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My question is this: I have many photos on my computer (Windows 7), some in my Pictures folder, and some in a folder in My Documents (when transferred over from an old computer).
I’d like to organize all these photos in one place with the ability to cross reference them. For instance, I’d like to look them up by people, holiday, date, etc.
Is there a way to do this? I know it will be a long process, but I want to do it right the first time.
Thank you!! Stephanie
You are right, it will be a time consuming process, but with the right software, you should have no trouble with your organizing.
Here are some things that I do.
I have a folder for each year.
Inside the year folder, I create a folder for each month.
Inside the month folders, I create subfolders for different events like a birthday party or trip to the zoo.
Once you have your photos organized by date and event, you really need some sort of photo management software to take it to the next level and be able to cross reference. Picasa would be a good, free option.
With photo management software, you can tag the images with names of people, places, events, really anything that you want to use to organize your photos.
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