Paperclipping Roundtable #26: Organize Your Photos

Kayla Lamoreaux joined the regular panel this week on Paperclipping Roundtable #26 to lend her expert voice to our talk about organizing digital photos.

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3 Responses to Paperclipping Roundtable #26: Organize Your Photos

  1. Terri Harmon July 1, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Please tell Izzy: I vote for opening the links into a separate window. I think it’s much easier to simply close the window and I’m exactly where I started from.

    Thanks for an interesting discussion. I would have liked to hear more about organizing photos without the use of professional software. I have wonderful organization using files in the “my documents” section of my PC. I have a file for each year into which everything shot that year is contained. Within that file the photos are named, numbered, and dated according to the event which is stored in alpha order. Occasionally I’ll create a separate file for an event if I’m working on those pics or doing lots of printing within that group but the originals are always in the year file (ex: 2010 Family Photos). I have begun scanning old photos and these are in a file called Heritage, with subfiles according to the family member in the photo. Many of us non-professionals simply use the software that came with our cameras and it would be nice to hear about these programs. I happen to use an old software called MGI Photosuite that probably came from my first Sony digital camera. I am so familiar with it and can work quickly with it so all my photos open with it. I also use a more recent Canon Zoombrowser software that has some nice features for cropping photos and “auto fixing” color balance and contrast. As I download photos from my camera, they go into a holding file called 2010CanonPictures. Once I have cropped, fixed, and named my photos they are moved into the appropriate yearly file. I am intrigued by the tagging aspect of your discussion but so far my system works well and I have thousands of photos stored this way.

    Oh, by the way, I use the previous year’s file as my slideshow on my PC so I am constantly getting visual reminders of the memories I’ve collected, every time I walk past my desk in the living room.

    Thanks, Nancy, for always keeping us informed. Love it!

  2. Steph H. July 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    It’s wonderful to hear from a scrapper in Turkey! Having been there (hubby and I spent a couple months traveling through Turkey, Syria and Jordan on our motorcycle), I conquer that it’s an incredible place with amazing architecture.

    As for clicking on links, PLEASE have them open in a NEW window. I much prefer that too!

  3. Steph H. July 2, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Edit to above post: ok, that should have been concur, not conquer! Oops!

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