It’s estimated that over 1.2 trillion digital photos were taken in 2017, and, of those, only a tiny fraction were ever organized by the photographer. With increasing numbers of snapshots floating about on cloud drives and in phone memory, should we even bother cleaning them up? We think so!
Here are some things to consider while deciding whether or not to get your photos in order.
What fun is taking hundreds of pictures if you have no way to easily go back and look at them?
Simply take a few moments at the end of each day to back up and organize your photos and you’ll quickly find that it’s much easier than spending hours at a time rotating sideways images. Once you get in the habit of doing this you’ll never go back. If that’s too much, consider setting up automatic backups for your digital moments, so they are saved by date.
Protecting Your Images
Graduations, anniversaries, and other once-in-a-lifetime events are all captured in your digital photos. It makes sense that you would want to protect them and pass them down to your children. By storing them on an external hard drive in addition to having them on the cloud you can rest assured knowing that your precious memories are safe and securely backed up, ready to access whenever you need them.
Another advantage of having your digital images in order is how easy it then becomes to create shareable memories. Photo albums, personalized mugs and other keepsakes can quickly be created when you know exactly how to find those special moments.
Keeping your images neatly categorized on your computer makes sharing them with family and friends more convenient. Uploading to places like Facebook or Instagram becomes a breeze when your photos are neat and tidy.
Really sitting down and taking the time to save the photographs you like, purge the ones you don’t and put them all in some sort of order can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It will give you the opportunity to go back and relive some of those amazing memories you captured with a “click”.