Indexing, searching and finding data, files, etc., is not limited to the business world alone. With the demise of film and everyday use of digital cameras, individuals face the challenge of storing, labeling, and finding photos. How many of us have hundreds of images in a folder on a laptop with no identifying factor but “DPC7892”?

This topic was inspired by an article found on the Statesman titled, “Sorting and storing digital memories is still no easy task.” There are software options for users. Some are beginner-level like Microsoft Live Photo Gallery, and some are more advanced, like Adobe Lightroom. Whichever route you decide to take, there is one thing to remember. Bigger is not always better. Having access to fifty photos of the dog playing ball isn’t better than having access to five great photos that you would actually have printed or mounted in a frame.

Melody K. Smith

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