YOURS FREE! 10 crucial steps most people miss when organizing their digital photos

Most people want to just organize their digital pictures and ignore these crucial steps right at the beginning...when they are shooting and transferring their digital pictures. Then they wonder why they can't organize their digital photos! Avoid most people's mistakes and start on the right track!

Organize Baby Pictures – is it really different?

baby pictureIf your criterion for organizing pictures is events and you have a baby, you will soon discover that your folder structure doesn’t support baby pictures well. If I want to use “events” as the criterion, then all my baby pictures folders would read something like 06_06_15-home or 06_06_17-park . I would have hundreds of folders like that in the first year for my daughter. This doesn’t really make much sense and would create lots of problems when trying to look for specific pictures.

Add another layer of folders for each month

My baby daughter was changing very, very, very quickly…so I was taking pictures every day for at least the first six months. So, I quickly realized that I would have to go one level deeper in my folder structure. It seemed very natural that I would add an extra layer of folders for each month. So, my folders look like the example below. You can easily notice that I have added an extra layer of folders for each month. I believe the easiest thing you can do is to add another sub-for each month as illustrated below. This way it will be a lot easier to locate your pictures later.

baby pictures organization

Assuming that you’re relying on folders alone for your organization…what can you do to help your folder structure cope with a new flood of pictures? This article will give you some help in that direction.

»My Pictures
» Child's_name
  »2006
    »2006-07-first-weeks
      »2006-07-14-birth
      »2006-07-15-hospital
      »2006-07-16-going-home
      »2006-07-17-at-home
      »2006-07-18-sleeping
    »2006-08-one-month
      »2006-08-14-one-month-birthday
      »2006-08-15-park-day
    »2006-09-two-months
      »2006-09-14-two-months-today
  »2007
    »2007-01-five-months
      »2007-01-14-five-months-today
      »2007-01-18-cold-outside
    »2007-02-six-months
      »2007-01-14-studio-pictures
  »Videos
    »2006
    »2007

Create a separate folder for your videos

Another thing that you will do for sure is to take lots of videos. Personally, I was taking a lot more pictures than videos, so I only created a video sub-folder for each year. Also notice the Videos folder that contains all the videos. For these, I have decided that one folder for the year is enough since I may be taking only a few videos a week. If you happen to have lots and lots of videos, you might consider adding sub-folders for each month as well.

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