The first 3 steps to get your photos organized:
I often get inquiries asking about my favorite photo organizing tools or workflow. My business partner, Sherra Humphreys, also got these inquiries…so, we created the podcast Photos with Sherita exactly for this reason! Below are the first 3 steps to take to get your photos organized. Be sure to listen to the podcast for additional photo organizing tips for both your printed and digital photos!
Step One: Gather Your Photos
Subscribe to the VIP Resource Library to download this episode’s freebie: Gather Your Photos – a checklist of all the places your digital photos might be hiding.
Step Two: Create Your Photo Hub
Subscribe to the VIP Resource Library to download this episode’s freebie: Create Your Photo Hub – tips on how to create a core file structure on your Photo Hub.
Step Three: Backup Your Photos
Subscribe to the VIP Resource Library to download this episode’s freebie: Backup Your Photos – our favorite backup options for your computer AND your photos!
Back up your phone photos – a smartphone backup guide:
An easy to use backup guide for iPhone & Android Users with clear steps to get your precious photos that are on your smartphone (the camera that is always with you!) backed up on your own NEW photo hub.
Photo Organizing Timesaving Reference Cards:
The 33 photo reference cards are easy to use and are divided into 6 color-coded categories:
- Digital Photo Organizing Tips: The biggest category with cards including: Backup, Software Tools, Digital Photo Organizing Levels + more
- Print Photo Organizing Tips: Tool Box, Gather Guidelines, Things to Consider, Managing Large Collections
- Photo Scanning Tips: Quick Reference DPI Chart, Platinum Scanning, Things to Consider, Copyright Guidelines
- Photo Albums Tips: Album & Books, Album Tips, Product Sample Tips
- Slideshows Tips: Quick Reference Slideshow Chart, Resources, Things to Consider, Design Tips
- Reminders: Inspirational quotes to help you in your photo organizing journey
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Backup Recommendation for your whole computer – including your photos:
Backblaze is a great way to get all your files backed up automatically. It’s easy. It’s secure. And if you lose data for any reason, you will be glad you have Backblaze backing up all of your files on the cloud.
Flickr is free cloud storage for your photos. You can upload one terabyte of photos – figuring an average digital photo is 4-5 MB that is equivalent to approximately 400,000 photos. FlickStackr is the app to use to enjoy your photos (uploaded to Flickr) on your iPad or iPhone.
Here are 4 steps to take before designing a photo book – this blog post will help you design your own photo book. If you are overwhelmed with this process and would like some guidance please contact me – I am happy to answer any questions, design a custom book for you or recommend a book vendor that will best meet your needs. Digital photo books are excellent keepsakes for any occasion and make wonderful gifts anytime of the year!
Mixbook Photo Books: I recommend Mixbook for their vast selection of professional pre-designed themes. Mixbook also has an excellent interface that allows you to easily upload your photos from a variety of photo storage options including Flickr!
Favorite vendor for cards for any occasion:
Paper Culture is one of my favorite card vendors because they use exclusively 100% post-consumer recycled paper or alternative non-tree fibers for their cards. I have ordered their memory game and holiday cards and was very pleased with the quality and service. For every order placed, they also plant a tree where reforestation is most needed. In effect, your cards plant trees. How can you not love that?
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