Where to start your digital photo organizing journey

Digital photos have a habit of spiraling out of control. Thanks to modern technology, it’s easy to take as many pictures as we desire. Unfortunately, it’s also easy to lose these photos, as devices go missing and storage passwords get lost.

This is why you need to organize them, but that task can be boring at best and intimidating and overwhelming at worst. Take a look at these tips to get you started on your journey, and you should find that the whole process becomes much more straightforward.

Decide what you want to achieve

Why do you want to organize your digital photos? Perhaps you want to be able to send them to friends and family or view a slideshow together with your nearest and dearest. Or maybe you just want a reliable record of all your pics. Decide on your objectives before you begin.

Map out your current storage

Where are you currently storing your photos? Make a note of all the different storage locations you are using — include everything from cloud storage locations to old phones at the back of the closet.

Collect all your devices and equipment, and put them all together

Make sure all your storage locations and devices are accessible and easy to find. Get all the SIM cards, USBs, external drives, mobile devices, tablets, and anything else you might be using to store photos and put them in one place. Ensure that all the charging equipment you need — and any passwords or usernames — are also stored with them.

Organizing your photos doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Just start with a clear objective, and be diligent in making a note of all your locations. You’ll find that the whole process becomes so much easier.

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