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Finally Organize Those Photos

Article from the New York Times – Written by By 

Sorting your photographs, whether digital or print or both, can seem daunting. Here are some simple ways to catalog and organize your images.

Spending more time at home has offered the opportunity to tackle all sorts of ambitious projects, from D.I.Y. focaccia to work-space upgrades. Yet there’s one task that still seems impossible: organizing hundreds, if not thousands — or even hundreds of thousands — of print and digital photographs. The idea of sorting through them feels daunting, so instead you do nothing. The shots pile up; the cycle continues.

Yet with so many hours inside and a yearning, perhaps, to see friends and family, there’s no better moment than this one to break the inertia.

“The more that our photos are visible and accessible to us, the more likely it is that we’ll remember why we love the people in our lives,” said Eric Niloff, a co-founder and the chief executive of EverPresent, a Boston-based company that digitizes and organizes family pictures.

Whether you have hundreds of gigabytes amassed from six device upgrades — EverPresent’s average iPhone client has between 15,000 and 20,000 digital photos, Mr. Niloff said — or boxes of decades-old albums, here are some simple ways to catalog and organize your images.


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