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We are Certified Photo Organisers passionate about helping others achieve their own photo organising goals. We are here to share our knowledge, in a practical way, to help you complete your own personal photo projects.

DIY Photo Organising Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

We are Certified Photo Organisers passionate about helping others achieve their own photo organising goals. We are here to share our knowledge, in a practical way, to help you complete your own personal photo projects.

    089 | 5 Tips for sorting printed photos

    089 | 5 Tips for sorting printed photos

    Even though we have talked about printed photos in past episodes, a recent question from a listener prompted us to highlight our five most helpful and practical tips to remember when starting to sort printed photos.

    We know we live in a digital world these days, but that was not always the case.

    If you are ready to start sorting your printed photos we encourage you to have a listen to this podcast episode as we share how we tackle sorting printed photos.

    Here is a sneak peek...

    •Sort by the back of the photos
    •Bundle your photos safely
    •Label safely
    •Identify special photos
    •Don't overthink it!

    We send you this email today filled with encouragement to you with the hope you may take a few steps forward in your own photo organising journey while we take a little break.

    Chantal will be travelling to Europe with her family, and Fiona will be travelling to the US with her family. WooHoo!

    We will be back with a new episode for you in July!

    Please send us your questions for future podcast episodes. Click here to share your Wishlist for Future Episodes with us!

    Related episodes:

    Episode 6 GR4 Sort and Organise Printed Photos
    Episode 13 Scan or not to scan
    Episode 22 Handling photos through a separation
    Episode 31 What to do with inherited photos
    Episode 47 What should I do with my old photo albums
    Episode 60 How many photos do we really need
    Episode 74 Dealing with photos that are difficult to look at
    Episode 75 A listener's photo journey with guest Lisa Johnston
    Episode 77 Why bother preserving your photos
    Episode 79 Tackle photos when decluttering your home
    Episode 88 Expert tips on photo archiving


    Also, we invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.


    DIY Photo Organising Courses
    https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/courses/


    Do you have a question you would like us to answer? Head over to our Social Media Channels, we are here to help and welcome all questions.


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    • 25 min
    088 | Expert tips on photo archiving (with guest Kate Jacus)

    088 | Expert tips on photo archiving (with guest Kate Jacus)

    Memories can be found in printed photos, slides, negatives, photo albums, photo scrapbooks, framed photos, artwork, certificates, and other memorabilia.

    Knowing how to safely archive these items will help keep them preserved for future generations.
    Kate Jacus is our very special guest on the podcast episode today. Kate has over 13 years of experience archiving many precious items, including numerous collections at two Smithsonian museums.

    Today Kate brings us her practical tips and advice about how we can protect our collections at home.

    Also, in an effort to add more photos to our own photo collections 😃 ...Chantal will be travelling to Europe with her family, and Fiona will be travelling to the US with her family. We send you this email today filled with encouragement to you with the hope you may take a few steps forward in your own photo organising journey while we take a little break. We look forward to recording new episodes and releasing another one for you in July.

    Lastly, please send us your questions for future podcast episodes. Click here to share your Wishlist for Future Episodes with us!

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    •Archival methods - Family History Preservation Guide & Catalog
    •http://bit.ly/preservation-guide

    Connect with guest Kate Jacus from The Photo Curator

    www.thephotocurator.com
    https://www.facebook.com/ktjacus
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/katejacus/
    https://www.instagram.com/katejacus/
    www.archivalmethods.com


    Related episodes:

    Episode 6 GR4 Sort and Organise printed photos

    Episode 31 What to do with inherited photos

    Episode 47 What should I do with my old photo albums?

    Episode 77 Why bother preserving your photos?

    Episode 83 What to look out for when using traditional photo albums


    Also, we invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.


    DIY Photo Organising Courses
    https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/courses/


    Do you have a question you would like us to answer? Head over to our Social Media Channels, we are here to help and welcome all questions.


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    • 52 min
    087 | Transferring Android phone photos to a computer

    087 | Transferring Android phone photos to a computer

    We see the phone as a camera and we want to transfer new phone photos to a computer and our photo hub regularly. Not only to back them up, but to be able to curate them and our photo collection easily.

