The other day, my son went on the big slide.
While Daddy spotted his ascent, I pulled out my phone and played with him from behind the camera.
I can hear it now: “Of course you got a great shot,” you say.
“You’re a professional.”
I get that a lot.
But here’s the thing: Even professionals take lots of “meh” photos, some really awful ones, and some hilariously weird ones.
Out of the 20 photos saved on my phone, one of which I loved in the end, I chose 3 as keepers.
These 3 will stay in my archive. The others? Bye-bye.
Are you drowning in pictures?
You are not alone.
Our phones, computers, and cameras are full of images that we’ve taken…
Some of which we have never even looked at! You have to take a lot of pictures to get a few really good ones, but that can seem like a bad idea when you’re already swimming in a sea of old photos. The solution?
Get Organized: Take Control of Your Digital Photos
No matter how far gone your image collection may seem—unintelligible file names, photos without dates, too many images clogging up your hard drive—this article from PC Magazine talks about a few basic strategies that will help you find and share the photos you want easily.
What software should I be using?
Google does it again.
Google photos is the easiest and most recommended way for you to manage your personal photo collection. (And no, I don’t get a commission for saying that!)
This article from Stuff walks you through the tips and tricks you need to get the most out of Google’s photo-storage-and-sharing app, from the very basic to the more advanced.
- Upload all your photos to the cloud
- Set them to automatically back up in the future
- Make basic edits and adjustments
- Track down specific pictures in seconds