Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Organizing Photos

One of the biggest struggles for me is organizing my pictures. Seriously.

I operate solely on my macbook meaning that every picture I take, whether it's on my phone or camera, goes through my iPhoto program. I also have Photo Stream which means all the photos I take on my phone instantly get transferred into my iPhoto. Except they don't always...

Then all my photos get out of order in iPhoto because some stream and some don't and I have to manually organize them. Which is fine, but confusing. Sometimes I take pictures for the blog I won't need again (organization projects, couponing hauls..) so I can delete them once I'm done with them. Other pictures I save forever so I need to make sure those photos are all separate.

I print some pictures for scrapbooking and others for frames. Some pictures never get printed and live forever on my computer. I back them all up to a photo sharing site as well as on my external hard drive.  

The pictures that are printed and not in a scrapbook or a frame are left in a box in my closet- completely unorganized. Seriously, it's one of my biggest shameful moments looking into that box!

So. That's my photo un-organization story. Now, I just need to come up with a plan on how to organize it all. Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to organize all of my printed photos in that box as well as come up with a way to organize all of the photos I have in iPhoto and I'm taking you along with me!

How do you organize your photos?

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