The Importance Of Organizing Your Digital Photos
We are truly living in a digital world, aren’t we? Every day I’m reminded about how much things have changed since I was a little kid. For example, when I needed to research information – especially for a school project – I headed over to the library to locate the appropriate books. Today, our kids can find whatever it is they need to know by pulling out their smartphones and/or tablets and doing a quick Google search.
Yes, times have changed. But one thing has definitely stood the test of time. Photos are still very much in style and I don’t see their popularity wavering at any time. With iPhones in hand and social media platforms like Instagram all the rage, pretty much everyone is a photographer these days. What that also means is that the vast majority of us have a whole whack of digital photos stored on numerous devices.
When it comes to photo organization, what is old is new again.
Organizing all of those digital photos on all those devices can be just as difficult as trying to arrange old pictures that have been tucked away in shoeboxes for years. One of the main reasons for this is that digital photos usually have obscure file names that are a random mix of letters and numbers. They certainly don’t serve as ways to remember which photo is which the way a “Grandma’s 80th Birthday Celebration” file name would.
“Downloading photos to your computer without organizing them is the digital equivalent of stuffing printed photos into shoeboxes,” agrees Barb Gonzalez on Techlicious.com, “When you want to find a particular photo, you’ll have to sift through dozens, hundreds or (if you’re like me) thousands of photos. But if you’ll spend a few minutes organizing your photos when you download them to your computer, you won’t find yourself doomed to hours trying to find them later.”
What’s the best way to go about organizing your digital photos?
Checking the date and time on your digital camera to ensure it is correct before taking pictures is very important. I also suggest that you go through your photos and remove the duplicates, delete outtakes and the ones you don’t really need or want to keep. It’s also very important to add proper file names and store them in an organized folder/album system so that you can find them easily when you want them. Naturally, the process can be quite time consuming and require knowledge of a variety of computer applications.
That’s where PhotoWise comes in! Our Digital Photo Management services do for your digital photos what our Printed Photo Organization services do for your printed photos. Long story short: we organize everything for you! Even if you have multiple photos on multiple devices (as most people do), we can take care of the overwhelming process of trying to sift through and organize your seemingly countless files and folders.
Why is it so important to organize your digital photos?
Just as our precious printed photos can become lost or damaged, your digital photos can end up disappearing as well. So often, we accidentally delete photos from our devices because they haven’t been labelled properly. This generally happens when we change devices or upgrade our computers. As well, computers aren’t exactly the equivalents of bank safes when it comes to protecting what is most important to you.
We all know that computers crash and usb external hard drives can become corrupt or damaged. If your computer is the only place where your digital photos are saved, you may end up losing them forever!
Don’t let that happen. Please don’t hesitate to contact me today to find out how PhotoWise can help to organize your digital photos and preserve your precious memories forever!