    Today, we are looking at how to transfer those photos from Android phones to a computer. We are sharing a variety of options with you, some require just a USB cable, others an internet / wifi connection or the cloud.

    One would think that transferring phone photos is easy. It usually is, but there are some things to be aware of. A typical stumbling block are phone settings. Also, many Samsung users are not aware that their phone has an SD card and an internal phone storage, hence photos might be stored in two different places. We cover all those details in this episode for Android users!

    From all the options, choose the one that seems easiest and most straight forward to you and giving it a go. If it's not the right one for you, try another one. Once you've chosen, write down a step-by-step checklist for yourself.

    Here are some of the options we are sharing:

    •SD card (PC and Mac)
    •USB connection to a PC or a Mac
    •Using apps you already have on your computer
    •USB sticks (also listen to our episode 46)
    •Various apps
    •Cloud services

    Sources mentioned in this episode:

    •Step by step description about how to use Android File transfer app for Mac users: https://thedroidguy.com/transfer-files-from-galaxy-s20-to-mac-1124696
    •Using Smart Switch: https://www.samsung-messages-backup.com/resources/transfer-photos-from-samsung-to-mac.html

    Related episodes:

    #2 GR1 Backup https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/golden-rule-1-backup/
    #4 GR3 Create a photo hub https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/golden-rule-3-create-a-photo-hub/
    #16 Keep photos safe while travelling https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/keep-photos-safe-while-travelling/
    #46 What is your take on Photo Sticks? https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/what-is-your-take-on-photo-sticks/



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    Also, we invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.


    DIY Photo Organising Courses
    https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/courses/


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    • 30 min
    086 | Expert advice to help people who hoard photos

    086 | Expert advice to help people who hoard photos

    Decluttering and organising photos is hard. It can be a very overwhelming and time-consuming task and, naturally, photos belong to the very personal and sentimental belongings. Imagine how much harder it must be for a person who hoards.

    Unfortunately, there is quite a high part of our population with hoarding disorders, around 5%! However, there is help and we have the pleasure to learn from today's podcast guests: Angela Esnouf and Wendy Hanes from Hoarding Home Solutions, who are internationally recognised experts in their field.

    They generously share how friends and family members of people with a hoarding disorder or chronic disorganisation can help and what should be avoided.

    Some of the tips are:

    •Leading with compassion and being patient.
    •Being aware that organising is not a linear process.
    •There needs to be a readiness for change, which can come and go.
    •Understanding that - especially for elderly loved ones - photos can be a catalyst to tell their story and that it can help them make sense of their life and their legacy.
    •Knowing that searching for the perfect solution can be paralysing.

    They also share some practical strategies on how we can help a loved one. We believe these strategies work for anybody, not just for people who hoard.

    You can find more information on Wendy's and Angela's website over at: www.hoardinghomesolutions.com.au. There are some free resources for you to download, lots of blog posts to learn from and a directory 'Find a Provider' in which you can find a local, trained expert if you'd like further help. You can of course also sign up for one of their courses and dive deeper that way.

    Sources mentioned in this episode:

    •Institute for Challenging Disorganization: https://www.challengingdisorganization.org/
    •Sandra Pankhurst, author of 'The Trauma Cleaner'
    •Dr Christopher Mogan, The Anxiety & OCD Clinic Melbourne


    Related episodes:

    •Episode 3 GR2 Know your Why
    •Episode 4 GR3 Create a photo hub
    •Episode 6 GR4 Sort and Organise printed photos
    •Episode 31 What to do with inherited photos
    •Episode 34 Story telling with your photos
    •Episode 39 Images that don't belong in a photo collection
    •Episode 47 What should I do with my old photo albums?
    •Episode 49 How to Stop Procrastinating about your Photos
    •Episode 57 a href="https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/story-jotti...

    • 38 min
    085 | Removing duplicate photos from your photo collection

    085 | Removing duplicate photos from your photo collection

    We all have them in our collection: duplicate photos (and videos)! Learn what programs can help you find and remove those duplicate photos from your collection.

