After a ,long long time adrift in the dream world of random clicks, I decided to sit down and process all the old slides (I have 60 rolls from before digital took over). I looked at many on-line options to store and display the pics, and settled on Flickr as a well-known and simple platform. My experience so far has been nothing but positive, leaving me puzzled why people so often dismiss Flickr. The actual act of uploading pictures to Flickr is trivial, and the real charm (and pain) lies in preparing the pics for uploading (curating them, in a way). I have short notes written on the slides as well as in notebooks, identifying each slide by Roll no-frame no. I have an old Nikon Coolscan IV which was collecting dust. The first challenge was to get the scanner working on my Windows 7 laptop, thanks to the guidance available on the web. The scanner is actually very effective, but requires "Recover Original Colors" to be turned on to remove the yellow haze that comes up in the scan (except for images strong on yellow and red hues, like flowers and autumn foliage).This may be because of the age of the slide (although they look good against the light), or maybe dust on the scanner's sensors. Once again, I am puzzled at the general contempt for Nikon's software. However I supplement this with a little saturation and hue correction in Photoshop Elements 2 (which came with an old Epson printer), I then use a free program for filling in the data and keywords in the file (which are used by Flickr to apply tags and arrange the pics in order). The pic is then reduced to a 1000-pixel jpg file, and it is finally ready for uploading to Flickr. Flickr itself arranges the pics in a grand manner, giving different views: date-wise photostream, album-wise display, and so on. Seeing these old slides collated and displayed so beautifully has actually given me a renewed interest in photography, an ideal pastime for these lockdown-affected times. The other upside is, of course, that I can finally see a record of my photographic efforts, and the course of my life's activities in a nicely annotated and beautifully arranged manner. What a debt of gratitude we owe to all those known and unknown people who have slogged over every component of the whole photographic process! If anybody would like to see what I am babbling about, do have a glance at DILIP KUMAR P J’s albums | Flickr. Flickr does all the work of arranging and displaying; our job is to process and annotate the pics properly.