A Plethora of Pictures
That was this week's challenge. I have a lot of pictures. Fortunately, the genealogist side of my personality has been working on scanning them all into the computer. Unfortunately, there are still quite a few that need to be done.
I finally went through the box o'
I worked and worked on sorting them all out, deciding which ones I wanted to keep and which ones I wanted to
My photos serve two purposes. First (and foremost) is my genealogy. I attach them to each individual in my family tree program. Second, I use them for scrapbooking. I usually don't use them in their original size, so scanning and editing works best for me. Plus, I don't damage the original photo in the process.
Once I had them all sorted, I started scanning like a crazy person. I got them all done, too. The renaming and organizing of the scanned photos? That's another story. What a challenge!
Using the photos for scrapping necessitates a completely different organizational structure than my genealogy. So I decided to just name and organize the photos like I usually do, and then I tagged them with a specific event or other scrapbook page idea. That way, I can just search for all the photos of my daughter at the zoo and voila! all the photos I need will pop up and then I just have to print them in their appropriate sizes.
I made a list of the pages I want to create (thereby also making a list of my tags) and then I proceeded to narrow down the number of photos I wanted to use for each layout by untagging my least favorite. The hard part there is remembering if I have any other memorabilia that needs to go on the page as well (that's next week's challenge). Hopefully, I won't have to revisit the tagging/untagging process once I get ready to actually create the layouts.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take any photos while I was doing my photo organizing. It was quite the yawn-fest anyway. I can't promise that next week will be any more exciting ... sorting memorabilia and journaling notes! Wheeee!