I've undertaken the long project of digitizing my parent's and grandparent's photo albums. They were mostly indifferent when I proposed it but I think it's important. I'm already a few books in and came across some photos yesterday that made me pause and wonder if I should start over... So far I've just been using a simple flatbed (Canon Canoscan 4400F) with Image Capture (it seems to be pretty good at handling multiple photos at once). I decided to scan at 600dpi and save as JPG because I didn't foresee any photos being modified, and the TIFF versions were something like 5 times the file size. What I came across last night was my parent's wedding album in which all or most of the photos are very, very warm in color. I played with some of the manual corrections in image capture to see what the preview would look like (see attached before and after - hello 70s!). I have no idea if the photos intentionally look this way or if they have changed over the years. I know there are plenty of photos in other albums that have off colors and such. My question is, would you attempt to color correct these or would you scan them as they appear in the physical albums? I'm kind of leaning towards leaving them as they are, but I'm not sure. This situation also has me reconsidering starting again and going ahead with TIFF in case there are some that I would like to alter after the fact. Do you think it's worth the space? I couldn't tell a JPG version apart from a TIFF version when I looked at them side by side. Maybe I'm not thinking about it in the right way though. Should I think of TIFFs the way I do RAW files in Aperture? I can play with them all day but I still have the original RAW that is untouched. However when I export a RAW(as the master RAW file), the adjustments I made don't come with it (this I may be doing wrong, I am entirely self taught with Aperture and probably have a lot more to learn), so what would be the main benefit here? My second question is about labeling, tagging, sorting, etc.. Most of the photos are extremely general and are not grouped into events, vacations, trips, etc., so I cant group them into event subfolders easily. For now I've been making the filenames "(year.month) (names of people in the photo separated by comma) (any additional relevant info, such as location, if it's written on the back)". Does this seem like a good way to go about it? Any suggestions are much appreciated, I would like these digitized photos to be useful in some way other than just being copies of the originals, I just don't know in what way yet!