If you're like me, you probably have some of those photo's in folders on your computer, some labeled with titles, some with dates and some with a series of numbers that give you no clue as to what is what. Day after day you say to yourself.." THIS WEEK, I'm gonna organize all my photo's on my computer!" And then another year goes by and you've accumulated another 1000 photo's. Sound familiar?
Wherever you may be in the process of gaining some control of all your precious memories (or not), let's look at some things we can do today to make the process easy and once and for all, give those pictures a real home.
- First of all, choose a software program that can help you organize your photo's. There are a number of programs to choose from, but for starters, here are a few that I think are good. Picasa is a good free option, and iPhoto is great too. These programs help you do some basic editting and organizing.
- Next, decide how you would like to organize your photo's. You can group them into chronological order (by date), or alphabetically (by category), giving each folder a title (ex: Kids/Kentucky Vacation 2011/Scenary, etc.). Or both.
- Label your photo's with a description. Give each photo a name and date. For instance the lable for this photo below would look like this....20110401-Miles. That way, when the computer sorts your photo's alphabetically, they will also come up in chronological order.