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The S.T.O.R.E system for organizing digital pictures.
Here’s my story…the short version
I’m a dad and soon after my first child was born I became completely overwhelmed by how many pictures I was taking. I couldn’t find any of the pictures, and every day when I would transfer new pictures to my computer…well I just piled them somewhere without any sort of organization. I was lost!
Over the years, after reading and trying everything, I have developed the simplest and most efficient system for organizing my digital photos. I call it the S.T.O.R.E system because it covers everything from shooting pictures to exporting your pictures.
Today my wife and I have thousands of pictures…actually more than 95,000 pictures and videos. Yep, that’s right, ninety five thousand pictures and videos! (See the latest count here)
The cool thing is that today I know where everything is and when I transfer new pictures…well, they go where they are supposed to go. My wife knows all that too because it all makes sense! Awesome! (Read the long version of my story here)
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