New Ways To Share Your Photo Memories


Visit ScanMyPhotos.com and the newly enhanced online photo ordering to instantly design photo greeting cards, 5×7″ folded cards, photo albums, pictures and more.

JUST ADDED

My projects aways saved and backed up
This exciting new feature is the ultimate safety net for you. “My Projects” is a new tab that lets you create any specialty photo product order. Your new “project” is also automatically created. These projects remain available on the “My Projects” page until you place an order. Then, the order automatically moves to your ScanMyPhotos.com shopping cart or you can choose to delete the project. This added convenience is a safe haven when you are working on a photo book, but can’t finish it right now, or if you accidentally exit the browser, or your PC crashes. It’s not a problem. Just log back into your account and resume your photo book by going to the “My Projects” page. Your project contains a virtual second-by-second snap-shot of all your specialty products’ work in process. When you return, your project will be just as you left it . No need to save your projects – we do that instantly and in real time for you.

Easy photo sharing
Sharing is automatic and a smart way to keep people in touch with you and your photo memories. Now, it is super easy. Instantly share your photos and projects with friends and family. You can create a ScanMyPhotos.com calendar or poster of this season’s soccer team and share it with other parents. Share your family photo book with your relatives and with any other ScanMyPhotos.com member or non-member. Anyone viewing your projects can modify the photo projects that they see. They can move a photo from their son’s first bicycle ride from November to January and leave other photos alone. Only their project will reflect that change and then they can instantly order custom photo calendars and other photo products directly from the ScanMyPhotos.com photo lab service with same business day fulfillment.

How to design your own photo album
Say you took hundreds of photos during your recent cruise. But, you are “design challenged” and are unsure how to share and print your pictures. You can share your photos with a friend or best yet, a teenage relative who is tech-savvy. They can view your photos and instantly design the custom photo album that you order at ScanMyPhotos.com It’s that easy and fast. But, whenever you encounter any challenges, use the 24/7 ScanMyPhotos.com Live Support help desk to instantly solve any questions. If you have an upcoming 50th wedding anniversary in your family and had us scan thousands of special photo memories, share them with your distribution list. Each recipient can view and organize the photos in chronological order and create custom themed photo albums using the same template on each page. Or, you can change the font, style and design and make this a family-wide project. Everyone can help design and edit the photo book, even if they are located thousand of miles apart.

More unique photo gift ideas
Make photo posters, collage enlargements, Kodak-quality reprints, photo calendars, folded photo cards, bordered prints and photo books. Order the finished products at ScanMyPhotos.com and share samples with your family and friends. ScanMyPhotos.com fulfills all your orders with instant, same business day service.

Folded photo greeting cards
See all the new 5×7″ folded greeting card choices at ScanMyPhotos.com. We have generic and year-round themed portrait and landscape template designs and beautiful ideas on how to create the most memorable card ever! And, it is less costly and more personal then buying store bought cards.

Learn more, click here

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Nearly 80 percent of adults wanted consumer electronics as holiday gifts, according to CEA survey

Consumer electronics products continue to top the holiday wish lists of adults and teens, resulting in 3.5 percent projected growth in fourth quarter industry shipments over last year, according to new research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Consumer electronics comprise four of the top 10 items on adults’ holiday gift wish lists, with computers coming in second behind peace and happiness. Televisions, video game systems, and cell phones also made the top 10.

  Nearly 80 percent of adults expressed interest in receiving a consumer electronics product as a gift this holiday season, an increase of four points from last year. Meanwhile, 84 percent of teens want to receive a CE product this year, up 8 percent from 2007.

  “There remains a robust desire for consumer electronics and this category continues to be the bright light during these dark economic times,” said Tim Herbert, CEA senior director of market research. “CE devices have become integrated into the everyday lives of consumers. No matter what your current economic situation, you can find a CE product to fit any holiday budget.”

  Consumers plan on spending a total of $1,437 this holiday season on everything from gifts to food to decorations, according to the survey. That number is down nearly $200 from last year as consumers cite cost of living increases and economic concerns as reasons for cutting back. While consumers are planning to spend less this holiday season, they’re actually preparing to spend more on consumer electronics. Twenty-eight percent of the total holiday budget is being allocated for CE purchases, an increase of 6 percent from last holiday.

