DSLRs and digital cameras have really made the capture of pictures easier. Because of the ease in capturing photographs, more and more people are taking pictures and a new problem now has to be resolved. People have now problems in organizing the pictures that they captured especially the digital format. The need to organize photographs especially in digital format has never been this great in the past years. Here are steps that you can do so you can organize your photographs.
Always set the current time and date of your camera
It is one of the easiest ways to organize your photographs but many people intentionally skip this part because they think it is a waste of time. Although it is easy, it has an effect on all the pictures that you will capture with your camera. When you have correctly set the time and the date of your camera you can tag the photos using the date. When you leave your photographs for later, you can easily trace them by using time. When you have plans to capture a lot of pictures, makes sure to set the date and the time so that you can easily retrieve, group and organize the pictures that you are going to capture.
Find time to edit your collection
Back in the past, people only capture the best because they know that it is expensive to produce. This was because of the cost of the development services and the film itself. However, since DSLRs and digital cameras no longer use films, a lot of people just capture a picture just for the sake of doing it. So that you won’t waste the memory, learn to capture only the best. Get rid of duplicates and keep only the best. If you can, delete the ones that you need on camera before you upload them in the computer.
Know where you are saving the pictures
It is recommended to place your pictures on one location. There are many advantages on placing your pictures on one location. First, you can easily track it. Then you can easily back it up easily also. There are cameras that insist on placing them on a different folder but you know better. The Pictures folder in your folder is a good place to store all your pictures. For every photo session, make sure to label your folders correctly. So that you can easily access it, you can use the date as a filename along with the time and the location.
Back up your files
Lastly, don’t forget to backup your files regularly. It may be a tedious task but you would surely be thankful you made a backup when you got a virus attack or when your operating system got corrupted. As soon as you back up your files, you can just place it in a repository and only copy it to your computer when you are ready to work on it. Remember that saving pictures will become easier when you know how to organize your pictures in your computer.