Organizing Digital Photos: A Picture-Perfect System
Holidays offer plenty of opportunities to capture priceless moments. We asked the HGTV.com Image Team to share their top tips for taking the best pictures and then storing them wisely.
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6. Consider using a photo-management tool like Adobe Photoshop Elements or Apple iPhoto to edit your photos. Learning the basics of photo editing tool is a good idea if you enjoy photography and appreciate the ability to work with your photos, to fix problem areas, resize, manipulate color, pattern, lighting and much more. Take a class to learn how to take advantage of all bell and whistles of a photo program or practice, practice, practice, and teach yourself.
7. Utilize an online photo-sharing website such as Shutterfly, Flickr or SmugMug. Photo sites are an easy way to share pictures with friends and family; they offer a safe place to move and store pictures when you are away from home, and provide services for creating albums and gifts.
8. Learn to recognize corrupt files. Preview every image on your computer to confirm that no files are corrupt before reformatting your memory card.
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