Turn your photo chaos into precious memories to be enjoyed and shared!
Now more than ever, we hold our photo collections dear. They are often some of our most prized possessions. Wouldn’t it be great to finally have all your photos organized, safe, accessible, findable, and shareable? With Declutter Your Photo Life by your side, you have just what you need to achieve photo bliss.
Photographers and family historians understand the immense power that photographs have to convey meaning, emotion, and memory. We cherish both old film photos that were handed down by previous generations and our latest digital photos captured on the newest smartphone. But when those priceless memories are unorganized and scattered every which way—on a smartphone, on a laptop, on memory cards and flash drives, on two or three photo sharing websites, in photo albums, and in shoeboxes in the attic—the joy of photography becomes an overwhelming burden. What a mess!
Whether you’re a professional photographer, a casual shooter, or the designated family historian, Declutter Your Photo Life will help you organize and enjoy your photos once again. In this book, professional photo organizer, photographer, and author Adam Pratt teaches you his straightforward step-by-step workflow that, along with powerful image-organizing software such as Adobe Lightroom Classic, will have you taking complete control and creating a calming order out of your photo chaos. And once you’ve mastered Adam’s system—Gather, Preserve, Organize, Share, Maintain—you’ll be able to enjoy and share your photos today and for generations to come.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Overwhelmed by Photos
Chapter 2: Workflow Overview
Chapter 3: Software and Hardware
PHASE 1: GATHER
Chapter 4: Gathering Digital Photos
Chapter 5: Deduplicating Photos
Chapter 6: Creating Your Photo Archive
Chapter 7: Gathering Physical Photos
PHASE 2: PRESERVE
Chapter 8: Preserving Photos
Chapter 9: Converting Digital Formats
Chapter 10: Scanning Physical Photos
PHASE 3: ORGANIZE
Chapter 11: Curating Photos
Chapter 12: Organizing Photos
Chapter 13: Dating Photos
PHASE 4: SHARE
Chapter 14: Sharing Photos
Chapter 15: Accessing Your Photo Archive
PHASE 5: MAINTAIN
Chapter 16: Maintaining Your Photo Archive