Managing your Digital Photographs

You have clicked numerous photographs and have a large collection of them in your computer and the albums that you have printed so that you don’t have to switch on the system every time you want to have a view of the photos you have clicked. In earlier times one had to stock all the photographs in an album and al the negatives had to be stored in boxes for future development or records. With the advent of Digital images its been quite easy to store all the photographs on the hard disk of a computer moreover with the availability of secure online space one doesn’t have to really make use of the hard disk and can easily store all the photographs online from where they can be accessed from any part of the world.

Its not so simple to store al the images at one place as it looks in the first instance. You need to have a proper back up for the images that have been stored. Unless there is a proper back up there is a risk of loosing all the hard earned moments captured after years of toil. Images need respect while you are storing them just like the photo albums and the negatives that were stored with utmost care.

Make sure that you download only clear images from your camera. Delete all blurry images as soon as you find them n the camera. Downloading them into the computer will only mean adding clutter to the already overworked computer. Download images into the computer frequently as this will only help you to manage the photographs in a better way. You can easily label them and store them in their respective folders. This will also help you to keep your camera memory card empty and ready fro the next shoot. Make sure you have a specific location on the computer to download and save all the images it will help you in organizing them in a better way. Even if you have to find a particular image after 2-3 years it will be quite easy fro you to locate theta image. Take care to have a back up on an external hard drive in case your computer develops a technical snag.

Label the subfolders with the year that they have been shot and try using names that give a clear description of the images stored in the particular folder. Keep your personal photographs separate from the ones that you intend to use commercially. Label all the photographs with a descriptive tag and make sure anyone who sees the tag knows what to expect once the photograph is opened.

Organizing your photographs online or on a local machine is not too difficult you just need to have a will to do that. Sure enough keeping the photographs in an organized manner is going to pay dividends to you in future.

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