Monday, February 6, 2017

Simplify Pictures

Reading Grace Not Perfection has inspired me to simplify our lives. In order to build a strong foundation I don't want any baggage or disorganization to get in my way. I've decided that one of my tasks for March (yeah, I"m thinking ahead) is to make a yearly photo book of our family.  The main goal that is attached to this task is to create intentional memoires with my family. What better way than looking through organized photo albums? Currently by pictures are on Facebook, Instagram, my work computer, my blog, my personal computer, my phone, prints, Walgreens, and my google photos.

1. To organize all of my Facebook photos into albums. I'm deleting a lot of them and choosing just the ones I want to represent our family.

2. Get the Instagram photos that I want to be in the albums. This is gonna take some work.

3. Organize my work photos into one album and then make yearly folders to drop each picture in.

4. I'll check through my blog and see if anything stands out and I'll save those to the folder on my work computer.

5. I'll take the photos from my personal computer and will uplead them to facebook into the correct album.

6. The phone photos will also be downloaded to facebook into the correct album.

7. Ill go through my prints that were mostly printed via Groovebook and I'll put the year on the back.

8. The Walgreens photos will probably be deleted since I feel like they are in other places.

9. My google photos will be added to my work computer and put into the correct folder.

Now comes the hard part. Ideally I would be able to just upload all of them to Walgreens but I've done that in the past and some were very fuzzy. I plan on using picmonkey to edit my photos. I plan on taking one year photo book at a time.

Although I have this task to be completed by March, I'm really hoping to just get at least one complete by then. It really is going to take a lot of work to get it all organized.

From now on I'm going to be better about backing up and sorting them right away and even go as far as printing 2017 pictures as I get a bunch.

How do you deal with ALL THE PICTURES?


  1. Photos is one thing I can't get a handle on. Maybe I need to do some of the things you are doing to get them in organized a bit more.

  2. Hi Amber, I'm visiting from CM on FB! Gosh photo organization is a constant challenge for me. You've inspired me--looking forward to seeing what works for you! Blessings, Cecilia

  3. Sounds like a great plan. I recently organized my printed photos into uniform photo albums. The problem is I haven't printed any of my photos for years!

  4. I am so good at taking photos, but so terrible at organizing them! I love that you have a plan in place. I desperately need to do the same!

  5. I have so many, many, many photos...I feel like I don't even know where to start. I need to write out a plan like you have done and work for an hour or a half hour each day to get them organized.

  6. Photo organization is so hard! Good luck in getting all of yours organized.

  7. I need to organize my photos and purge some of them. It's been way too long. Thanks for the tips and list.

  8. What a great plan! This is going to be so worth it.

  9. What an inspiring plan!! I'm great about taking pictures, but not so great at actually printing them out. I think I'd like to try chatbooks to make for the kids to enjoy. I've heard great things about them.


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