Organizing your Photos Part 1

July 14, 2009 · Filed Under Home Office Ideas, Home Organization Ideas · Comments Off on Organizing your Photos Part 1 

Picture of Polaroid PicturesOrganizing your photos is important because you never know when you are going to need to find one. If they are unorganized it could take you forever to find the one you are looking for and that’s not good especially when you are in a hurry.

There are several ways to organize your photos both online and offline. We will talk about ways to organize your photos that are on your computer in this article and then you will see a follow up article that will talk about the ways to organize your photos that are not on your computer.

When you store your photos on your computer there are several different ways to organize them. The great thing about storing your photos online is you don’t have to worry about the color going away, water damage, or a fire destroying your precious photos. But, the downside is you have to worry about your computer being stolen or it crashing. This is why it’s a good idea to save your photos on an external hard drive or online at a site that offers file saving.

First thing you need to do is create a master folder called photos or pictures. Then you create files within that master folder that explain what the pictures are about. You can create a folder called family, one called trip, and one called kids. Whatever your pictures are about is what you need to call your folders. Now you can either put the pictures in the folder or you can break it down even further. If you go even further, you can create a folder called kids and then have folders within that folder with each child’s name.

As you start inserting pictures, you may see a need for more folders and that’s fine. A great advantage to storing your pictures on your computer is you can put them in numerous places. For example if you have two children in the photo and you have folders for each, you can save the photo in both folders.

Another reason why it’s good to save your photos on your computer is that it makes it easier to send them to your family and friends. Almost everyone has a computer and an email so you can send your photos that way instead of spending the money having them developed and then the cost of mailing them out. Plus you have to worry that they could get damaged or lost and never make it to your loved ones.

Having your photos online gives you many different options for things you can do with them. You can create online scrapbooks, collages, screen savers, and desktop backgrounds. You can also make shirts, mugs, mouse pads, and so much more by uploading your photos to an online place like VistaPrint.com.

There are many ways to organize your photos when they are on your computer. There are several advantages to saving them on your computer as well. In the next article we will talk about the ways you can organize your photos offline.

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