I want to organize our digital photos once and for all
August 9, 2014 7:29 AM Subscribe
Our family photos are a mess. We have 4ish years of mostly unedited, unsorted photos in iPhoto. I'd like to get a handle on what's there, sort and/or edit, possibly print some books (our son was born in 2011) and create a system that helps us avoid this disaster going forward. More details inside.
posted by janet lynn to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for getting this far. Some other, possibly relevant facts: We take most of our photos via cell phone (one iPhone, one Android). We're terrible about backing everything up. Friends and family often share photos with us via Dropbox or SmugMug, which we'd like to incorporate into our collection.
Here are two specific questions:
What's the best way for us to use iPhoto? As editing, storage, both? Is there something else that would work better, particularly for our phones (ie backup to the cloud)? And if we want to make either prints or books eventually?
What's the first step to getting out of this hole? Has anyone used a photo organizing service or a TaskRabbit? At this point I am not averse to throwing money at the problem, with reason.
And any other advice is so incredibly welcome. Thanks in advance.