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 Edit Your Summer Photos With Lightroom

How to Edit Your Summer Photos With Lightroom

Are your summer vacation and family gathering photos stacking up on your camera card or phone? 

You may be taking a lot of photos with the intention of posting some on social media, or creating an album. But you may find that some of your pictures need tweaking and a little bit of organization.

Lightroom is a photo editing and organization tool we use everyday at Picture This Organized. Professional photographers use it, but so can you! 

In this post, we explain Lightroom, give you some tips to use it, and give some examples that illustrate how you can make your summer photos shine. (more…)

How We Keep Our Clients' Photos Safe, Secure, and Private

How We Keep Our Clients’ Photos Safe, Secure, and Private

Family photos are priceless and intensely personal.

We don’t want just anyone to view the sacred and intimate moments of our lives – so we are careful about sharing our photos with others.

Perhaps you want someone to help you organize your photos, or create an album. But you’re reluctant to hire a professional without assurance that they’ll keep your photos private and protected.

At Picture This Organized, we understand the gravity of trusting someone with your photo collection. Here are three reasons why you can feel confident when you hire Picture This Organized as your professional photo organizing team. (more…)

Answers to Our Clients’ Most Common Questions About Photo Organizing

Answers to Our Clients’ Most Common Questions About Photo Organizing

Tackling a photo organizing project is like putting together a large jigsaw puzzle. You lay all the pieces out on the table, find all of the edges, and soon the border takes shape.

Then you start connecting pieces with similar colors, lines, or words. When you have questions about what the project is supposed to look like, you look to the photo on the box to guide you.

When it comes to fitting all of pieces of your photo collection together, a professional photo organizer can help you see the big picture and motivate you by showing you what a finished project might look like.

We get a lot of questions about the photo organizing process from prospective clients, so we wanted to compile the answers to the most common ones in this quick Q&A post.  

Let’s dig in! (more…)

iPhoneXR Camera Features

The New & Improved Camera Features of the iPhone XR

When it comes to technology, we can all rely on one thing: change! Doesn’t it always feel like companies release brand new models with better bells and whistles? And usually right after we’ve committed to a big technology purchase!

Apple is notorious for doing this, especially with iPhones. But if you’re in the market for a smartphone upgrade and you love snapping photos with your phone, it would be worth taking a look at Apple’s iPhone latest camera improvements.

Last September, Apple released two new iPhone models: the Xs and Xs-Max. Both of these phones now have dual camera lenses, but they are definitely on the pricier side. A more affordable option, and the one we will highlight in this post, is the iPhone XR.

We’re going to talk about some of the new iPhone XR’s latest camera features, and tell you how each of these can improve your pictures. (more…)

Getting to Know iCloud Photo Library

Simple Tips to Help You Get to Know (and Use) iCloud Photo Library

Not sure what it means when someone says, “Oh, I saved it to the cloud”? You’re not alone.

There’s a lot of confusion about what the term “in the cloud” actually means these days – and your uncertainty may be holding you back from harnessing this important and useful technology.

The “cloud” is simply another name for the network of computers that use the internet to receive, send, store, and share information outside of our own local machines and devices.

iCloud is Apple’s version of cloud-based storage. It’s an ecosystem that merges and syncs all content on all devices into one account. If you’re using Apple devices, you’re probably already using iCloud to back up data like mail, contacts, calendars, notes, and messages.

But if you feel like you really don’t know iCloud, how it works, or how it can help you manage your photos, then this post is for you! (more…)

Overcoming the Stress of Mess

Overcoming the Stress of Mess: A Busy Mom’s Journey to Photo Organization

Kelly Caffee wanted to find a photo of her son’s birthday party on her phone or computer – but years of accumulating photos with no organization turned a simple search into a huge frustration.

Kelly is a busy single mom who has a demanding job that requires a lot of travel. Her schedule didn’t contain any extra gaps for things like sorting and organizing her photos.

Many of our clients are just like Kelly. They are frustrated by constantly being short on time, and overwhelmed by the enormity of their photo collection.

Here’s the story of how Kelly left that stress behind her to find order and efficiency in her photo collection. (more…)