If you are traveling, you will probably take a bunch of pictures. Check out our tips here for managing and storing your vacation photos.
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Are you wondering how to manage your vacation photos? Not to worry! In this article, we’ll go over how to store your vacation pictures.
Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out.
Move Your Photos off Your Camera
After your trip, set aside some time to organize your vacation photos. First, you’ll want to move pictures from your camera to your computer or laptop.
Even if you have a massive SD card, you’ll still want to import your photos. Make sure you also move pictures from your phone. You want to keep these photos in one central place.
Start Organizing Photos Into Labelled Photos
Use folders and decide on different names to highlight the location and time of the shots. You could create a massive folder for the year you traveled.
Within this folder, consider making subfolders with specific headers. For example, if you went to Europe in 2019, you could label the folder as such. Your subheaders could include titles like Greece, Italy, and Ireland.
Select and Search Options
If you have a lot of photos from your trip, you can use the select and search buttons. Use these buttons to add specific images to albums at once.
Type in what you are looking for in the photos tab of your albums. You could type in dates or cities, and this will pull up the matching photos.
Hit the select button before holding and dragging down on the photos to select them all at once. You can move a lot of your trip pictures to the right folders with this method.
You can do the same with photos of people. Your album should find faces and put them together. This way, you won’t have to search through the entire collection.
Delete Duplicate or Bad Photos
When traveling, you might take repeated shots of the same building or landscape. It makes sense to take repetitive shots because you want to get the best possible angle.
Once you have organized your photos into their respective folders, go through them. Delete the ones that don’t make the cut. Try not to overthink it too much.
Choose the ones that are the best and delete the others. You won’t have to click through tons of the same shot when you want to upload a picture. Instead, you can pick from the best picture selection you have.
Consider Editing Your Photographs
Once you have deleted any repeated shots and have the photos you want, you can begin editing them.
Do you like to share your photos on your social media accounts or blogs? If so, you’ll want to edit your vacation photos. Photo editing is an essential step to get the best pictures. If you like to share your travel photos, consider completing this step.
Backup Your Photos With a Cloud Service
All computers have a shelf life and can die after a period. Instead of risking your photos, backup all your shots on cloud storage. You can get an advanced plan and tons of space for all your pictures.
Learn more about setting up iCloud and how to get an iCloud email address.
Other Backup Options
You can also move your photos to a storage device or external server. You can save your photos to an external hard drive as one of your backups. But make sure to backup your other backup. Computers and external hard drives can fail.
Print Your Photos or Get a Photobook
Consider printing your photos and displaying them in your home. You could print a poster-size photo of a stunning landscape shot for your office.
If you don’t print your photos, you could get a travel photobook. A photobook’s a unique souvenir to have in your home. You can sit down every so often with friends and go through pictures of your trip together.
Keep up With a Routine
If you are still traveling or plan to travel in the next while, stick to a routine. This way, you can maintain your organized system of photographs.
Make sure you upload your photos at least once a week or every few days. Once a week, get rid of the duplicate images or ones you don’t like.
Each month, try to categorize the photos from the previous month. Place them into their corresponding albums or make new ones.
Every year, print off your favorite photos. Send gifts to family or friends that you traveled with or post on your blog.
Share Your Photos
Are you traveling with others? Consider organizing your photos by using shared albums.
A shared collection is a folder that your friends and family can add to overtime. Using a shared album will ensure that everyone gets the pictures.
You may have asked a fellow traveler to take a photo of you and your friend on your camera. A few months later, your friend might want to print off that photo. They can access this photo in a secure manner when you have a shared album.
Now You Know How to Store Your Vacation Photos
We hope this guide on how to manage photos was helpful. Store and manage your vacation photos on an ongoing basis. Make sure you have a few backups of your pictures, so you don’t lose them.
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