I'm pretty excited to organize my digital photos this year and one class at RootsTech gave me the idea I need to make this a reality. It was Alison Taylor, of Pictures and Stories, who shared some of her best ideas for adding metadata to photos that really inspired me.
I follow some photo and organizational gurus on Twitter and Facebook and this is really the organizational goal I need to tackle. From Caroline Guntur, Certified Photo Organizer: work on your digital photos before your analog photos. It's easy to join the craze and scan all family documents and photos but if we don't have a digital file management system in place, she compares it to a conveyor belt that has .pdfs and .jpgs piling up on the floor. Digitizing something doesn't take the mess away, it just gives you a second format that needs to be organized.
Adding Metadata to photos is part of the organization process. Metadata is like the handwriting on the back of an old photo. I am not a computer techie or a p…
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