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Windows 7: How do you arrange your photos?

15 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do you arrange your photos?

Over the last few years of me transferring photos from a variety of digital cameras to my pc, I have stored them into seperate folders. i.e...

D:\Photos\Dogs\Charlie\Walkies 11.9.10
D:\Photos\Dogs\Charlie\Visiting Melody 5.6.10
etc.etc..

Now as Windows Live Photo Gallery has some Search/filtering options, I am beginning to wonder whether I should just put all my photos together into one folder and tag them all with the necessary info. Then when I use Windows Live Photo Gallery I can filter out say all the 'Charlie' pics for me to view.

What do you think?

How do you all store and view your photos?

Any good tips would be very much appreciated, as I have accumulated 100's!! ;-)

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16 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I organize my pics just like you, but still use Picasa for quick access and viewing. It would be a bad idea to shove all pics in one folder, unless you are certain that you won't ever need to access them in explorer for something like copying on a CD or a memory stick or something.
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16 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for that mate. It was just a thought. I shouldn't take so many pictures! lol.
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16 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Nah, you should just continue being careful and have them organized. When I see a mess on someone else's PC, I wish I was blind xD
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17 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

lol!
I know what you mean. I think actually you would be quite impressed the way I have organised my pics so far. I have them all backed up to an external hard drive and also on Windows Live Skydrive (which took forever!).

I'm just always looking to improve things the best way I can, like a true geek! ;-)
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17 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

E:/PHOTOS/YEAR/DATE/P1010276(etc).jpg
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17 Sep 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8 (64-bit)
 
 

I create Albums with sub-albums to organize my pics. For instance I would use a structure similar to this:

Family
Family\strollin family
Family\strollin family\dad
Family\strollin family\mom
Family\strollin family\kid1
Family\strollin family\kid1\Graduation
Family\strollin family\kid2
Family\Smith Family
Trips & Vacations
Trips & Vacations\Hawaii
Trips & Vacations\Hawaii\Dec07
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17 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My Pictures\Year\yymmdd-CameraName
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17 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I also use folders within Win Live Photo Gallery, Grandkid's graduation, Summer fun, etc. then make a folder for the year Pic 2010 move all the pic's folders in there then store on flash drive, i have 05, 06 thru on 09 on flash drive. That way if i'm looking for a pic from 05 i can just look in those pic's
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19 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukgovsucks View Post
lol!
I have them all backed up to an external hard drive and also on Windows Live Skydrive (which took forever!).

I'm just always looking to improve things the best way I can, like a true geek! ;-)
I have my 100+ GB of pictures redundantly backed up on 4 different drives 3 of which are inert because like the old timer's say- "If you only have your data backed up twice you don't really care about it that much".



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