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Organizing and sharing your digital images

  1. 1. Organizing and Sharing Your Digital Photos
  2. 2. Last week…
  3. 3. This week…
  4. 4. Maybe this is you…
  5. 5. Got pictures?
  6. 6. Got LOTS of pictures?
  7. 7. Got a cluttered desktop?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Got files and folders like this… </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ New Folder (3)” </li></ul><ul><li>What’s in this folder??? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ DSC000023.jpg” </li></ul><ul><li>What’s this an image of??? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Can you find images easily this way? No!
  12. 12. <ul><li>Let’s get organized ! </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Before we begin… </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gather all your images together.
  15. 15. You did digitize them. Right?
  16. 16. Step 1: Rename Your Images
  17. 17. ( Re)name your images so they can be: <ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use words that relate to the image </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Descriptive </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the contents of the image and/or it’s place and time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use terms you’re likely to search with </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. DSC000023.jpg 2007-Xmas-Tree.jpg Turns out to be a photo of the Christmas tree from 2007 Rename to…
  19. 19. 2007-Xmas-Tree.jpg Relevant and Descriptive of the image contents
  20. 20. Also searchable 2007-Xmas-Tree.jpg
  21. 21. “ That’s great, but I’ve got TONS of images!”
  22. 22. Step 2: Create a Folder System
  23. 23. Create a root folder for all your images Use the “My Pictures” folder Or create your own like “_pics”
  24. 24. Separate your images into categories by content
  25. 25. Create Folder Trees
  26. 26. Create Folder Trees Vacations Separate by category Holidays Pet Pics
  27. 27. Create Folder Trees Holidays Easter Thanksgiving Christmas Further separate into sub categories Separate by category
  28. 28. Create Folder Trees Holidays Easter Thanksgiving Christmas 2005 2006 2007 Keep separating until there is a reasonable amount of images left Further separate into sub categories Separate by category
  29. 29. Mystery Pictures ? Misc images
  30. 30. Develop your Digital Images? To be developed
  31. 31. Now your organized But wait… It gets easier
  32. 32. Step # 3: Using Image Organization Software
  33. 33. Windows Explorer Does the job, but not very well
  34. 34. IrfanView Free copycat of Explorer
  35. 35. XnView Free and slightly more capable
  36. 36. Creative Memories Memory Manager Much Better but costs $40
  37. 37. Picasa This free tool by Google is amazing
  38. 38. Picasa Overview
  39. 39. Picasa searches for every image * on your computer. * and also video
  40. 40. Any folder with images will show up in Picasa Create albums Star your favorite photos
  41. 41. Edit Options
  42. 42. Batch Edit
  43. 44. Tagging (Keywords) Christmas 2007 tree
  44. 45. Tagging (Keywords) <ul><li>- Relevant </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Descriptive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Searchable </li></ul></ul></ul>
  45. 46. Picasa compliments your folder trees and naming system.
  46. 47. It does NOT replace it
  47. 48. Step # 4: Share Your Photos
  48. 49. Picasa Sharing Options
  49. 50. Create a “Gift CD” or DVD Can play on any computer But can only play on DVD players that read data disks
  50. 57. Picasa Web Albums Google’s online image hosting and sharing Site Free with Google account
  51. 60. Now your photos are online
  52. 61. Alert others your photos are online
  53. 62. Geo-tagging (map your photos)
  54. 63. Uploaded photos icon
  55. 64. video… flick r
  56. 65. Last Step: Now that your organized: Back up your images!!!
  57. 66. Ways to back up images - Upload online - Burn to CD/DVD - Copy to external drive
  58. 67. Questions
  59. 68. Next Week <ul><li>Due to a schedule conflict: </li></ul><ul><li>The Lunch ‘N Learn for: </li></ul><ul><li>- Wednesday Aug. 20 th </li></ul><ul><li>will be moved to: </li></ul><ul><li>- Thursday Aug. 21 st </li></ul>

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