With digital photography being in the palm of your hands with the touch of your smartphone, your phone’s image gallery is unlikely to keep up with all the images that you capture. Printing them would be an expensive feat and storing them more hassle than most of us would care to imagine.
The majority of people have far too many images on their devices making it unrealistic to print everything. Yet, there will be ones that you will want to print one day. Either to grace your own walls, a small framed photo on the mantel, an entire collage for a feature wall piece, or a special photo gift for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, or the family Christmas card. Cloud storage gives you the ability to organise your photos and easily find them.
All you need to create are albums, digital albums. And you can name them anything you want to. Depending on the cloud storage service you use, you may even be able to share your albums with friends and family and let them comment on them. That can be a good way to get to know what images you have in your digital albums that would be appreciated as any type of photo gift, be it a single photo, or an entire photo collage printed and framed.
Theme your digital albums and you will never be left hunting for the perfect picture again!
Think of all the times throughout the year that you may buy a personalised photo gift.
- Father’s Day
- Mother’s Day
- Valentines’ Day
Rather than have an album simply named “family”, organise your albums by name. The default folder storage system for most photo archive albums is chronologically by date, with the most recent shown first. Leaving your albums like that will make it difficult to find photos as they can be there for years, possibly decades if you do not delete them.
Make a change from storing your files by date to saving your albums with names. The names of those closest to you that you are likely to look for the pictures of that name more frequently.
As examples, Bob for a friend or family member, Bob and Jane for a couple. In those albums, you could have the perfect holiday snap to use as a housewarming gift or share with a friend so they can access an ideal print that would be handy for a Valentine’s Day gift for their significant other.
It should be noted that digital photo filing systems are not unique to cloud storage. If you were to scan photographs with an all-in-one printer, the digital copies can be stored on your computer, laptop, or memory card.
Wherever you choose to store your photos, it will be much easier to find the images you want to send to print, consider framing, and it’s far easier to create themed wall displays when you have a collection of similar photos all in one location.
Take the hassle out of finding the right pictures to grace your walls by keeping the quality pictures that would look stunning on display easy to find. Digital photo albums help with that.