Organizing your digital photos

After yesterday's post about a series of articles I'm doing on scrapbooking, I received a few emails asking if I could please cover digital scrapbooking, too.  Absolutely!  Some of the upcoming articles will cover only traditional scrapbooking, some will cover only digital scrapbooking, but my goal is to make most of them cover both so that everyone will be able to make use of this information.

So, yesterday I discussed how to begin sorting your printed photos and today I want to discuss how to begin sorting those digital photos we all have.  I don't know about you, but since the switch from film cameras to digital, I find myself taking tons more pictures!  So the more pictures we have, the more important it is to organize them.  There are lots of options for doing this; some come with your computer, some come with your camera, some are free online, some are available for purchase.  So I'm just going to provide a few links to articles I've found that may be of help.  

*For Mac users, you already have iPhoto.  There are articles on how to organize HERE, and HERE.  

*For PC users, there are articles on photo organizing HERE and HERE.  

*For anyone, there is free (up to one GB) online photo storage, organizing and editing software called Picasa.  The Getting Started Guide is HERE.

*If you don't want to do any of the above, you can always just download your photos to your computer's desktop and create files for them.  Sort by year, and then make more categories (birthday, vacation, etc.)if desired.

Same as yesterday's advice: to avoid getting overwhelmed, just set aside 15-30 minutes per day to work on this.  We'll work through this together, so stay tuned for more!

The digital scrapbooking software I use is My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!  I really like this as one of the many features is the ability to match exactly any color from your photos!  To check it out or to get your own copy, click HERE.  Susan  ; )

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  1. kim says:

    thanks Susan. Your website is always informative.

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