Streamline your digital photo organization in 2 steps

Being able to summarize and simplify a complex process is not a simple task. However, when you can explain something complex in simple terms, the result is powerful. My STORE system for organizing digital photos is the simplest way to tackle this complex task of organizing all your digital media from all these sources. This article contains a simplified summary for the “O” which stands for Organize in my STORE system for digital photo organization.

5 misleading myths about organizing your digital media

Software makers spend lots of money on marketing trying to convince you that their software will solve all your digital media organization problems. They claim to even solve problems you don’t even have. Over the years I have answered so many questions about things that are simply not true about organizing your media. They are myths. Read on about the five most common myths about organizing your media.

How to ensure your scheduled backup is working under Windows 10

Like many of you, I have upgraded recently to Windows 10, since the upgrade is free for the first year. Soon after however, I have noticed that my nightly photo and media backup has stopped working. Since backing up my photos automatically is crucial for my peace of mind I became concerned because my backup software (SyncBack) kept showing error in the backup status. So, I started investigating…and found the answer.

6 steps to move away from Photos on your Mac

Apple’s newest Photos and the old iPhoto are probably the only photo management applications left that take your photos captive. Apple, in their quest for simplicity has never trusted you, the user, to learn how to do things the right way…so it makes decisions for you. Granted, some of these decisions are good, but if you want to make any changes, you simply can’t. Therefore, if you want to move from Photos to any other photo manager, Apple makes it very difficult, but not impossible. Read on to find out how to move away from Photos on your Mac.

How to prepare for and automate your digital photo transfer process

Transferring digital photos seems like a very simple operation. Most photographers think that they just plug in their camera and then just transfer their pictures from their camera to their computer. However, they don’t know where the new photos are on their computer and they do not know how to find them. When they need to organize their digital pictures they are very confused and frustrated. Read on to find out a few simple steps to prepare and automate your transfer digital photos.

4 important camera settings that will greatly help you keep your digital photos organized

Most people think that shooting photos doesn’t have anything to do with being able to organize your digital photos effectively. However, I found that there are a few important settings you can make on your camera which will help you greatly once you transfer those beautiful photos to your computer. If you miss them, on the other hand, your task to keep your photos organized will become more difficult. Read on about three camera settings that can help you keep your photos organized.

The essential guide to photo metadata

There is so much talk these days about image metadata. And for good reason, since metadata is at the heart of any system for organizing your digital photos. However, there are only two categories and only two sources of metadata. Understanding these basic aspects of image metadata will help you stay focused on the important things when organizing your digital photos. Read on to understand the only two sources of image metadata.

Organize your hobby photos with two simple steps

Many of us have hobbies that bring pleasure and satisfaction to our lives. Whether is gardening, classic cars, sports or quilting, hobbies take our time and effort but give us lots of satisfaction. Because we are very involved in our hobbies, we love taking pictures for our hobbies. We collect digital photos from everywhere, and we take many photos ourselves. You might have thousands of digital photos about your hobby, but how do you organize your hobby photos? How do you keep all these photos organized and separate from your other photos? Read on to find out how to organize your hobby photos.

Interview with travel photographer Tim Makins

He has visited 136 different countries, and all 7 of the 7 continents. Had breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York. Hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu (twice!). Bare-back riding on elephants – just him and the elephant. Been in a Space Shuttle trainer, touched a Saturn 5 rocket. Slept on a deserted desert islands. Been arrested and interrogated by Russian police (falsely !). Short of breath deep in the tunnels of the Potosi silver mines. Panned for gold in the Brazilian jungle, and found some. Climbed to 16,300 feet in Nepal, 17,500 feet in India. This is just a brief list of what Tim Makins has been able to do as a freelance travel photographer. Tim is always traveling, and I really mean always; every single day. Recently, I had the privilege of asking Tim some questions about travel photography. So keep reading my interview with travel photographer Tim Makins.

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