  “Certainly with the recession in the early 1990s and the burst of the dot-com bubble, consumers spent less of their discretionary income on consumer electronics,” said Shawn DuBravac, CEA economist. “However, there has been a change in sentiment as consumers now view CE as a necessity rather than a luxury. Although this year’s projected fourth quarter growth is down from last year, discretionary spending on consumer electronics is at an all-time high.”

  The “15th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study” also tracked the gifts consumers are planning on giving their friends and family this holiday. Video game systems topped the list, followed by digital cameras, portable mp3 players, and DVD players. Video games also top the “wow factor” list as consumers feel it will make a great gift. High-definition TVs come in a close second.

  Two-thirds of consumers say they’ll use coupons and spend more time shopping around for bargains. Half also plan on using cash this holiday, instead of putting purchases on their credit card. However, four in 10 plan on using some form of credit. The study also found retailers should make the most out of their advertising dollars. Half of consumers say coupons and circulars in the Sunday newspaper are useful, while 45 percent say television commercials are effective.

 

[source: PMAI.org]

A New Way to View and Share Your Scanned Photos

All New Photo Experience: Just for you from ScanMyPhotos.com.  Our redesigned online photo and photo gift service is ready for your visit right now.  The ScanMyPhotos.com PhotoCentral 3 is the exciting new, improved online service from ScanMyPhotos that lets you View, Edit, Share, Print and Archive your digital photos. PhotoCentral 3 features an all-new, tabbed interface that simplifies navigation and online ordering. Orders are ready in minutes at our Orange County, California retail photo center, or mailed back the same business day. The hundreds of unique products and features from our retail photo kiosks are now easy to load onto your computer. In minutes, you design super-easy photo scrap booking pages, wall-art, photo calendars, photo books, photo greeting cards and hundred of other innovative and extraordinary products to share and save your photo memories.

UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS

Upload your photos to our site, create albums to order prints from or share with others. It’s the quick and easy way to let others view your photos of family and friends or that special occasion, such as a wedding, vacation or birthday.

PRINT YOUR PHOTOS

Choose the photos you want to print, what size and quantity you want. Hit send and your order is sent to our Irvine, California headquarters for processing. All orders received by 2PM Pacific Time will be printed the same day.

Everyone loves to share their pictures. But not everyone is as careful with your prints as you are. You want to protect them for years to come. Don’t worry! Prints from ScanMyPhotos are coated with KODAK XTRALIFEtmlamination to be especially durable. Real KODAK pictures with XTRALIFEtm lamination are waterproof. Just wiped the water off — no damage to the quality of the picture. So fingerprints, smudges, liquids, and even mustard will wipe right off.

PHOTO PRODUCTS

PHOTO BOOKS: Create custom Photo Books to tell your story in a fun way that is ideal for both presentation and preservation of your memories. You choose the page layout from many different templates, add text and edit your photos. Don’t just show your photos, tell the story with them instead. Great for photos from weddings, vacations, parties or just for fun!

PHOTO GREETING CARDS: Photo greeting cards are a great way to share your photos. Custom cards for every occasion and holiday. Create the traditional one-sided 4×8 photo card or all new custom 5×7 folded cards with your photos and your custom text. Its like having your own greeting card company at your fingertips. Envelopes are included with every order and cards are as low as 59 cents per card.

EDIT YOUR PHOTOS

Our new store lets you crop, zoom, pan, grayscale, and antique your online photos. You can even remove red-eye with one button click. You can undo any edits and even revert to the original photo at any time.

The new interface features a new WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) photo cropping tool that’s part of the Print Order page. You can now crop your photos, in the aspect ratio of the print size just ordered, without leaving the Print Order page.

SHARE, TAG & BLOG YOUR PHOTOS

You can share any album to a family member or friend with your customized message and even features an Address Book where you can define groups like My Friends, My Family, Baseball Mothers, etc… – you can share to everyone in any group with a single click.

You can specify the caption, people, event, date, place, and even rate your online photos. We call this photo tagging. And you can search your albums and albums shared to you for matches to these tags. It will display the found photos in a custom view – you can even save this view to a new album. And share it!

Album owners and their share recipients can add a running commentary to any photo in an album. We call them Yaks. And anytime a yak has been added to a photo, the owner and last yakker get notified by email. The recipient clicks a link in the email and gets sent directly to the yakked photo.

