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Anyone have a good system for organising digital photos?

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BabyRuSh Tue 23-Apr-13 09:33:23

At the moment they're organised by event - family holidays, birthdays etc.

But the ones i have trouble with are the generic everyday ones, like of dc growing up. How do you organise these? When we only had 1 dc it was easy enough as he had his own album. but now with 2 dc, i've got some photos in dc1's album, some in dc2's album, and a 3rd general kids album (where both are in). Anyone got a better system?

DewDr0p Tue 23-Apr-13 10:50:53

Do you mean on the laptop or wherever? I don't split by child, all photos are in together. I have a folder for each year, then a subfolder for each month. If there's been lots going on in a particular month, say a birthday or a holiday then I might do a separate folder for that too, iyswim?

So last June for eg has the following folders:

2012 06 1 Holiday to X
2012 06 2 Ds3's birthday
2012 06 3 Olympic torch
2012 06 4 Dance festival

A quieter month eg March just gone has just got one folder.

BeCool Tue 23-Apr-13 11:14:24

I just do it by quarter usually:

2013 q1
2013 q2
2013 q3
2013 q4

but they need some attention ATM

jojane Tue 23-Apr-13 11:22:23

We do same as above, special events have own folder eg holidays, parties, days out, etc and general photos with no particular event to define them go into a monthly folder.

SilentMammoth Tue 23-Apr-13 20:23:47

Every month I upload pics to photobox and save in folder for that month.

Every january I make album entitled "20 xx".

Bonus with this is that photos are thus saved both at home and remotely, plus if I tip tea over the album it's very easy to order another without doing it all again.

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