Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Practical Photo File Keeping

Which file clutter most inside a computer or any device? Photos! As it is so easy to take them and the devices to take photos are just so accessible, we are overflowing with it. And most of us keep these files  inside computers. Transferring digital data is so easy but to remember which folder where we keep them is the problem. Basically, keeping is easy and retrieving is a pain, specially photo's. This is always causing me headaches specially when looking for a file that has not been accessed for quit sometime. Actually the problem's root happens when we first save it, so it is then necessary to solve the problem from the beginning. How?

Adopt date folder naming.

 Let's take for example the 'Pictures' folder. Usually, we name photo folders by the place they are taken,  the name of the occassion or some other names . As we attend more gatherings, visit more places, and take more photos with more people, the 'Photos' folder will soon be a collection  of random names of places, occassions, persons, etc. It will easily become a cluttered 'Photos' folder and will be so confusing to find the exact picture you are looking for.

To avoid this, start a folder and name it as a 'year' (1) , then a subfolder with the month(2, don't forget to put number before the name of the month for easier sorting) then another sub folder with the date(3) when the picture is taken. It will be very easy to retrieve photos and to remember which folder you've put the photos. It will also make your explorer window tidy.


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