Organizing Your Digital Resources

I can’t believe it’s already 2018! At the beginning of the year, a lot of people are thinking about resolutions and putting things in order, so it seems an appropriate time to write about organizing one’s digital resources. Whether you’re a scrapper or a designer, having your digi stash organized means you’ll be able to find what you need quicker, and that your scrapping/designing process will become more streamlined and effective. If you have thought about doing it, there’s no better time to start than now.

 

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Digital Supply Organization Using Lightroom

Today we are talking with Lisa Corbin-Polak, one of our Blog Team Peers. Lisa has been scrapping digitally since 2009 and has streamlined her digital supply organization system/process over the years. Let’s see what she has found that works for her.

 

Can you explain how you scrap and how this has helped you to develop your organization structure?

 

Over the years, the way I scrapped has evolved to the point where I scrap mostly from a single kit, or a single collaboration. I used to mix things up quite a bit, but I’ve come to realize that it is easier and quicker for me to build my layout from a single kit which has already been coordinated by the designer. Sometimes, I will shop my stash for just a few little “extras” that might be missing from the kit I’m working with (stitches, buttons).  As a result, I’ve simplified my organization system and whittled down the time I spend organizing. I used to tag a lot more pieces in each kit, but now I rely more on searches to find what I need if it isn’t in the kit. My switch from a PC to a MacBook Pro and the different programs available have also influenced my digi-supply organization.

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Digital Supply Organization Using ACDSee

Happy weekend everyone!  I’m here today to talk about how I use ACDSee to organize my digital files.  Purchasing an organization program isn’t for everyone, but hopefully my description of how I use ACDSee will give you some insight into deciding whether it is for you.  Ready to get started?  Then come on in and join me for some organization chat . . .

 

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Organizing with Folders

Today we’re back chatting with another one of the Peers, getting a behind the scenes look at how they organize their scrapping supplies. Sometimes we can strike it lucky and find a system that works pretty quickly. That’s what happened to Peer Kat Hansen. A digi-scrapper for more than 12 years, Kat’s found a system that works for her … well, most of the time: organizing with simple folders. We’ll let her explain.

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Digital Supply Organization Using Finder

 

As promised, today we will begin sharing some of our own personal systems for organizing our digital scrapbook supplies. We asked each of the Peers to answer the following questions about how they scrap, and how they store and search for their supplies. Hopefully, someone’s organization system will resonate with you and you will find a system that will work for you too. Additionally, we have created a sub-forum just for organizing-related questions, so if you have any, that’s the place to ask them. So let’s get started!

 

Today we are talking with Jen Flaherty, our Blog Team Peer Director. Jen has been scrapping since 2005 so her organization system has gone through many iterations. Here she talks in depth about her evolution.

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Lightroom: the Painter Tool

I’m here today to share a feature that I just learned about in Lightroom. I never even noticed this icon before in my Lightroom, but now that I know about, it is so cool! We’ll be looking at the Painter Tool.

 

Have you ever paid attention to the icon that looks like a spray can of paint at the bottom of your library module? I know that I didn’t, but wait until you see what it can do. You can “load” the paint into the can and spray it individually on your images in Lightroom or drag it across several images. So, what can be loaded into the painter? You can load a Keyword, Label, Flag, Rating, Metadata, Setting (preset), Rotation, or Target Collection.

 

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