The Fun Extras - Set Four
71. Marking Favorite Photos
How do you mark your favorite photos as you first view them so that you can easily find them again when you are ready to scrap?
Do you ever mark your favorite photos to make it easier later for scrapping?
In organizing programs such as ACDSee, PSE Organizer, or Windows Photo Gallery, you can tag photos as a favorite and have your favorites be the photos you want to scrap from that event.
What method do you use?
Here are your comments!
I copy my favorites into OneNote and make notations there. I forgot about using Windows Photo Gallery - which I used before my computer crashed. I'm in the process of downloading it now. Thanks for the reminder, Hummie! g_robb53
no, I never mark them but thats a good idea Dawn Miner
I also never mark my photos. I want to start learning how to use the Organizer in PSE9, but I have literally over a thousand photos and I do not know where to begin. When I get a "wow" photo, I try to rely on my memory to remember to scrap it for the future, and as you probably know, that flies right out the window (my memory that is). So I have to hunt and hunt and open folders, etc. etc. Sigh!! I have to make a conscious effort to make a determination to set up some type of organization for my photos. ccynden
I don't mark my photos either. I tend to remember which folders most of my favorites are in, but sometimes I have to look through them. JanetMM
I put them in events in iphoto on my MAC and after I use them I sort them by year in other events. Belle33
I don't mark my photos ,I name them then look through them. I have thousands of photos, So I look for what I want. Jules
I don't mark pics either!! If I find one I want to use at a later date, I'll leave it in the organiser (I keep my organiser empty usually as in PSE8 it used to impact on performance of the editor if I had a lot in there...now I'm using 9 and not taking chances, LOL!!). I do now how to tag in the Organiser though..I have albums ready for my CT stuff...one for each designer, in case I need to leave a kit in the organiser overnight or while I work on something else...just keeps things separate in the organiser and in my mine, LOL Bernie x
Honestly, I don't think I have ever marked pics, but with all the photos I took last week at the waterpark, I think it would be good for me to mark the ones I really want to scrap. Thanks for the tip! Dawn
I have never thought of tagging favorites, but what a neat idea! I am forever searching through photos to find what I want to scraplift. This would save so much time! NancyP
No I do not tag my favorites. What I have started doing is face association and journaling in the information part of the photos.I have 6 ladies I photograph, could you see one of the six finding my favorite and it was not of them!!!!!!!!! 204cg
No, i don't mark them. When i take them from my camera, it's a click, drag and drop affair. I have literally thousands of photos. When i first started using Photoshop Elements (2.0), i thought it would be a good idea to tag everything, but it took soooooo long i finally gave up. Now i just save all my family things into folders and organize in that way. If one of my photos is a favorite, i usually find myself scrapping it and then i can find it easily! lovinlifegurl
Although I have ACDSee I never tag the photos I wish to scrap. I usually file things under headings such as 'birthdays' 'weddings' etc but and I'm fairly good at sticking to it I do have a 'to do' folder and I copy definite scrap photos into it. If I want to add to them because they are labelled I find the original folder very quickly My problem is sorting through the pre digi photos (1000's) and deciding which ones to scan. A1bjm
No I do not mark my favorite photo. I do use facial recognition. 204cg
Hmmm,I had never though of this. Something to think about! JustaMommie
I don't mark my photos. In fact, they aren't even in a "program", just in folders inside my Pictures folder on my Mac. Tammyshere
i don't mark them. i put them in a folder labeled - next LOs. i use open office (which i hate) to add notes, or poems or word art, etc. and just put that folder in with my photo files. i have all my family photos in separate folders for my dad's side, my mom's side, "me", my children in separate folders, and also photos of them together. My nature photos, photos of places i've lived, etc., so when i think about a LO, i pull all the photos for that page together in one file folder along with the notes for it in one "next" folder. Sometimes, if i've already decided which paper(s) i want, i'll make a notation on OO-doc, or just put the paper in the folder, as well. Jayleigh3
Ah! I never marked my photos. I choose them because of their colors, or because of their subject. I will think about that. AMarie
I've never marked my photos for scrapping. I thought about it a while ago - a long while ago - but I have them sorted into folders by year, month & event so invariably when I want to scrap its from an event. Lately I just think of something that I might have photos for and go to that folder. Maggie