Sunday, January 15, 2012

21COFH - Process Photos & Files-Week 3

Confession time. I am notorious for taking pictures, scanning items with the Flip Pal or Magic Wand hand held scanner and then getting busy and forgetting to transfer them to my laptop. Since the holidays have passed so recently, I'm betting that some of you did picture taking or scanning and still need to transfer those files to your computer.

This week's project is to select at least one (more if you have time) of your digital gadgets and do the following:
  1. Transfer the files to your computer (or wherever it is you store such digital items).
  2. Remember to use your organizational and file naming scheme from last week.
  3. If you have decided to utilize metadata for citations, tags and other information, be sure and include that into your workflow.
  4. If some of your items need further processing or analyzing, add it to your to do list (unless you have time to take care of it this week).
  5. Make sure this work is backed up. Always make sure your work is backed up! If you don't have a backup plan, there are numerous resources at GeneaBloggers.
Remember, the main objective here is to get your files organized in such a way so that you can easily and quickly locate them.

Good luck! As always, you can complete this week's mission by leaving a comment or writing your own post and leaving the url to your post in the comments section. If you don't have a blog, keep your own journal!

© 2011, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. Oh my goodness Michelle! I'm taking some time today to catch up on reading some blogs and I am JEALOUS of your organization skills! Good luck with this theme! (And see you in a couple of weeks at RootsTech!) ~Lisa

    1. Lisa, I wouldn't get too jealous. You should see my house. Which is why I am doing this series. LOL

      Looking forward to seeing you at RootsTech. Looking forward to RootsTech period!!

  2. Can't wait to get to it! Great idea, Michelle. I have tons of pictures from the holidays. :)

    1. EL {Evil Laugh). I figured a few of us might be in that predicament!