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Declutter Your Photo Life: Curating, Preserving, Organizing, and Sharing Your Photos (Paperback)
Turn your photo chaos into precious memories to be enjoyed and shared
Now more than ever, we hold our photo collections dear. They are often some of our most prized possessions. Wouldn't it be great to finally have all your photos organized, safe, accessible, findable, and shareable? With Declutter Your Photo Life by your side, you have just what you need to achieve photo bliss.
Photographers and family historians understand the immense power that photographs have to convey meaning, emotion, and memory. We cherish both old film photos that were handed down by previous generations and our latest digital photos captured on the newest smartphone. But when those priceless memories are unorganized and scattered every which way--on a smartphone, on a laptop, on memory cards and flash drives, on two or three photo sharing websites, in photo albums, and in shoeboxes in the attic--the joy of photography becomes an overwhelming burden. What a mess
Whether you're a professional photographer, a casual shooter, or the designated family historian, Declutter Your Photo Life will help you organize and enjoy your photos once again. In this book, professional photo organizer, photographer, and author Adam Pratt teaches you his straightforward step-by-step workflow that, along with powerful image-organizing software such as Adobe Lightroom Classic, will have you taking complete control and creating a calming order out of your photo chaos. And once you've mastered Adam's system--Gather, Preserve, Organize, Share, Maintain--you'll be able to enjoy and share your photos today and for generations to come.TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Overwhelmed by Photos Chapter 2: Workflow Overview Chapter 3: Software and Hardware PHASE 1: GATHER Chapter 4: Gathering Digital Photos Chapter 5: Deduplicating Photos Chapter 6: Creating Your Photo Archive Chapter 7: Gathering Physical Photos PHASE 2: PRESERVE Chapter 8: Preserving Photos Chapter 9: Converting Digital Formats Chapter 10: Scanning Physical Photos PHASE 3: ORGANIZE Chapter 11: Curating Photos Chapter 12: Organizing Photos Chapter 13: Dating Photos PHASE 4: SHARE Chapter 14: Sharing Photos Chapter 15: Accessing Your Photo Archive PHASE 5: MAINTAIN Chapter 16: Maintaining Your Photo Archive Resources Index
About the Author
Adam Pratt loves people, photography, and a good story! He spent the last 25 years at the intersection of creativity and technology, including 22 years at Adobe, where he worked on the Creative Cloud team. He's a professional photo organizer, software trainer, and photographer. He's also the founder of Chaos to Memories, where he helps people enjoy their photos again by turning their photo chaos into precious memories they can enjoy and share.