* How to ORGANIZE Your Photos

.Last month, Randy over at Genea-Musings found this wonderful photographic treasure in his Aunt Geraldine’s papers. He asked for input from readers to help date this pair of cased photographs. Randy’s post contains some great resources to help you date old photographs, so be sure to stop by. It’s nice to have resources pooled together […]

There’s an interesting article in the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel called: “What to Keep, What to Throw Away? Think Carefully About What’s Really Important Before You Make a Decision.” . Read it here: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-165052691.html . Here’s an excerpt from author Cindy Larson: Like many other baby boomers, I suspect, my house is overflowing with boxes of […]

RealSimple’s tip of the day is How to Organize Your Digital Photos. The article discusses ways to upload and share images via online digital albums. There are, of course, many more options than the ones suggested in this piece. Print your digitals. Hands-down the single easiest thing you can do to extend the life of […]

Keep me.Protect me.Share me. Sorry to be such a tool for Kodak, but some of you are going to love it as much as I do. They turn the schmaltz up to eleven* for this one. Excellent photo montage mixing classic historic photos with “this could be your life” snapshots. The kids, of course, are […]

Not long before I left with my kids for a Spring Break trip to Florida, bekee sent me an email about the cool new Unclutterer blog. More specifically, she pointed me to a recent entry about purging photo collections called “Photo Processing (with a Garbage Bag).” Overall, I thought the author made some great points, […]

SaveMyMemories.org has a handy-dandy crash course on preserving digital photos. The “quickstart” overview promises: “Protect your photos with these 4 easy steps!” My quick review: Marvelous tips, worth a read. Here’s a sample from the hardware overview: If you get a new computer, check all of your previous storage media to make sure the new […]

Professor Piers Steel has found a way to explain procrastination as a mathematical formula, and it only took him (wait for it….) 10 years to do it! I don’t know about you, but I find that number funnier every time I think about it. Anyhoo. According to this article on news.com, procrastination rates have been […]

Contrary to popular belief, archivists do not keep everything. In fact, one of my archival professors used this memorable rhyme: “When in doubt, throw it out!” When I tell people this I usually get a surprised look. An archivist? Throwing things out? Yep. I’d be willing to bet I spent more time learning the art […]

Large projects are often dead in the water before they are ever begun. They seem so daunting that just thinking about them is an energy drain. Not good. The key, of course, is to break the project down into smaller (read: do-able) steps. A goal like “I will organize all of my family photographs by […]

In honor of New Year’s and the resolutions we make, I’m going to share some of my all-time favorite photo organizing tips with you this month. Before You Start: Find Expert Advice The best place to start is to attend a workshop or get your hands on a decent how-to book. Since these are your […]