Lately, we have shifted more and more towards digital photography. We no longer capture photos on reels that take forever to process and we get to witness our masterpiece weeks after it has been taken, in fact, today photography is all about pointing and capturing the moment and immediately checking what the photo looks like. With this ease of analyzing photographs from the moment they are taken or while they are being taken, we have started to indulge more and more into photography.
We have photos as a proof of every defining moment of our life. As the photographs pile on, we are faced with an issue of how we can store them. Fortunately, it no longer involves purchasing albums and the photos can be digitally stored easily. But with all the clutter that we create with the digital photos, it is easy to lose data or misplace it.
Following are tips to effectively manage and organize your digital photos:
Import Photos Regularly
Depending on how often you take photographs, make it a habit to import it into your computer. We have many sources of digital photographs, including smartphones, social media platforms, camera, and much more. You need to create and maintain a repository where you can back up all your photographs from these different sources. When you are importing your photos for the first time, set a standard naming convention that you will follow consistently. Tag special events and categorize photographs.
You can make use of any photo application to import the files. Considering all PCs, irrespective of the OS they run on, offer a default application that can not only import and store the photos but allows you to carry out basic edits on the photograph.
Create Back Ups
Once your digital photo vanishes, it is gone forever. Data can be lost due to many reasons, crashing of your hard disk, corruption of the information, etc. Thus, it is imperative that you create back-ups of your photographs. Normally, creating a backup on an external hard disk is a good practice but nothing can beat the good ol’ trick of burning the photos on a CD or DVD. Also, if you have a stable internet connection, you can also create backups on cloud-based storage accounts. However, paying for extra space on the cloud can be quite inconvenient for some.
Print the Pictures
You may have secured your photos on the cloud or DVD, and imported them all on your laptop, but there is a nostalgic joy in getting the photographs printed. Printing the photographs of your choice and putting it in a frame gives you the chance to encounter the moment as a tangible reality. When you have a print of the photograph, it ceases to be just a file composed of pixels; rather it becomes a real experience that you have lived or captured.
These tricks will ensure that you never lose your precious moments frozen into a photograph.
Marshall Lyne is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at www.norton.com/setup.