Legacy Tip #3: Have a good system for managing photos, make sure you back up!

Previously, I wrote about my own challenge with photos and how sorting through and archiving them was difficult. One of the main lessons I learnt through painful experience was that it was important to give some thought upfront to a filing system and not make it up as you go along!

Mara Morrison, Co-Owner with The Filing Fairies, a company that works with clients to organise their photo memories says that people often are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start when it comes to managing and archiving photos. This could be because of the multiple boxes of old prints, slides or negatives lying around or the sheer number of devices and images they need to gather together and work through.

Here are 5 top tips from The Filing Fairies to think about when managing photos to make sure that you hold onto important memories.

  1. Check your camera settings: having the correct date on your images will save you time and energy in the future when organising.
  2. Delete the dodgy ones straight away: resist the urge to keep all your images and be conscious that a bad photo is just digital clutter.
  3. Have a place for everything so everything can be in its place: whatever filing system you use, be consistent and make sure everyone knows and uses it.
  4. BACK UP! Wherever, however – just do it!
  5. Make it a habit: just like your lawns, your photos deserve your efforts with maintenance. If you stay on top of it you can keep organised in just 30 minutes a month – promise!

Related reading: Sorting out photos requires a good system.” Tips to get it right from the get-go.

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