I have 2500+ photos to organize and the task is a little overwhelming. The fact that I only have 2500 photos to organize is quite an improvement from the 3200+ I started with.
I have said many times that I was going to go through and get all my pictures organized. When I say "all" what I really mean is all the pictures I have on my current computer. That doesn't include the very large box I have upstairs, the rather large pile of developed photos(still in their envelopes) down stairs and the 4 CDs of pictures in our fire box. I will say some of the pictures on the CDs are probably developed, but I am not entirely positive about that.
I also have 3 completed scrapbooks, you know that fancy ones with all the pretty paper and 3 photo albums, you know the boring ones with just pictures.
I really don't know entirely what my goal is, but some sort of order is necessary.
One of the reasons I bought my new mac, was that is supposed to be great for both organizing and editing photos. I am less than thrilled with editing abilities of iPhoto, but the organizing part is great. I will end up purchasing photoshop again for the mac.
When we bought this new computer I painstakingly copied all of my photos from my pc to the mac. I also uploaded about 300 pictures to Shutterfly.
Today I started tagging all the photos and assigning them a rating. The pictures on my computer are from Dec 2005 - current. I am done through August of 2006. Once I am done tagging them all I am going to make DVDs. One of each of the kids, one of vacations etc.. I really feel like I have accomplished something.
I am also getting a reduced amount of those pictures developed. I have grand delusions that I will put them in scrapbooks or at least photo albums.
They are grand delusions!