Erika Thornes teaches how to pick the best images. Erika Thornes describes how to cull images, and defines culling. Sorting photos and sorting images to keep catalogs and databases small by reducing the number of images in a set. Erika teaches how to group photos and select just the best photos.
- [Voiceover] Help the Future, The Art of Culling.…Thankfully, we're not talking about animals here,…but culling is important to understand.…We have so many images today with digital…that we really need to think about long-term management,…and the herd is just too big.…Way too many, just becomes overwhelming,…so we need to do a few key things to help manage this.…One of those is to separate our pics out into groups.…You need to separate the keepers and the eh files.…It's really important to pick the best of the best.…Instead of saving every image we have,…we need to think about why we're saving those images,…and how they fit into our family story…and to what we're looking for long-term…in terms of our image management.…
Here's a really, really cute picture of my daughter.…I like it, but should I save it?…I'd have to think about the historical context.…Is this a photo that I'm going to want…to share with my children and my grandchildren…and my great grandchildren,…or is this just something that was kind of fun…
Backup is important, but it's not enough. Using keywords and other organizational features is also important—but also not enough. A complete, long-term photo archiving strategy involves multiple techniques: identifying those shots you want to preserve for generations, and then taking the steps necessary to make that happen. In this course, photographer and family historian Erika Thornes outlines a roadmap for storing, sharing, and archiving your family's story through pictures. From culling and keywording, to backing up and producing archival prints and photo books, Erika details the steps that will make your collection of digital images accessible now and in the future.
- Getting organizing
- Culling the best images
- Saving two local copies of each photo
- Storing photos on the cloud
- Posting photos to social media
- Printing photos
- Accessing archived images easily