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How do I start organizing my photos? Month 1

Updated: May 7, 2023

For many people, just finding all of the photos we've taken in our lifetime can be a huge task. They are in boxes and albums, closets and basements, old drives and digital memory cards. So where do you even start organizing your photos?

My suggestion is to start with the photos on your phone. Digital photos are generally considered the most vulnerable images we have and should be dealt with first. Why are they more vulnerable than the printed photos from our grandparent’s collection? Because digital photos can get lost to something as simple as a phone upgrade. If not backed up properly, photos taken with our phones will cycle in and out of our lives in a few short years. Grandma’s album needs to be preserved too, but we’ll get to that later.

If you are just looking for a way to organize and back up the photos that are on your phone and stop there, something like iCloud, Google Photos, Dropbox or OneDrive is what most people will use. By simply turning on the back up and sync settings of these apps that are easily installed on your phone, you are giving yourself some level of insurance for your photos.

Paying for extra storage with these services is highly recommended. Google Drive gives you 15GB of free storage. It takes approximately 1GB of space to store 600 standard images. So if you are planning to back up the thousands of photos on your phone, you need to make sure you have space for them. iCloud, Dropbox and OneDrive are other popular storage solutions that offer. some storage for free with the option to pay for more space.

Backing up the photos from 2022 and starting the new year with a plan for saving your photos is a resolution that I would love to help you make happen. Getting started with the backup tools that are already available on your phone is a matter of personal preference and your comfort level with technology. If you don’t already back up your photos and have questions on how to get started, please reach out to me!

Follow for my next post on what to do after implementing a phone back up.

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