If 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_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.
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.