WINDOWS & MAC FRIENDLY

The look, the feel, and the fun of the new ScanMyPhotos are identical on Macintosh and Windows computers using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome.

IPHOTO & PICASA PLUG-INS

Download and install our all new iPhoto (Mac) or Picasa (PC) plug-in and you can export your photos from the two most popular photo organization programs directly to ScanMyPhotos. It’s free and easy. Edit the photos your way, upload only the photos you want and have them printed, instantly.

Entrepreneurs Support Barack Obama – ScanMyPhotos.com Joins American Businesses to Support Obama

Dear ScanMyPhotos.com customers:

Thank you for your ScanMyPhotos.com order to help preserve your special photo memories. Now, is the time to help protect our nation, the economy and commerce. Support presidential candidate Barack Obama.

As a passionate entrepreneur, for the past nearly two decades, my company has supported important civic and pro-commerce issues, including bringing 5,000 people to New York City to support commerce and the airlines after 9/11 (EPICCUSA.com) along with scores of other grassroots projects. Today, I am joining other entrepreneurs throughout the business world to take a rare political stand. Is it risky sending this message to our customers across the nation? No, because the message is too important.

ScanMyPhotos.com is urging you to join us and vote on November 4th

VOTE FOR BARACK OMABA – Click here to learn more


Science, Technology and Innovation for a New Generation

“Let us be the generation that reshapes our economy to compete in the digital age. Let’s set high standards for our schools and give them the resources they need to succeed. Let’s recruit a new army of teachers, and give them better pay and more support in exchange for more accountability. Let’s make college more affordable, and let’s invest in scientific research, and let’s lay down broadband lines through the heart of inner cities and rural towns all across America.”
— Barack Obama Presidential Announcement Speech in Springfield, IL
02/10/07

Please share this message with others. Share your views; we have by emailing thousands of nationwide customers along with posting this message on our

Tales from the World of Photo Scanning blog. –

Respectfully,

Mitch Goldstone
President & CEO
ScanMyPhotos.com

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ScanMyPhotos.com Online Photo Lab Services

Your Online Digital Print Photo Lab:
Turn your digital files into Kodak-quality prints

Prices:

4×6
20¢
5×7
$2.49
8×10
$5.24
8×12
$12.49
Photo Book
$26.25
4×8 Photo Card
as low as 59¢
5×7 Folded Photo Card
as low as 65¢
Suggested Resolutions:

4×6
800×1200
5×7
1000×1400
8×10
1600×2000
8×12
1600×2400

All New Photo Experience: Just for you, our redesigned online photo and photo gift service. PhotoCentral 3 is the exciting new, improved online service from ScanMyPhotos that lets you View, Edit, Share, Print and Archive your digital photos. PhotoCentral 3 features an all-new, tabbed interface that simplifies navigation and online ordering. Orders are ready in minutes at our Orange County, California retail photo center, or mailed back the same business day. The hundreds of unique products and features from our retail photo kiosks are now easy to load onto your computer. In minutes, you design super-easy photo scrap booking pages, wall-art, photo calendars, photo books, photo greeting cards and hundred of other innovative and extraordinary products to share and save your photo memories.

UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS

Upload your photos to our site, create albums to order prints from or share with others. It’s the quick and easy way to let others view your photos of family and friends or that special occasion, such as a wedding, vacation or birthday.

PRINT YOUR PHOTOS

Choose the photos you want to print, what size and quantity you want. Hit send and your order is sent to our Irvine, California headquarters for processing. All orders received by 2PM Pacific Time will be printed the same day.

Everyone loves to share their pictures. But not everyone is as careful with your prints as you are. You want to protect them for years to come. Don’t worry! Prints from ScanMyPhotos are coated with KODAK XTRALIFEtm lamination to be especially durable. Real KODAK pictures with XTRALIFEtm lamination are waterproof. Just wiped the water off — no damage to the quality of the picture. So fingerprints, smudges, liquids, and even mustard will wipe right off.

PHOTO PRODUCTS

PHOTO BOOKS: Create custom Photo Books to tell your story in a fun way that is ideal for both presentation and preservation of your memories. You choose the page layout from many different templates, add text and edit your photos. Don’t just show your photos, tell the story with them instead. Great for photos from weddings, vacations, parties or just for fun!

