photo again.  It’s a lot of back and forth, and time consuming, but I enjoy the end result.

On one side of the family, I noticed that there are pictures of both grandparents around the same ages. I played with the pictures of Grandpa, putting them in sequence and ended up with this age progression…


Then on to Grandma’s pictures, which resulted in this…


I put Grandma and Grandpa together to generally match them in age.

N and E 5

It’s fun that there are also pictures of them together through the years…

N and E

Putting the three rows together forms a sort of history collage of their lives.


And then back to Photoshop to frame it.

NandE6 frame 2

And that is how an entire morning ends up behind me.


About Climbing Downhill

Wife and mother of grown kids, in my 60's and dealing with MS, making life's moments count and trying to offer something of value to others along the way.
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6 Responses to Moving Through Time – Grand People

  1. chmjr2 says:

    Wow! I like what you did. I am going to work on my skills and see what I come up with. What you are doing with your photographs are a gift for your family that could last for generations.

  2. myoddsock1845 says:

    Very clever! I love your grouping them by ages–what a fantastic idea. NEVER seen anyone do that before. You are on to something!
    Thank you for sharing your imaginative ideas!

    • Thanks for the compliments. There is a lot that can be done with a good picture collection, although I’d love to have more. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to your blog – I need to catch up!

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