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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Photo Organization: Tagging/Keywording

Happy Monday everyone!

 

All month long we’ve been talking about photo organization. Scrapping is important of course, but the reason we scrap is our photos, right? We want to be able to find them easily when we’re looking for them. Today I’m going to talk to you about tagging/keywording. Tagging and keywording are just different words for pretty much the same thing, assigning tags or keywords to the metadata of our images so that we can search for (and find!) them later. We’ve talked about how helpful it is to tag your digi supplies, well tagging your photos is just as important.

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Organizing Photos – Rating

Continuing on in our quest to organize our photos this month, I’d like to offer a few methods for rating your photos. When I was deciding how to approach this topic, I really thought we probably all rate our photos in a similar manner, so how much could there possibly be to talk about?… So I did a little poll among my own photo taking, tech savvy, digi-scrapping friends and it turned out that it wasn’t the case at all.
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Introduction to Organizing Photos

Happy Monday! And for those of you in the States, Happy Labor Day!

This month, we’ll kick off a series on Organizing Your Photos. And if you’re anything like me, you NEED this series! We are going to talk about the processes of getting your photos off of your camera and onto your computer. Then we’ll talk about when to purge and what to purge. Next, we’ll talk about key wording, captioning and rating your photos so that they are easy to find and easy to scrap when you are ready. But before you can do any of that work, you need to find the program that is right for you.

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How to Create PDF Books in Lightroom

Hi! Barbara here to share a tutorial on creating a PDF book from your scrapbook pages. Did you know that if you’ve got Lightroom (LR) version 5 (I believe you can do this in version 4 as well), that with the click of just a few buttons you can turn your collection of scrapbook pages into an awesome PDF book that you can carry on your tablet or share with family and friends? Seriously, it’s a great thing!

 

I have been digi scrapping for 10+ years and only recently acquired LR. Where has LR been all these years and why didn’t someone take me aside years ago and tell me that I simply HAD to have it?! I love it! OK, you really don’t HAVE to have LR to digi scrap, but you can accomplish some pretty awesome things with it. One of those awesome things is that you can easily create a PDF book out of your photos or scrapbook pages. This is done in the BOOK MODULE. When you click around in LR’s Book Module you will see that there are lots of different things you can do. In today’s post I’m going to show you how to create a PDF book out of square scrapbook pages. If you haven’t played around in the Book Module yet, once you know how to create a PDF book you’ll probably want to try out some of the other things you are capable of doing in LR’s Book Module.

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Pocket Scrapping and a Techy Tutorial or Two

I decided to give Pocket Scrapping a go this year.  I couldn’t help it.  For the past year, I have ogled those layouts and have yearned to tell my family’s story with the same detail.  It appeals to me.  I am a Virgo.  I love order.  I love grids.  I love the all the products designed for this type of scrapping.  I just love Pocket Scrapping.  However, I fear the commitment of this project.  But this year, I am going to face my fear and jump on board.  But in order to do it, I need a plan.  As I get further into it, I may not stick to it, but to get started I need one.  So, I asked around and after hearing some ideas from a few successful Pocket Scrappers, I devised a plan of my own.  So here it is:

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