Dating old photos of children
I thought I’d lay out my system since it works well for me….maybe it will help someone else!
I’m sure there are lots of ways to do this…here’s what works for me since I get easily distracted!
I keep a checklist for each year’s photos because sometimes I get REALLY behind……and it can be expensive printing a years worth of photos all at once…I try to space it out a little.
For example, I’m just catching up on backing up 2010’s photos.
Once they are uploaded I back those folders up to a 4G DVDs before removing them. This way I have two different backups….in case one gets damaged….then I remove ALL photos for that year from my computer.
So at this point I have my photos stored at Costco, on 2 DVDs, and in hard copy. Here’s a tutorial I did on backing up files and how to make an easy index using the print screen function: or the image to visit the entire post!
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I export and backup my LBB files almost every month so all that’s left in my i Photo are personal photos.
I force myself to go through each month of photos and delete out all the sub-par photos.
Then I take a few days off and make myself go BACK through them again.
If I edit photos in an external program, I make sure to import them back into i Photo so that I can keep all events together.
I’ll eventually delete versions of the photos that I don’t want to keep.
Once all your photos are in one place, the first step is to start grouping them by year.