I used to store my photos in just regular 3 up albums. Last summer though after a vacation to Puerto Rico I went into a scrapping frenzy and scrapped a majority of our pics in just 2 weeks. I kept all the photos in the We R Memory Keepers divided protectors in my 12x12 three ring album along with the photos. It was nice to have everything together in one spot. I have decided to continue this as it has helped me stay more organized as well as be more productive. I have printed 2012 pics to date and spent a chunk of time tonight adding them to the divided page protectors and putting them in my 12x12 scrapbook album along with my completed scrapbook pages for this year. Now when I want to scrap I can grab an album (based on year), pick some photos, and scrap away. I will already have the album out so once the layout is completed it will go back into the same album. So family can look through my scrapbooks and see all pics whether they are scrapbooked yet or not!