Getting the Most Out of Your Videos

Over the years, I have collected many hours of film or video to preserve family memories like summer vacations, birthdays, and other special events in the form of home movies. If you have years of reels, videotapes, or DVDs, stored in boxes, learn how to convert old home movies to digital formats to preserve your history.
Your collection may include:

  • Film reels: old film from 3” to 8” with anywhere from 50’ to 600’ of footage. The cost to convert it is well worth being able to view it anytime
  • Tapes: 1 to 2-hour recordings including single or multiple events corrected several hours to many years

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Organizing, Sharing, and Securing iPhone Photos to Relive All Your Summer Fun

Your iPhone is always handy to take pictures of people you love enjoying time together! Summer is in full swing, and there are plenty of things to do from enjoying family picnics and swimming to backyard camping and fireworks!

But, how do you keep track of all those new images added to your photo gallery? If you have an iPhone, it’s as simple as creating separate albums. This makes them easy to find and view quickly.

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Stay Organized in 2020 With Help from Your Photos

Stay Organized in 2020 With Help From Your Photos

A new year is a great time for fresh starts and getting organized.

If you’re facing a full Saturday of organization tasks, armed with new plastic bins, file folders, and labels, consider keeping your smartphone camera handy as well.

We all know photos help us tell stories and preserve memories, but we don’t usually consider adding photos into our toolbox of organizational equipment.

In this post, we suggest some ways that photos can help you get more organized as you head into 2020. (more…)

Tips & Tricks to Make the Mac Finder Window Work for You

Finders Keepers: Tips and Tricks to Make the Mac Finder Window Work for You

Have you ever found yourself scrolling and clicking around your computer, searching for a specific photo or document? Opening and closing folders can feel a bit like a game of hide and seek.

If you’re a Mac user, you’re probably familiar with the Finder window. It’s the Mac’s home base, and is often the first place we look for items on our computer. Finder holds the key to locating that elusive file.

Correctly setting up your Finder window will make finding items on your computer much simpler.

We’ve put together some tips, tricks, and tutorials to help your Finder window work more efficiently. (more…)

Simple Ways to Prepare Your Printed Photos for Professional Organization

Simple Ways to Prepare Your Prints for a Professional Organizer

We all have them hidden away in our closets and basements. 

It’s those shoeboxes and plastic bins overflowing with years of unorganized photos.

Happily, you can leave the hard work of scanning and organizing those printed photos to us.

When our clients make the investment to have us organize their photos, they often wonder what they can do to speed up the process. In other words, our clients want to know “What’s my role in the organizing process?”

The thought of giving our mess to someone else can be intimidating. But with just a small amount of preparation before we receive your photos, we find that our client projects run more efficiently right out of the gate, saving you time and money.

Here’s some simple tasks to get your print photos ready for us to organize. (more…)

How to Gather Your Digital Photos for Picture This Organized

Spring cleaning season is upon us. While you’re busy cleaning out flower beds and closets, you may be considering hiring us to clean and organize your digital photo collection.

You’ve had your phone consult with us, and you’re getting ready for us to assess your collection.

Gathering your photos is the first big step. We can do this for you, but with a few hints, this is a job you can certainly tackle yourself.

As you begin gathering your photos, be sure to read our list of tips meant to help save you time, money, and energy. (more…)