Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sorting Through Pictures

I got my first digital camera in 2005 for my birthday. Since then, I have taken hundreds and hundreds of pictures. I have been somewhat diligent about backing them up onto CD's and consequently have a CD album that houses these hundreds of pictures. My problem? I forget some of the pictures on those CD's.

Over the past couple weeks, I've been working on sorting through my digital pictures and putting them into folders on my computer so they can be more easily accessed and used in my scrapbooks or other photo projects. I'm using a system similiar to one Stacy Julian, a digital photo & scrapbooking expert recommends. I've divided family pictures into folders in "My Pictures." They are: Who we are (each family member has their own folder), Things we do (activities, holidays), People We Love (extended family, friends), Home (house, yard, animals), and Places we go (trips, etc). This is working extremely well for me as I'm more easily able to find pictures. I've gone through all my photo cd's and picked out the best pictures and "filed" them into these files and have since backed everything up on an external hard drive.

I've also put all scanned pictures into these files too. Which, leads me to some pictures I wanted share today. These are some pictures my mom has had displayed in her home for several years and I LOVE them. I've scanned my own copies and have a scrapbook layout in mind for them. They are of my maternal grandparents, Anna Mae, and Donald Eugene. I LOVE the WWII feel and nostagia they have and how beautiful my grandmother is and how handsome my grandpa. The third one of them is years later at my cousin, Sarah's wedding. It was around the time of their 65th wedding anniversary. These are treasures to me.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

I am super impressed with your photo organization! I am SO disorganized with mine.

LOOOooove those last pictures you put up here!