PHOTO GREETING CARDS: Photo greeting cards are a great way to share your photos. Custom cards for every occasion and holiday. Create the traditional one-sided 4×8 photo card or all new custom 5×7 folded cards with your photos and your custom text. Its like having your own greeting card company at your fingertips. Envelopes are included with every order and cards are as low as 59 cents per card.

EDIT YOUR PHOTOS

Our new store lets you crop, zoom, pan, grayscale, and antique your online photos. You can even remove red-eye with one button click. You can undo any edits and even revert to the original photo at any time.

The new interface features a new WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) photo cropping tool that’s part of the Print Order page. You can now crop your photos, in the aspect ratio of the print size just ordered, without leaving the Print Order page.

SHARE, TAG & BLOG YOUR PHOTOS

You can share any album to a family member or friend with your customized message and even features an Address Book where you can define groups like My Friends, My Family, Baseball Mothers, etc… – you can share to everyone in any group with a single click.

You can specify the caption, people, event, date, place, and even rate your online photos. We call this photo tagging. And you can search your albums and albums shared to you for matches to these tags. It will display the found photos in a custom view – you can even save this view to a new album. And share it!

Album owners and their share recipients can add a running commentary to any photo in an album. We call them Yaks. And anytime a yak has been added to a photo, the owner and last yakker get notified by email. The recipient clicks a link in the email and gets sent directly to the yakked photo.

WINDOWS & MAC FRIENDLY

The look, the feel, and the fun of the new ScanMyPhotos are identical on Macintosh and Windows computers using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome.

IPHOTO & PICASA PLUG-INS

Download and install our all new iPhoto (Mac) or Picasa (PC) plug-in and you can export your photos from the two most popular photo organization programs directly to ScanMyPhotos. It’s free and easy. Edit the photos your way, upload only the photos you want and have them printed, instantly.

Recent Assortment of Photo Blog Postings

Picnik: Free Photo Editing Site Recommended by ScanMyPhotos.com

Having scanned millions of pictures, ScanMyPhotos.com provides dozens of other photo imaging specialty services, including custom photo restoration and photo enhancements. However, for ordinary photo fixing, we recommend Picnik.com – the online services lets users crop borders, eliminate red-eye and add a range of special effects like blurring, tinting and heat-mapping to any picture.
Photo Editing Made Fun
Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. It’s fast, easy, and fun.
Picnik now faster, with new effects thanks to pixel bender technology, Picnik Inc., Seattle, Wash., announces the adoption of the latest Flash Player 10 and its Pixel Bender technology. With the addition of this technology, Picnik will run faster and has more effects. Also, with this update, Picnik has added the ability for third parties to create new effects for use in Picnik.

Using Pixel Bender, software developers will have the ability to create new effects like Circle Splash and Ripple Blocks. Developers are able to manipulate images down to the individual pixel, at high speed, allowing for more editing and effects. Picnik supports the loading of these effects for use in editing photos directly on Picnik.com. Users can find the new features in the

Sandbox.


Future plans with Flash Player 10 include the addition of super high-resolution photo capabilities, more editing features and the ability to load and save photos without involving an upload to a server.

Click here to visit Picnik.com.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tips on Long-term Photo Preservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[source: I3A]

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Esquire Magazine: “An Assortment of Holiday Gifts for Your Lovely Wife”


Getting ready for the holiday season, Esquire Magazine just published its holiday gift guide and ScanMyPhotos.com is featured. We are honored and up to the challenges for helping to make your holidays extra memorable.

ScanMyPhotos.com – Those shoeboxes of pictures, waiting for the day a scanner brings them back to digital life, are no longer a lost cause. ScanMyPhotos.com will professionally scan up to a thousand of your printed shots and transfer them to a DVD for $50. If she’s nostalgic about keeping the originals, they return those in two to three business days post-scan. ($50 per 1,000 photos, scanmyphotos.com)

To view the gift guide click here and see item #16.

 

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AP: “Analog’s Twilight: Slowly, Digital Trumps Physical”

Via The Associated Press

Scanmyphotos.com will turn your entire stash of 1980s Fotomat prints into JPEGs. ITunes is so entrenched that we forget we once had to go to the record store. Your “inbox” now means e-mail, not some wooden container with letters on your …

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Customer Experience at ScanMyPhotos.com

Dear ScanMyPhotos.com:

 

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I just got my DVDs with the scanned pictures back. What a wonderful job you people did. The Photo album looks really fantastic and the scanned photos on the DVDs are of great quality. Many compliments for your excellent service and reliability. Really, I
recommend you highly to other people who want to scan their pictures. (Actually a friend of mine recently used your services too and recommended your company to me.)

