In the digital age we live in today, it’s difficult to manage all your photos, spanning from your smartphone, Facebook, Instagram, and laptop. By now, you probably have a photo collection that’s swelling to the tens of thousands. So, how can you get the situation under control and organize your digital photos? Well, take a look at the tips below to find out:

Delete the Unnecessary Pictures – “JUST DO IT!”

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It is rather hard to confess, but not every photo is precious or worth saving. Of course, taking tons of pictures in the moment does promise you will end up with ONE good picture. However, once you find that perfect one, don’t hesitate to delete the other rather worthless ones. So, transfer all pictures from every device to your desktop, edit the best ones, and ditch the others that are blurry or flawed. Trust me, you won’t miss them.

Create a Folder System on Your Laptop – Make the Task EasierDigital photos library

One of the best ways to organize your photos is to sort them according to DATE rather than event. You can set up a folder system to manage the photos. For instance, you can start with monthly folders and then add event subfolders within them, like “California Vacation”. If you want to simplify the process, you can install a photo editing/organizing software application, like Google Picasa. This app sorts photos chronologically. Therefore, make sure your camera’s date is always correct.

Make the Best Shots Easy to Find – Highlight, Tag, or Add Keywords

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Google Picasa and other photo organization software applications enable users to highlight the best shots via keywords or tags. This makes it easy to find the best pictures via search at any given time. You can also tag them “to print” or star your favorites. This also ensures you never lose track of your best display pictures for Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Back Up Everything – Never Lose Albums or Digital Photos Again

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With cloud storage becoming increasingly popular, most people store and back up their photos online. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t store your pictures elsewhere. Of course, high-quality photo files are large and could take up a lot of space on your hard drive. But you can consider using a plug-in external hard drive to back up all images as a secondary backup plan.

Tell your story with Arkiver

So, now that you are familiar with the above-mentioned tips, sorting out all your digital photos won’t be a problem especially with Arkiver! We make memory storage simple and effortless, Arkiver is for all types of memories, not just photos and videos. Write notes, add quotes, record audio, upload documents and use descriptions to capture the full stories. With Arkiver storing your most cherished memories can be as simple as the click of a button!

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Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.