Family pictures are precious — but if you don’t pay proper attention, they could be lost forever. This course will advise you on how best to organize and preserve delicate heirloom photos and modern digital images.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Strategies for organizing photo prints and digital photos
- Storage solutions for fragile photos
- Naming patterns to keep track of your digital files
- Tips for saving damaged images
Praise for this Class
“Thank you for your help. I found this class extremely valuable in guiding me through a process that I was very unsure of. I would recommend it to anyone.” — Sharon
“I really appreciate the structure of the lessons — I feel like I’m making great headway. Thank you. ” — Andrea D.
“I enjoyed the class very much and learned a lot. Your suggestions for various websites and services such as the scanning service were invaluable.” — Karen R.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- Anyone with shoeboxes full of old photos
- Digital photographers who need a better way to organize files on their computers
- People who have inherited their family’s archive
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: REQUIREMENTS & SUPPLIES
- Family photos that you don’t know what to do with!
Lesson 1: Where to Start
- Where to start?
- Gathering images
- Removing photos from albums
- Guidelines for what to keep
- How to label
- What about slides?
- First steps: Get organized
Lesson 2: Organizing Paper Pictures
- Organizing systems
- Creating a photo log file
- Scanning pictures, batch scanning services
- Storage solutions (photo boxes, archival storage)
Lesson 3: Organizing Digital Images, Part 1
- How to organize digital photos
- Organize as you download photos from your camera
- How to search your hard drive for photos
- Creating a consistent naming convention
- Organizing with software
- Creating an image log file
- Tips on saving damaged images
Lesson 4: Organizing Digital Images, Part 2
- Online photo sharing sites
- Scanning print to digital
- Scanning 35mm slides
- Backing-up images on DVD/CD