Thank you so much!!

Friendly regards,
Paul G.
Yonkers, NY

Organize and Digitize Your Old Vacation and Family Photos The Easy Way (via Wicked Good Travel Tips Blog)

Thanks to Susan at Wicked Good Travel Tips for this blog posting.

 

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We all have them… shoe boxes filled with prized snapshots from past adventures and family trips – smiling faces bursting with the enthusiasm of being on vacation. The more industrious of us have patiently affixed piles of precious photos into now dusty albums. Well the digital age is here and it’s time to convert all those fading photos (taken long before digital cameras become the rage) into a digitized photo library.

Check out the services of
ScanMyPhotos.com. For just $49.95 they will scan up to 1,000 photos (of various sizes and shapes) into a digital photo album!! (That’s about one large shoe box packed full of photos). They also offer scanning services for slides and negatives, and do video format transfers as well. Once scanned, the original photos are mailed back to you the same day along with a DVD filled with all your images. For an additional $95 you can order a printed book of all your photo images. Read all the details and instructions for sending your photos at ScanMyPhotos. So get your photos digitized and get those smiling faces out of the drawers and onto calendars, mugs, photo books and onto your computer wallpaper!

Friday, October 10, 2008

The WORLD’S Most Eco-Friendly Photo Center Opens

As part of our more than 18-year commitment to always be innovative, trend setters and on the cutting-edge of new technologies, 30 Minute Photos Etc. and ScanMyPhotos.com announces the launch of an entirely new photo retail experience.
Visit us today at our Irvine, California retail photo center to expreience the future of photography.

We call it The KODAK Experience and it is eco-friendly and chemical free. No more film developing or chemicals, thanks to KODAK’s new APEX retail printing solution.

The KODAK Experience is modern, smart and boasts extraordinary color and professional quality photo products that you have come to expect from Kodak,” explained Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO of ScanMYPhotos.com and 30 Minute Photos Etc.

Photography has been redefined by integrating a new way to make photographic pictures and 100s of other custom photo products. It leverages proven KODAK technology to maximize the customer experience and is efficient and eco-friendly. The new printing solutions are showcased at 30 Minute Photos Etc. and ScanMyPhotos.com at their retail photo center in southern California. Click here for directions and more info.

“The new KODAK Experience Photo Centre showcases an ongoing commitment by 30 Minute Photos Etc. to deliver the best KODAK technology and new high-speed innovations to create an enjoyable and fun experience for consumers to do more with their pictures,” said Goldstone.

The in store KODAK kiosks are all linked to APEX to create instant photo products, including photo books, KODAK Picture Movie DVDs, prints from your camera phone, giant collage posters from your favorite snapshots and more. Much more.

As an environmentally friendly photo centre, 30 Minute Photos Etc. invites you to visit today. The new retail environment is energy efficient from the ground up – from modern air conditioning to energy efficient lighting and an array of eco-friendly solutions that helps protect the environment.

Bring lots of memory cards, shoeboxes of photo snapshots, a camera phone with saved pictures and your imagination. Then, get ready to have fun and revisit your favorite photo memories and make new ones.

Make Something KODAK.

 

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How to Organize Your Photos (SaveMyMemories.org)

PREPARE Getting Organized

Like most of us, getting your photos in order represents the big and often daunting task of organizing your life and memories. But when you think about the once-in-a-lifetime photos you’ve captured, it is well worth the time and effort. By putting these priceless moments into the best available long term, archival preservation repository, we’re safeguarding them for today as well as for future generations.

So whether you’re going to organize traditional, digital or a combination of both types of photos, it’s important to create a logical method that will help to preserve as well as make them easier to find later.

