Erika Thornes describes how to do social media right. Host your images off social media. Hosted photos can be printed at almost any size. There is no quality loss when storing your photos on an image hosting website. Linking images increases engagement and conversation with engaged users and friends.
- [Voiceover] Yeah, we already talked about that.…It wasn't the best place to host our images,…but there are websites specifically designed…to host our images that are off social media…that connect to it.…There are websites like Smugmug, and Flickr,…500px, and Zenfolio.…All of these have low cost,…or free options that will host our photos…in full resolution.…That means we'll be able to print them…at any size.…They're easy to share,…they can print directly.…A lot of times they're linked up to printing websites.…
The galleries will auto load into there,…and you can print the full resolution files…with no loss of quality,…but how can you share and save?…Well, we can upload to both,…or we can post a teaser photo on social media…with a link to the full galleries.…That's my favorite solution.…Well, because we suffer from image fatigue today,…at least I do.…I just remember hearing stories…of long slideshow presentations that people…had to sit through of two or three hours…of someone's trip to Aruba.…
Today, people still don't want to dig…
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