We couldn’t fit all we learned from our interview with photo organizing expert, Lisa Kurtz into one radio show. In this show, Part 2, Lisa gives specific advice for ensuring all your photos are safely preserved, even after you’re gone. She recommends user-friendly software for creating albums and shares her own organizing pitfalls, which are universally common, with solutions to overcome them. Another problem? Lisa has 52, yes 52, scrapbooks lovingly crafted by herself complete with scalloped-edged photos in creative layouts. She explains how she is keeping those albums safe and how she’s converting them to a digitized format her adult children prefer for their own homes. Listen to Part 1 of this interview here.
Tracy outlines the steps Lisa talks about and sets her own photo organizing goals in the post Organizing My Digital Photos Begins Now. She’ll check in weekly sharing her progress so stay tuned. (Links to each week are updated in this post.)
New tips from Part 2:
Tag/add keywords to your photos. When tagging your photos use words that represent the things in your life – words that answer Who? What? Where? and When? Tagging is the future! It is how we will access our digital assets in the future!
Add a rating. Is this photo 5 stars or 1 star? Can you add an audio file or Word document to record a story behind the photo?
The KEY to maintain organized photos: After you come home from every event or at the end of every week empty your memory card to your hub and Do. The. Work. Download pictures to your folders, rename and add keywords/tags.
Lisa recommends a minimum of 3 copies of your photos.
- First, get all of your printed photos and your home movie collection digitized. This digital copy on your “hub” is the first copy of your photos.
- The second copy should be on an external hard drive that does incremental backups on a regular basis. She uses Time Machine on her Mac.
- The third copy is on an external device offsite. Lisa mentions Picture Keeper or using an external hard drive. Store this at a friends or in your safety deposit. Or, use an offsite cloud service.
- For the fourth copy she recommends having your most valuable photos in print.
More show notes:
Lisa Kurtz posted her 2014 photo organizing goals here for all the world to see! Quite ambitious! We ask her about these goals during our interview.
Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO.org) – website
Blog – The Photo Organizers
Facebook – /thephotoorganizers
Twitter – @photoorganizers
Pinterest – /photoorganizers
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION (recommended on Part 1 and/or Part 2 of the interview)
Digital Photo Organization
Forever – Private Photo Sharing and Archiving
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner – portable mobile scanner
Printed Photo Organization
The Legacy Box Collection – for printed photos and bulky memorabilia
For photo enthusiasts who simply want access to our Industry Partners for discounts etc. check out our backstage pass.
Save Your Photos Day – For more information and to find an event near you.
Tracy and Chelle also recommend: