My little one is almost 2 now. I know I am being dramatic she still has 3 wonderful months until then. While I love taking pictures and putting them on facebook for friends and family to see that is where my digital picture sorting has stopped.
Now that I am mostly done with Doctoral classes (Don’t worry I still have my dissertation to complete) I thought it was time to start sorting.
After asking on facebook what friends and family thought I landed on Flicker. The reasons being:
- One terabyte of storage
- Multiple Folders
- Multiple Tagging
There are some thing I am not sure of yet but I am learning as I am upload. So how many pictures did I take over the past 2 years? About 7,000! Yeah about 10 a day.
The Sort Has Begone
I started by putting the pictures in folders by year. Then I took all the pictures and tried to sort them into folders that fit one of the descriptions. Such as Christmas, park, and friends. I even have a Charlie The Cavalier and blogging folder. Just so you know you can only upload 200 pictures at a time to flicker. So making each folder 200 or less is helpful for the next step.
Then the upload began. After signing into flicker I started uploading each folder one at a time. During the upload you can change the names of the pictures that are better than the random numbers that are assigned to the pictures I have now. You can also add pictures to many folders and tag them.
After uploading all 7,000 I then did some more sorting and tagging. Now I can can watch slide shows and share the photos.
I also should mention my husband loves to have digital redundant copies of EVERYTHING. I call him a digital pack rack with is better than a hoarder.
In the future when I take pictures I hope to folder then right away to make this process simpler.
Here is a canvas print that we did with Easy Canvas Prints. The pictures is hanging at my parents house on a plate rack. Easy Canvas Prints were easy to do. All do did was take you picture and go though the simple steps. They ship the product right to the door. I live 3 hours from my parents so I had this shipped right to their house.
How do you sort your pictures? What pictures do you print?
The Easy Canvas Print is a sponsored part of this post. All opinions are my own.