In this day and age, sorting digital photos is the new norm. We no longer have printed photos (aside from our ID pictures) and we rarely see those now! Since most has been digitized we are only creating what is called digital clutter.
When you say digital clutter, it’s what happens when your digital photos are in a mess and if we don’t act now we will be overwhelmed with the amount of clutter on your hard drive.Here in this blog post, I will share with you ways on how you can sort digital photos on your computer in 5 Easy Tips!
Store your Photos in a Cloud-based System
In this digital age, we are continuously bombarded with a lot of digital clutter. It’s really a crazy trend and if we don’t do something, you will really get overwhelmed in the long run. So to start off, you need to be acquainted with different Cloud Storage systems. Saving your photos in the cloud will help you access them whenever and wherever, plus it could save you a lot of space on your hard drive.
Use a Photo Management Software
There are a lot of photo management software to choose from. Why you need them? Well it helps you organize your photos instantly. You can choose from Mylio, Forever, iPhoto, Flickr, Shutterfly, Smug Mug, and Photobucket.
Burn your Photos in CDs
If you’re not a fan of USB storage devices, then maybe you can use a DVD or CD ROM to burn your photos. Plus you can easily watch your photos directly from your player.
Get rid of duplicate photos
Ok so who’s guilty of snapping 2 or more photos of the same place or person (well almost all of us are) because unlike in the past where each photo counts, just in case it didn’t come out right! So now we always take 3 or more extra shots to get the right one. There’s nothing wrong about it, but be mindful and delete those photos you don’t need! It would just add up to your clutter.
Learn to Delete Photos that are irrelevant to you
Sure we take lots of pictures. And I mean A LOT! We just mindlessly shoot (except if it’s our selfies, because we need to look great). Thus, we gain lots of unnecessary and irrelevant photos lying on our internal memories, SD Cards and Hard Drives knowing that most or some of them aren’t so important at all! Take the time to declutter and remove those photos that are just unimportant to you. It saves space and it keeps your photos organized.
Have you been in a problem where you have a lot of digitial clutter right now and you don’t know what to do?
I’m ready to help you out!
Elaine Fernando is a Professional Organizer, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and a member of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers). Elaine may be reached at 908-630-8995 or firstname.lastname@example.org