Set yourself up for success when starting a photo organising project Hi, Chantal from Photos In Order here. Today, I want to encourage you to take some time to set yourself up for success if you are starting a photo organising project. What do I mean by that? I mean that it is worth creating a work space...

How to Merge Photos from Various Devices to a Windows Folder Structure

Question from the audience: 'I save the photos in a folder by year, then month (yyyy mm). I used to go through and add a tag for special events but I don't anymore. The tricky and time consuming part is consolidating photos from two iPhones and three iPads. Any tips...

How I lost and recovered my photos!

You will not believe what happened to me! Very shortly after doing that Facebook Live session talking about the 3-2-1 backup method I accidentally dropped my external hard drive on which I store my photo collection or hub as we call it. I kid you not, I'm not making...

3-2-1 Backup Method for Digital Photos

Are you worried you might lose your precious digital photos and videos? In our photo organising industry the saying goes that it is not a question of if it ever happens but when. In this day and age we have to expect that we will lose digital data sooner or later. And...

THE best New Year’s resolution for photos!

If you pick one New Year's resolution, pick this one! Do you do New Year’s resolutions? Have you maybe even thought of a resolution with regards to your photos? Personally, I have given up on New Year’s resolution long ago because it simply doesn’t work for me. I’ve...

Add up to 5,000 items to a Shared Album (Mac/iPhone)

Did you know you can add 5,000 items to a shared album on your Mac or iPhone? That's a lot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Personally, I don't need or want to access my entire photo collection on my phone (I'm not using iCloud Photo Library but download my phone photos...

Apple Photos discontinues its Printing Services – How to still order from Your Photos Library using Mimeo

If you are an Apple Photos user you might have heard the news that Apple is discontinuing their printing services. This is a real shame, I have always liked their products. The photo books and other products such as cards are very easy to create and to order. As a...

SmugMug buys Flickr – what does that mean for you and your photo collection?

You might have heard in the news that Flickr is being bought by SmugMug. What exactly does this mean for you if you have a Flickr account? First of all, nothing will change at the moment, so no need to panic. If you have a Flickr account, you won't see any difference....

A Family Photo Project: How I Tackled the Sorting and Digitising of our Family Photos

Even Professional Photo Organizers have to deal with their own family photo collections. Chantal Imbach of Simply in Order shares the story (and the steps) of helping her mother sort and digitize her entire collection of family photos.

Rename your photos using the Dropbox Camera Upload Feature!

  Backup your phone photos to Dropbox first Before we talk about how to rename your photos using Dropbox, you need to turn on the camera upload feature on your device. If you are not sure how to do this, read here how to set up your device...

Prepare and Backup Your Photos BEFORE Natural Disaster Hits

How do you prepare your photo collection for the worst case?   Living in the bushfire prone outskirts of Melbourne, in beautiful Nillumbik - which is also called the green wedge - has triggered my passion for keeping photo collections safe at all times but...

How to Declutter and Let Go of Photos!

So, you’ve decided to declutter your printed and digital photos but struggle to let go because photos are so precious and sentimental? Let me share a few things I’ve learned since I’ve started to specialise in photo organising.     I think we all agree that...

Should You Apply the KonMari Method for Your Printed Photos?

Pros and cons of using the KonMari method to declutter and organise printed photos. What you should know before you start ‘konmari’ing’ your photos!

How to Digitise and Store Children’s Artwork

Most children produce a lot of artwork over the years. We can't put it all on the walls or fill entire shelves with these masterpieces (read in the first part of the series how you can display children's artwork). So, what can we do to save space and also keep at...

How to Backup Photos While Travelling

Please note that this post contains affiliate links. If you follow an affiliate link and purchase that product or service, I will be paid a small commission, however your cost will be the same. I only recommend products or services I know and trust.   I have...

Things you need to think about before starting to organise your digital photo collection

Recently, one of my newsletter readers wanted to know what to do about all the digital photos they have floating around on their various devices. The good news first: this is a very common issue and you’re not alone! These days, our photos are on all kinds of devices...

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