6 Ways to Organize Photos of Any Kind

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How to organize photos

Gone are the days when taking a picture was much difficult than storing or organizing them. The world we are living in today, it is exactly the opposite. Taking pictures is much easier than organizing & storing. Digital cameras have made our lives simpler and better. Taking a picture is just a matter of click. But, when it comes to organizing them, most of us are not good at it. The best way to organize pictures is to follow a regular routine depending on the frequency at which you click. If you take a lot of pictures, then you must organize them too often as compared to the one who clicks once in blue moon. If you find it difficult how to organize photos, the tips listed below might just help you.

Time and Place

Photo organization is a regular routine that you must follow.  As and when you see that you've got enough pictures to sort and organize, set aside a time to do it. In this time make sure you are uninterrupted so that you can concentrate on your task. Depending on how many photographs you have, it can be a time consuming task to organize them. At times you may have to devote an extra session to finish organizing them. Look for a place that gives you enough space to sit and sort photo prints.

Collect all the Photos you have

It is when you have loads and loads of photo prints kept at various places in the house. You may find these prints in every closet, nook, and table drawers where they have been accumulating. Don't forget the portrait extras and smaller photos from holidays or school pictures. Every single photo in the house should be right in front of you.

Sort Chronologically

The best way to sort pictures is go chronological. Group picture by year and just when you finish grouping them by year, sort them month wise. And if you don't remember when was the picture takes, or if your photos do not have timestamps, just make a wild guess and sort.

Categorize them

It is yet another very simple way to organize pictures. Sort all your pictures into groups categorized. Groups like Family, friends, vacation, school kids, graduation, grand parents etc. But if there is a picture who overlaps in two or more categories, sorting it through might get difficult. Probably that's why it isn't a popular way to organize photos.

Label

Once you have sorted pictures and have stored them in envelops, label each picture. You can label them by names of people in the picture, date / event and location. Use a pen which is specifically made to label pictures. Using ordinary pen might damage your picture. Labeling pictures makes it easier for your kids & other family members to identify people in the photos.

Delete

One of the biggest disadvantage of digital pictures and digital cameras is that you tend to click hell lot of pictures.  Just follow that golden rule that you don't have keep every photo that you click. Make sure you delete all blur, un-sharp, dull and dark pictures. Preserve and keep the best shots. This will considerably cut down on the pile you have and make your photo organizing tasks a lot easier. Delete all duplicates and multiple shots. The problem with most of us is that we at times shoot in burst mode, but don't delete the rest of the pictures.

Bonus Tip: Start organizing if you haven't yet

Most of the times, just looking at the piles of photos to sort or organize, you might realize where to start from. We would suggest you not to think too much and just begin from anywhere. If you are organizing digital photos, then start from any photo folder on your computer. Or if you are organizing the photo prints, then start from any lot.

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