All those who use a Macbook are so used to working and operating on this platform that working on any other makes it a tedious process. But organizing photos in a Mac is a pretty straightforward procedure if you understand the basics of it.
Clicking pictures of special events or everyday mundane things can sometimes take a lot of time in organizing it. The sheer volume can be quite overwhelming, but following these basic steps will help you in organizing them.
1. There are many ways of organizing photos and albums in a way which will make it easy to locate and use later. The basic and simplest way is to pay attention while naming photos or giving title to albums. For example, naming a folder “Birthday Bash” is not a good idea. Try naming it “Sam’s birthday, London Dec 2011”, and you will find that it is easier for you to search it based on three parameters – Person, Event, Location and Time.
2. You can organize photos using iPhoto which is a basic photo organizing and editing program which comes with all Macbooks. This is a user-friendly way of organizing your albums and photos.
3. A popular editing cum organizing tool is Aperture (latest version is Aperture 3). It is also “nondestructive” in nature, which means that the enhancements or changes you make to your picture are stored in the Aperture library and not applied directly to the image files, which are kept safe and untouched as “master” images. It is also a very powerful cataloguing tool.
4. Another way of editing and organizing your photos in a Macbook is by using Lightroom – which is also touted as Adobe’s answer to Aperture.
5. Picasa, which was till now considered one of the best free software for Windows, has also ventured into the Mac world. It’s photo-enhancing properties are also good, definitely not at par with Aperture or Photoshop, but still pretty good for a free application which even a layman can use.
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