So you just arrived from your vacation, and after emptying your suitcase you start to organize your stuff. Clothes, souvenirs… and the pictures. Those memory cards full of the pictures and videos we took those relaxing days.
You start to see the pictures and you ask yourself something. How do I share and organize this? There are many ways to do it, and today we will tell you everything you need to know about this.
Organizing: Order is important
Before getting into more complicated matters, let’s start with something basic: order. It may seem obvious, but there’s nothing like organizing your pictures in folders by category: date, place, people in them, etc. How you organize them is up to your personal preference.
Another complementary option is using photo gallery software. One of the most powerful is Adobe LightRoom, which is also useful to edit pictures. If you’re looking for something simpler, apps like iPhoto get the job done.
With these programs, we can create photo albums so we can organize them and easily Access whenever we want. You can also add tags to each photo to search and locate it quickly. Simple and very useful.
Internal or external storage device?
Okay, the pictures are organized now. The question now is, where do I save them? You can of course upload them to a lot of sites, but your first option will probably be a storage device, either internal or external. The first one is obviously cheaper, but it also means you could lose the files if something happens to your computer
The external hard drive is your best bet. You can avoid losing your pictures if Windows fails, and you can also keep adding pictures to it, like an album. Not to mention, of course, you can take it with you and access to your files in every computer.
If you don’t have a hard drive and are looking for one, always take a look at the capacity. We have several guides to help you know what the best portable storage device is for you.
How do I share my pictures so others can see them?
Now that you have your pictures organized and stored, you may be asking yourself, how do I share them? You can always do it the old-fashioned way, inviting your friends over and show them the pictures while you enjoy some drinks.
You can also share them through a social network. In this case, Facebook and Tuenti are two good choices because they let you organize your pictures in albums, tag people in your photos and add information about the places in the pictures. However, picture compression is not always the best.
That’s why another good choice is sharing the pictures in a site for this specific purpose, like Flickr or 500px. Or you can also use cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive. How do you share the pictures of your vacation?