Category: Organize Pictures

How to change digital photos’ date and time

Many times these days, digital photos come without metadata.  Image metadata contains the date when the picture was taken along with useful location information. However, images downloaded from Facebook, Pintrest or messaging applications on our phones do not have any original metadata.  This is normally a good thing since we don’t want GPS location information to appear on the internet tied to our pictures.  However, if someone texts you a picture, especially containing family members, you would want to know the date when the picture was taken and maybe the location.  Well, it’s not there…so you need to fix it yourself. Read on to learn how to change a photo’s date and time.

How to configure Google Backup and Sync to automatically upload your selected pictures to Google Photos

Google Backup & Sync is the recent combination of Google Drive and Google Photos Desktop Uploader into one product. Since Google Photos is using Google Drive storage space, it makes complete sense to combine both into one application. It surprises me however, how much both Google and Microsoft are copying Apple when it comes to managing people’s media. The much publicized iCloud feature that synchronizes media on all your Apple devices has just showed up in Google….but a bit different and still confusing and difficult to set up. Now you can synchronize multiple devices with your Google Drive storage space. Should you do it? My answer is no…for the most part! However, you can use Google Backup & Sync in a very useful way.

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.

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.

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.

Everything you need to know about Picasa metadata

Image metadata has been around for a long time. Standards for image metadata however have been trying to keep pace with consumers’ appetite for digital content. As a consequence, image metadata standards have been in flux for a while. It has been very difficult for software makers to adapt both to new standards and customer demands as the two are almost always out of sync.

The good, the bad and the ugly of Apple’s iPhoto and Photo Stream

icon_iphotoThe Apple World Wide Developers Conference has come and gone. It was awesome! Lots of new and refreshed mobile products and laptops. In the midst of the presentation there were lots of things about updates to Mac OS including Photo Stream and iPhotos. Great things overall, but there is always one important assumption when using Apple software. Read on about the good, the bad and the ugly of Photo Stream and iPhotos.

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