3 Things You Should Be Doing With Your Pictures

3 Things You Should Be Doing With Your Pictures by Aduke Schulist
3 Things You Should Be Doing With Your Pictures

If you are like most people with a smart phone or camera, then you have hundreds, or thousands of pictures just sitting around on your devices. It’s time to do something with these!

3 Things You Should Be Doing With Your Pictures by Aduke Schulist

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1. Organize Them

Before you do anything else, stop and organize your pictures. This includes deleting repeats (Who needs the same selfie 50 times?). Delete any out of focus images, or images of scenery that you can’t even begin to place. If a picture doesn’t bring back a memory for you, then let it go.

I recommend consistency with how you organize. I like to organize mine by year first, and then event or date. It is easier to find my daughter’s 9th Birthday if I have it labeled “Aybra’s 9th Birthday” instead of some obscure date.

2. Back Them Up

I learned a hard lesson when my first child was born. My computer system crashed and I lost every single image that I had taken of him. I was only able to recover images that I had sent to my family. Since then I’ve been backing up my images every few months.

Folder Organization for Picture Storage and Backup using Google Drive

Google Drive is a great place to start. You can back up your images and access them from any device. The above image shows a peek inside my 2017 folder on my Google Drive.

If you use Amazon Prime, they offer unlimited photo storage. External drives are great, but I am finding online storage to be best for me.

3. Print & Display Them

As a photographer one of my passions is urging people to print and display their family portraits. Sure, digital pictures that you can share with your friends online are great, but seeing a portrait of your family in your home brings those memories alive.

If your photographer doesn’t offer prints, then you are in luck. Photowall is an online printing company that will let you print any image for display.

Family Picture on Canvas by Photowall

Canvas is one popular option that displays well. I recently used Photowall to print one of my family’s portraits (that I took myself!). I was a little nervous of the DIY frame, but it was a breeze to put together and my family portrait looks great sitting atop our piano. (I need to get some strong muscles to help me move the piano so I can relocate the image and hang it above the piano!)

Family Picture on Canvas by Photowall Review by Aduke Schulist

Yes, it’s large, but Photowall makes printing big affordable. Photowall doesn’t stop at family portraits though.

Photowall Has It

Photowall has all the artwork needed to decorate your bedroom, living room, kitchen, office, or even business. They offer some super cute motifs whether you just want to add a little color with a small canvas, or spice up an entire room with some fun wall paper patterns.

Here are just 6 of the thousands of patterns offered:

Patterns offered by Photowall

All products are made to order, environmentally friendly, fire-retardant, and won’t fade in sunlight. They have a satisfaction guaranteed. So, what are you waiting for? Start printing your pictures now!

When is the last time your had family portraits printed?

Author: Aduke Schulist

Aduke Schulist is a 30 something content creator living in the heart of Arkansas. She enjoys blogging, vlogging, and spending way too much time on social media. Aduke is a big fan of true crime documentaries and advocating for people with special needs. You can find Aduke on social media as @AdukeSchulist.

40 thoughts on “3 Things You Should Be Doing With Your Pictures”

  1. These are all great ideas. We always make sure to back up the most important pictures first. We also save ourselves a trip to get them developed, as well as money by doing them ourselves.

  2. We haven’t done that in forever! I love the look of yours. I’ll have to give these guys a try. We’re overdue for a family portrait anyway.

  3. I am so bad at keeping track of my photos. We take SO many pictures and I can’t imagine having to go through them in the future. It is crazy how digital stuff really accumulates! Good for you, staying on top of it all and getting photos printed out as well.

  4. I used to print my photos, but now I opt to organize and back-up. I have this e-photo album where I placed on my desk and shows my photos like a presentation slides. Pretty cool.

  5. I still have photo albums that I continue to add to and share with friends. I get tired of everything being digital. Somethings I actually like to hold and turn pages, photo albums and books are two of them I still read real books too.

  6. I love those website that let you print canvases for cheap! I also love the quality of your canvas!! I need to start backing up my photos better…LOL!!

  7. These are all great ideas. I still have photo albums that I continue to add to and share with friends. These ideas are pretty cool.

  8. I need to work on organizing all of my pictures to have them all printed out for my photo album. I haven’t been thinking about this lately, but just can’t seem to find the time to do so.

  9. I lost all my pictures from high school and college with a computer crash. I’m still sad about it. I did recently start printing some pictures for photo walls. But I keep my pictures online backed up into a few different cloud areas.

  10. Right now I am in the processing of backing up things. My Iphone took a dive in the toilet and luckily it came back on but losing photos and videos I had not put on Facebook were the first of my concern!

  11. Backing them up is seriously something that everyone needs to do. I have lost pictures from not doing that when my phone completely died out on me. One of the saddest days!

  12. I so need to do more displaying , many times I have pictures and sadly they stay in the box not to be shared. Thanks for your tips I will try to put them to good use

  13. This reminds me of my phone images. I have lots of pictures on phone because of my niece. Thanks for the tips because I need to back up everything to be safe.

  14. Thankfully, I backed up photos from my previous phone before it got lost. And now I have lots of photos again that I need to back up. Printing some is a good idea too!

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