Be honest: are your pics a mess?

I have a (ahem) a friend (yeah, that’s right, a friend!) who I’m pretty sure has a major digital photo problem.

You see, she has 8,934 digital photos uploaded in 437 separate “events” (those virtual “piles” the iPhoto program creates when it recognizes a new date stamp on uploaded pictures).

They’re backed up onto two separate drives, one in the cloud, another on a physical drive. This careful backup plan naturally pleases my friend’s OCD tendencies.

But the piles make her nuts on three levels.

They just sit there!

You take pictures because you want to remember and re-live important moments later on. If they’re just sitting, buried on a hard drive somewhere, what was the point of taking them at all?

There are so many duplicates and ugly photos mixed in with the good ones.

Every time I she wants to find a photo she has to wade through hundreds of ones that just annoy her.

They remind her of what a failure she is at being the family memory curator

Not that she has any more time than her husband, but for some reason, she just knows creating beautiful family albums is her job.

So she resolved to tackle the problem.

Yep, she was going to go from this:
Are your photos a massive digital mess

To this:
My photo fantasy

Unfortunately, she kept getting stymied by work projects, kids demanding attention, figuring out what to cook for dinner, Facebook, Twitter, and, oh, pretty much anything that wasn’t sifting through thousands of photos.

Which is why she created she’s participating in the ButtonedUp Photo Boot Camp.

The Photo Boot Camp is a 30-day program which is all about getting those digital photos under control in 10-15 minutes a day. You get one bite-sized task delivered to your inbox each morning over a one-month period. And by the end of the month, you’ll have an organized digital photo portfolio and have completed three photo projects you’ve been meaning to get to.

If you have a similar desire to get your photos under control, come join in the boot camp. Learn more here.

Tell me: are you organized or a mess when it comes to your digital photos? What photo projects do you wish you had complete?

  • Cathilee Gibson

    I just found this- do you have the 30 day list?