Creating Categories

With today’s digital cameras, it’s easy to take a lot of photos. Yet if you don’t take steps to organize them, it will be difficult to find the ones you want later. It’s much easier to organize a bit at a time – or as you capture your digital photos – than to wait until you have so many that it seems overwhelming.
One way to organize your photos is by creating categories. And believe it or not, there’s a logic to it: Do it in a way that makes sense to you! After all, there’s no “right” or “wrong” way, yet the options following may inspire you to choose a method that works with the way you think:

Organize by date:

The number of photos you have or intend to have will determine your categories – years, seasons, months or days. If you take a lot of photos throughout the year, this may be the best way.
Organize by subject

If you shoot most of your photos during special occasions, you many want to categorize them by “key words or phrases” – Family Reunion, Ethan’s Graduation, European Vacation, Hobbies, and the like.

Sort by project

If you want to share your photos by “special projects,” you may want to give them titles – E-mails to Mom, Vacation Album, Father’s Day Slideshow, Friends’ Collage and the like.

Combination approach

With this method, you can organize by subject, and within the subject folders use “date sorting.” Re-naming your favorite photos with the date will help with sorting. For example, in a folder such as “European Vacation,” rename a photo in this way – “2006_09_05_Joe.jpg” – to help you easily sort by date. (Try it – you’ll be surprised at how well it works!)

PREPARE Label Photos

Your digital camera automatically assigns names to your photos. Temporary at best, they refer to the numerical sequence in which you took them. Clearly, renaming each photo will help you find them later.

Make your operating system work for you by using folders to sort your photos. Renaming the photos isn’t necessary in this method as long as you label the folders and use the “thumbnail view” to see the contents of each folder. For example:

For even more precision, add the date of the event to the folder names:

Another method of organization is to re-label the file names of your photos. With this systematic method, your photos will automatically be sorted in order. Here’s one way to rename photos:
YEAR_MONTH_DATE _BRIEFEXPLANATION See ‘Manage Photos’ for description ideas. For example:
• 2005_04_07_Noah + Mark_Puerto Rico.jpg
• 2005_06_09_Mastersons Family Reunion.jpg
• 2005_06_09_Jake + Emily Family Reunion.jpg
• 2006_01_20_Big Snow Front Yard.jpg

PREPARE

Alternatively, some photo management software will sort and organize your photos for you, based on the key words linked to the photo by dates, people, events and the like. Keep in mind, however, that your software may not exist permanently into the future, and the software program typically relies on fragile linkages between the files and the associated metadata – the extra information you may have entered about your photos – stored in a separate database.

Be sure to organize and label photos you print out as well. Typically, organizing by date is a good way to go, yet be sure to document the back of the photograph with “who, where and when” in photo-safe pencil. Many online services will automatically do this for you when you order prints from them, provided that you have entered this information on the website (usually in captions).

Note: don’t make your folder and file names longer than necessary, as some software programs have difficulty dealing with the combination of long folder and file names for a particular photo.

Time & Importance

Sorting your digital photos and electronic memorabilia is a specialized and personal undertaking. While “when,” “where” and “who” are the most common methods for describing photos, you can also sort photos based on events and importance. In addition, you may want to use more than one of these methods to sort your photos and memorabilia:

Date

The easiest sorting technique is to place the photos in the order they were taken. Simply identify the date or approximate date of the photo or memorabilia, and label folders or the photos themselves in the same way. For efficiency, some people prefer to label folders and leave the file names as is. In any case, your description should include the date such as “2005_08_10_Yellowstone Trip.jpg.”

Big Events

Any event that is monumental in your life should be considered a “big event,” right? This includes vacations, celebrations and even experiences such as “first hot air balloon trip.” The best sorting technique for theme-related organization is to use of folder subcategories to separate your photos. For example:

Take care! If you implement this system using the album structure provide by a photo management software program, it’s critical that you never change the Windows folder names or “folder hierarchy” where your photos are stored, using anything other than the photo management program itself.

Windows Explorer to change the folder names, your photo management software may not be able to locate your album and photo files.

Family Members

Sorting by family members requires the most concentration and planning, and requires the discipline to label every photo. Label by date and then family members’ names. Your description should include who’s in the photo such as “2005_08_10_Mom and Eric at Yellowstone.”

Meaningful categories

Some people prefer using meaningful categories over dates such as – My Hobby, Holidays, Friends, and the like – and within the main category, you can date-sort using subfolders or even individual files. Plan ahead by creating the right set of top-level folders that will stay the same over time.

[source: I3A: Copyright 2007 International Imaging Industry Association]

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