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