Organizing Photos for a Project 365

Now that you know what a Project 365, I think it’s important to come up with a plan to organize your photos. A Project 365 is a photo every day, but that doesn’t mean you’re only taking one photo a day. In the end, you’ll choose one that is your favorite so what happens to all the others?

organizing photos for your project 365

My first piece of advice is to create folders. You can start with a master folder with the year as the title. And then create subfolders with each month inside. If you want to go even further, create another set of weekly folders inside each month. Depends on how organized you want to be.

My system may look a little different than yours because I am starting in March (hopefully!) when baby arrives, but I called my master folder 2018 P365 and then created monthly calendars inside. Each one is numbered so that I could keep them in order.

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Once I start taking photos, I’ll dump the images into those folders and choose a few to edit. I’ll only choose one to post in the FB group and on Instagram.

Since I’ll likely be taking most of my images on a DSLR, I also wanted to let you know how I post my big camera images to social media if I’m not at my desktop. Dropbox has been a lifesaver for me. I have the app on my phone and it’s also synced to my desktop. When I have the image I want to post, I’ll drag it into my Dropbox folder and it will magically appear on my phone too. Super easy!

And finally, if you use your phone a lot to take photos, are you editing them? I can do a few tutorials with some of my favorite apps, but for now I just wanted to tell you about them.

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A Color Story

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Do you have a favorite app that you edit with? I’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment and let me know!

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