If you are like me, you'll probably have photos stored in lots of different places, even if you've been making albums for a while.
Its really satisfying to get organised, and this time of year is a great time to do it! By keeping a few basic tips in mind, you can get a handle on it in no time.
Whether you have traditional prints, digital, or both, the basics are the same
- Gather all your photos in one place. This may take you an hour, an afternoon or a few weeks, depending on how many you have and where they are!
- Sort them out into Categories. Sort photos chronologically if your goal is to complete scrapbooks by date or event. Or if you want to track a specific event, person, or topic, by themes (like holidays or birthdays). Get as specific as you want—it’s your system.
- Sift as you sort. Chuck out (or give away) duplicates and get rid of those blurred photos. (unless its one of a kind)
- Label as you sort. If you can, jot down names places and dates on the back of the photos with a photo pencil.
- Store prints in a photo storage box. Get yourself a box to store your photos in short term. This isn’t meant to be for permanent storage so a shoe box or similar will do.
What about digital? You'll still need a storage system. More about this soon……
- Powering through photo organisation
- Digital - getting to grips with photo organisation on your computer
- Photo editing for beginners - make your digital photos pop!