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Tips on keeping your images and videos organized

With most people utilizing their smart phone’s camera, their images and videos library quickly swells up, and before you know it, they got thousand of photos and videos to deal with. Now you are tasked with creating individual folders in order to organize your photo collection.

Luckily, new photo organizing software has made it easier to organize all your private content. However, you do have to play your part in organizing them. The following set of steps will guide you on how to properly organize your photos and videos:

Setup correct data and time on your camera:

Setting up the correct date and time may be a pain at first, but once you go through the process, it’s worth the effort.  Your photos will automatically be organized according to the data and time they were taken on.

Delete junk images as soon as you take them:

To successfully complete this step, you need to tell yourself that not all images are perfect. Those images which you believe are less important should be deleted right away. Bad photos will just get in the way of good ones, making it harder for you to find that perfect shot. Once you make a habit of this, you’ll thank yourself years later for taking the best photos.

Create sub-folders for better photo album management:

Create a folder with the month and date, within that folder create sub-folders mentioning the events taken place during that month. For example little league, wedding, birthday party etc. This way, you should be able to sort out your images quickly.

Regularly backup your photos:

Always make sure that you have a backup of your photos. They should ideally be stored in two places, ideally one in external drives and one in your hard-drive. If one system fails, at least you have a backup lying in a different place. Additionally, you can setup a one drive or Google drive folder on your computer which will automatically backup your photos without you having to manually do anything. Both Google drive and one drive offer users up to 15 GB of free space, so it recommended that you choose the best photos to backup, as you have limited space to work with.

Print your best photos regularly or at least annually:

Choose your best photographs and print them then save them in your photo album. That’s because, digital photos don’t last forever, and sooner or later, you could end up losing them by some unfortunate event. However, a photo album can be stored away in the basement, and could be accessed and viewed 100 or 200 years from now. In a nutshell, there no replacement for a photograph printed on card stock, one which you can hold and see without worrying about its format compatibility.

Encrypt your sensitive photos regularly:

There are some photos which cannot be shared with others, those perhaps containing explicit or intimate content. For such photographs it is recommended that you password protect and encrypt them using folder encryption software.

Summary:

Your photos are your link to the past. They are the testaments of all the events that happened in our lifetime. One day you will die, but your memories will always be alive in the form of photos.

 

About Irfan Ali

Irfan Ali
I am technology enthusiast who loves blogging about smart phones, laptops and everything that goes beep.

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