I was wondering what everyone else is using for photo management?
I downloaded Picasa but found the program more complex than what was required for my needs. For now, I’m using the following process:
- Download groups of photos into folders by topic. This avoids having to rename each photo. For example, a folder named 2105 Watkins Mill State Park MO contains photos of our visit to the park.
- Delete any photos we don’t plan to keep.
- Use Microsoft Photo Gallery to crop or resize the photos to reduce the file size. Although others have suggested saving the photos in the original size for the best quality. Fotor is a free application Karen and I sometimes use for individual photo editing. What I like about Photo Gallery is the ability to edit groups of photos at the same time. I crop photos one at a time and then resize the group to 2048 pixels which I’ve read is an excellent size for 8×10 photos.
- Backup the files to cloud storage or an SD card to later transfer to a high quality disc.
If I’m going to use a group of photos for a blog post the originals are copied to a separate folder. That way photos can be deleted and resized without touching the originals. I could use some advise regarding photos and blogs. For now, I’ll be using a maximum size of 640 pixels for blog post.
This is a photo from yesterday. Our favorite bush is in full bloom. I read in a blog where it was recommended not to expect someone to click on a photo to enlarge it. This photo was taken with a Lumia smartphone and sent to my email account. Then cropped and reduced in size.