The best way to capture beautiful moments is through a camera lens. It’ll ensure that your memory will stay intact with you for the rest of your life. However, finding just one picture among them becomes a daunting task when you have thousands of photos. Not to forget that it’ll be time-consuming as well.
In such a situation, having organized files and folders on your device can become a life saviour. You’ll know exactly which photograph is located where. So, you’ll save time and energy. Moreover, it is not as difficult as you might have imagined.
So, if you want to learn how to organize all the pictures like a pro, keep reading!
Organize Your Photos? Here’s How To Do It Like A Pro
Collect All The Pictures
First of all, you need to collect all the pictures in a single place. To begin with, create a temporary folder on your PC or Mac and move all the images in there. To locate the pictures on your device, search “JPG,” and you’ll find all the places where you have saved the photographs. Don’t forget to copy all the pictures from your smartphone, camera, or external hard drive.
Note: You can also search your email to find any image attached or take pictures from your social media accounts.
Storage And Backup
Once you have collected all the pictures, select the method to store the images. There are plenty of options available to keep all the photos safely. For instance, you can use an external hard drive or USB. If you are a Mac or iPhone user, you can use smart albums or iCloud. Similarly, PC and Android users can store pictures in Google photos.
If the number of pictures is less, you can keep it on the PC or Mac as well. Nonetheless, it is essential to create a backup of all your photographs before storing them.
Create Main Folders
After selecting the storage method, you need to create main folders to organize the pictures. This is the most crucial step. Thus it would be best if you think wisely. Generally, there are the following ways to create folders:
● Create folders with Year
● Create folders with Names
● Create folders for different Phases of Life (such as college, high school, first job)
● Create folders for Special Occasions
● Create folders for Social Media Accounts
It will help in organizing all the pictures effortlessly. For instance, you can name folders such as “2015,” “2016,” “2017,” and so on. Or you can name folders such as “Mom’s Birthday,” “My 18th Birthday,” “2019 Prom Night,” “Hawaii Vacation,” etc.
This way, when you are looking for a particular picture, you’ll know in which folder it will be. To make the organizing even more effective, you can create different folders or add colours to the folders within the “year” folder. Also, this way, you can delete the unwanted and repetitive folders and save some space on your device.
It might sound a bit confusing, but you’ll find it very easy to do when you start organizing. Nonetheless, it would be best if you were consistent with organizing. Regularly saving the picture and creating backup will ensure that you don’t face any future problems. Moreover, it’ll also help in improving your organizing skills. So, what are you waiting for? Start decluttering now!