(Poll) Your Photo Collection: What Do You Need the Most Help With?

(Poll) Your Photo Collection: What Do You Need the Most Help With?

I could really use your help.

Getting all of your photos into your computer seems like it should be such an easy thing to accomplish these days. You hook up a flatbed scanner and then push the scan button a few times. Or you connect your digital camera via USB cable and then magically, your digital photo collection is complete! Don’t we all wish it was that easy!

In fact, even those of us who make it a little bit easier on ourselves by hiring a scanning service for our prints and slides still have a lot of work to do before and afterwards. You see, getting your photos into a digital form is only part of the entire process.

The Simplest Way to Know Which Photos You Have Already Scanned

The Simplest Way to Know Which Photos You Have Already Scanned

Unless you have found a way to scan your entire photo collection in a pre-organized “beginning to end” kind of way, I’ve found you’re going to need a way to know tomorrow, or possibly months later, whether or not you have already scanned a particular photograph.

And you’re going to want to know by just looking at a print or slide in front of you – without booting up your computer to do a search. Trust me.

The problem I discovered when I started scanning my collection was unless I was immediately moving the slides or prints I had just scanned to a different storage place – a new photo album or new archival pages for example – I would sometimes forget whether or not I had scanned some of them!

How To Safely Move Your iPhoto Library to Another Hard Drive (Video Tutorial)

How To Safely Move Your iPhoto Library to Another Hard Drive (Video Tutorial)

Sometimes your scanned or digital camera photo collection is just so massive it takes over your entire hard drive. Maybe even to the point where it’s now completely full!

If you don’t want to replace your current hard drive with a larger one, moving your photo collection to an emptier hard drive is always another option.

This 4-minute video tutorial will show you the secret trick how to safely move your iPhoto libary to another hard drive. Do it wrong and you might accidentally ruin your entire collection.

My Favorite Place to Store My Photographs Forever

My Favorite Place to Store My Photographs Forever

I am really excited to share this information with you. Where I discovered to store all of my paper photographs wasn’t what I had in mind when I went looking for a place. But when I found it, I instantly knew it was going to be my favorite place to store them forever.

Imagine my happiness when I discovered something that was archival quality, better and more functional than standard photo albums. Several companies make these PVC-free plastic photo pages using a safe material called Polypropylene. They’re surprisingly clear and lightweight, and are meant to hold photos on both sides. And they’re actually fairly affordable when you buy them in bulk.

Use 1 of These Photo Managers If You Care About Your Photo Collection

Use 1 of These Photo Managers If You Care About Your Photo Collection

It was seriously a life changing day when I discovered the magic of a “non-destructive” photo managing program.

With “non-destructive” editing, all of the edits (enhancements) you make to your photographs are managed by the program itself. Your original photo remains untouched. It’s like having a guardian angel that protects your master images at all costs. It’s brilliant and is 100% absolutely indispensable to me now.