Question of the Week: Photo Organization

Everyone,

This week’s question at the Multiples and More blog is all about Photo Organization.

How do you store and organize your photos? (Digital, and physical?)

Oh photos. I have thousands upon thousands of them. I typically take about 400 pictures a month. Just of my kids. Gah, that seems terrible. But maybe they will be happy when they are older? And not all of them are keeper pictures either. I put the best ones up here on the blog for you guys to see. Other than that, they tend to get lost in the hard drive that is my computer.

* Do you save only on your computer, or do you use an online photosharing site?
I save them on my computer AND I try to use an online photo sharing site. With Butterfly, I was so great about uploading my pictures every month and sending them out. I don’t do that as much as I would like. Of course, I’m taking tons more pictures than I was with Butterfly so it takes longer to upload them.

After the picture crash of 2009, I am better about backing up my pictures onto an external hard drive. But I need to be even better about it.

* If so, which one do you use? What do you like about it?
I used several different sites. For most things that I share with my family, I use Kodak Gallery. It’s easy to use, has a plug in with iphoto which I use. It’s what I’ve used for years. One thing I don’t like about them is that I have to buy stuff from them in order to keep my pictures there.

For the blog, I use Flickr.

For pictures between Lolli and I, we use SmugMug. I’m really impressed with it!

* Do you have physical albums of your photos, or do they only exist online?
I do have physical albums of pictures. I have all the physical albums of my pictures from high school in my closet. I have several scrap books of our first years of marriage. And several scrapbooks of the first years of us as a family. Butterfly even has a baby book.

* Do you scrapbook?
Yes, I do. Well, I did. Lolli and I used to scrapbook once a week when our kids were babies. But sadly, our time ran away with us. Just tonight I’ve talked another friend into getting together several times until her 3 kids baby books are done, and my 3 kids baby books are mostly done! I am SO excited to get things together again and get the pictures all organized.

This week’s question was a 2 part question…with a game! “And second- let’s play a little game- Since today is 8-1, Go to your eighth album in your “Pictures” files, and post the first picture in it on your blog.”

Butterfly Loves Daddy

This is a picture of Butterfly hugging her Daddy March of 2009.  Love that elbow dimple and how happy she is with him. This was fun!

Safire