Organize and Archive Your Photos

4. October, 2012 Life No comments

Are you looking for a way to store, share, and organize your photos? We feel compelled to remind you that it’s never a bad idea to develop your pictures physically and slap them in a photo album. After all, when our robot overlords finally rise up and take the gift of electricity away from humankind, your descendants will appreciate having something to pore over in between their 15-hour shifts in the plutonium mines. In the meantime, there are still dozens of photo storage options  to be found on the Internet. 

In fact, online photo organizers are already among the most asked-for apps and services. Here are five ways you can organize and store your photos:   

Windows Live Photo GalleryThe Windows Live Photo Gallery lets you edit your photos, organize them, and share them online. Importing videos and pictures from your phone or camera is easy, and the program is free to download an use. 

PicasaGoogle’s Picasa lets you upload, organize, and manipulate your photos. You can also tag your Google+ friends in said photos whenever applicable! Picasa’s side-by-side photo comparison/editing feature is also helpful for touch-ups. It’s free to download.

Adobe Photoshop Album Starter EditionThis handy piece of software from Adobe lets you organize and display photos. You can also do easy edits of pictures to sharpen the image, get rid of red-eye, crop larger images, adjust color contrast, and more. Photoshop Album is extremely versatile, but less experienced computer users may find it intimidating to use. Luckily, there are lots of tutorials available. 

picManagerpicManager lets you get super-intense with the whole “photo organization” thing. With this program, you can filter and sort through mounds of pictures by file type or file date. picManager also automatically excludes non-picture files that may have snuck into your source folder. 

Canto Cumulus: Single User EditionCanto Cumulus is a single portal that allows you to manage and store files securely. That includes video and photo files, so you can manage photos and movies that are stored on hard drives, DVDs/CDs, and networked computers. 

Need more suggestions for places to park your photos? Visit: 

Five Best Digital Photo Organizers at LifeHacker

Top 20 Photo Sharing and Storage Sites at App Storm

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Nadia Oxford

Nadia is a freelance writer living in Toronto. She played her first game at four, decided games were awesome, and has maintained her position since. She writes for, Slide to Play, GamePro and other publications, and is's Guide to the Nintendo DS.

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