Sort Digital

Organizing digital photos may seem daunting, but once you become familiar with a system, it’s easy to maintain. Check out our sorting tips.

  • Get photos off your camera’s memory card as soon as possible.
  • Sort photos by person, year, or event.
  • Once your photos are on your computer, tag them. Most photo organization programs have this option.
  • If you don’t have tagging capabilities, use the file name a a way to label the photo. Rename “IMG0027″ “Soccer Team” to make it more identifiable.
  • If you duplicate a photo and convert it to black-and-white, add an identifying factor to the end of its name, like “bw,” to make it easier to sport which photo to print.
  • If you have a laptop, label your photos while watching TV or sitting on a plane.
Have printed photos you need to organize? See our tips here. 

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  1. I’d say copy the photos from the memory card but leave a set on the memory card if you have room for it. I leave my photos on the card after I put them on the computer UNTIL I back them up on a second hard drive. My computer crashed the other day and I hadn’t backed up photos in a month. If I hadn’t kept the original photos on the memory card, I would have lost all my Christmas pictures.

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