One of my recent successes has been to cut down my digital photos from roughly 15,800 to 8,050. I first got a digital camera in 2006, so this was almost 2500 photos per year I had squirreled away. Not including, of course, the disastrous times my laptop crashed and I lost a chunk covering several months. (Worryingly this has happened more than once!) So here’s….
How to Streamline your Digital Photos
- Collect all your digital images into one place – look in all your folders, facebook download, family and friends pictures.
- Add the date taken.
- Organise into folders – I did this by date taken, and used “year-mon – description”
- Delete pictures that are blurry, have nothing of interest in them, are unattractive – these are easy decisions.
- Identify what is a reasonable number of pictures to have – I decided 500 per year – use folder properties to give you a count.
- Go through and reduce duplicates.
I’ve decided to create photobooks of the best images, with 24 pages per year (my first book will cover 2007-2012). My next challenge is to go through the very bulky photo albums of printed pictures to downsize those..