You may have noticed when you head to our website to find an organiser that you can now search by specialism. One of these specialisms is ‘Photo Organising’ – but what is it all about and how can it help you? Ian Killick from Photorganised explains all.
People have been taking digital photographs for more than 20 years and are starting to realise not just how many they have taken, but that maybe they don’t have time to sort through them and view them properly. Add to that all the print or slide photos people have in cupboards and boxes which they now wish they had in a digital format to integrate with their born-digital photos, and you can see why people are looking for some help. This is where a photo organiser comes in: to save people time or provide the skills needed to kick-start a photo sorting project or take the job through to completion.
Photos are one of the most important categories which people need decluttering and organising, because they can hold very important, happy memories for people, or they can hold memories which people do not want a physical reminder of. People may wish simply to get their photos sorted and may ask a photo organiser for help with this. APDO members are professional declutterers and organisers who, whilst sorting a home or office, might come across photos which need organising. Some APDO members are trained in this specialist area and so will be able to help with the photos, or they can introduce their client to a specialist photo organiser. Some photo organisers are also members of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) and have passed their Certification Programme. We all work together to achieve the best solution for clients.
Photo organisers can help with:
From experience, the following are common trigger points:
I have learnt over years of photo organising that there are many computer programs / apps, many platforms like Apple, Windows, Android and iOS, plus numerous combinations of these within each home and office. Many people like to stick with what they know and just make sure that everything is organised and backed up within their existing setup. Others are forced to change when software such as Picasa is not supported anymore and they have to migrate their photo collection to another program such as Lightroom. Photo organisers do not force a particular system on to their clients but make suggestions and help them with any changes.
Photos are so precious to most of us, they tell stories and help us remember important life events. Let’s help protect them so we do not experience a lost generation of photo memories and also make sure we are enjoying seeing all of our photos to the max! Thanks for reading this post!
If you have questions which haven’t been answered here, you can find your nearest photo organiser here.
Keep an eye out on the APDO blog in the future for more posts on photo organising.