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How to Use Google Photos to Organize Digital Media

Need a more efficient solution to organize your digital media?

By
Eric Escobar,
Episode #235

If you have a bunch of random pictures that don’t deserve their own folder I put monthly folders together such as “2016-12 Misc”. This will toss all of your random photos into their corresponding month. Just by naming all of your folders in this simple way you can keep thousands and thousands of pictures and videos organized.

Even though Google Photos backs up your photos to their cloud, there’s always a risk (even though incredibly small) that they will lose your data. 

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

No matter which method you use, I have to stress the advice not to keep all of your eggs in one basket. Luckily, this advice is extremely easy to follow in the digital age because everything can be backed up. Luckily I have episodes on backing up your computer and mobiles devices. Even though Google Photos backs up your photos to their cloud, there’s always a risk (even though incredibly small) that they will lose your data. For this reason, it’s extremely important to keep at last two copies of all of your pictures.

This could be as simple as a backup hard drive or even a memory card or CD. Anything to keep multiple copies of your pictures.

Gift Ideas

Now what’s the use of having all of those perfectly organized pictures and videos if you don’t use them for anything? Luckily I have an entire episode dedicated to a ton of awesome gift ideas to put all of your great pictures into for sentimental and personal gifts.

Make Your Own Server

If you’re like me and you are the family, class, and work historian, you’ll have terabytes and terabytes of video and photos that can easily fill up multiple hard drives. The best way to keep this organized is to combine multiple hard drives into one large volume. This may seem daunting if you’re not the most technical person in the world. I’ve done a full podcast on how to build your own file server on the cheap. It’s exactly what I have and use at home and I have over 10TB worth of storage always backed up!a

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Until next time, I’m the Tech Talker, keeping technology simple!

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