    We are talking about programs for Macs and Windows and there is also one that runs on both operating systems (no affiliation):

    •DupeGuru (cross-platform, works on Apple Mac and Windows PC) https://dupeguru.voltaicideas.net/
    •PhotoSweeper (Mac only) https://apps.apple.com/au/app/photosweeper/id463362050?mt=12
    •PowerPhotos (Mac only, allows you to merge libraries) https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos_downloads/
    •Duplicate Cleaner Pro (Windows only, by Digital Volcano) https://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk/dcpro.html
    •VisiPics (Windows only, free) https://www.fosshub.com/VisiPics.html

    These little helpers are worth every cent, it will save you a considerable amount of time cleaning up your gathered photo mess. We recommend you try them for free before you make a decision.

    Know that deduplicating a gathered photo mess is often one of the most time consuming steps in the whole process. The programs mentioned will find duplicates and even similar photos for you but you still have to then decide which copy you want to keep and which one/s you want to delete. It is not fully automated and you will be in control of this decluttering process.




    If we could ask you for 2 minutes of your time we would love to hear from you. Please click here to share your Wishlist for Future Episodes with us. Thanks so much.

    Also, we invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.


    DIY Photo Organising Courses
    https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/courses/


    Do you have a question you would like us to answer? Head over to our Social Media Channels, we are here to help and welcome all questions.


    Facebook page www.facebook.com/diyphotoorganising
    Instagram page www.instagram.com/diyphotoorganising


    If you'd like to learn more about us, go to:

    www.diyphotoorganising.com.au

    Fiona Staff's website: www.photohelper.com.au or
    Chantal Imbach's website: www.photosinorder.com.au

    If you are not in Melbourne and would like to exploring having a Photo Manager help you, check out www.thephotomanagers.com to find help closer to home.


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    Chantal Imbach and Fiona Staff

    • 44 min
    084 | What to do with the original gathered mess

    084 | What to do with the original gathered mess

    Following our call for your questions, a listener has asked "What am I supposed to do with the original hub in the end?"

    To answer that question, we are looking back at our Golden Rule 3 - Creating a Hub - to clarify the steps that we suggest you follow to start off your photo organising project. We are explaining in detail how to copy the gathered mess before you start deduplication and sorting of your photos. We also talk about where and how long to keep that copy of the original mess, and when to delete it and all the original source files. Remember, the goal is to have one single place where you keep all your photos.

    We hope this episode clarifies our Golden Rule 3, to which you can listen here.


    Also, we would love to hear from you as we plan relevant and pressing topics for upcoming DIY Photo Organising Podcast episodes.

    If we could ask you for 2 minutes of your time we would love to hear from you. Please click here to share your Wishlist for Future Episodes with us. Thanks so much.

    Also, we invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.


    DIY Photo Organising Courses
    https://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au/courses/


    Do you have a question you would like us to answer? Head over to our Social Media Channels, we are here to help and welcome all questions.


    Facebook page www.facebook.com/diyphotoorganising
    Instagram page www.instagram.com/diyphotoorganising


    If you'd like to learn more about us, go to:

    www.diyphotoorganising.com.au

    Fiona Staff's website: www.photohelper.com.au or
    Chantal Imbach's website: www.photosinorder.com.au

    If you are not in Melbourne and would like to exploring having a Photo Manager help you, check out www.thephotomanagers.com to find help closer to home.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Sarahfun ,

Amazing information!

This is the PERFECT podcast for anyone wanting to get started organising your photos. Start at episode 1 and you’ll learn the step-by-step process to get them organised as efficiently at possible.
I’ve enjoyed organising 3 generations of photos while listening to these wonderful ladies!

Lu Ceee ,

Motivated to sort my photos now

Now I have have clarity on how best to keep my photos organised. Great to listen to while working on my photos. Well spoken and down to earth. Thank you!

Alison K_Perth ,

Amazing for DIYer’s + New Professional Photo Organisers.

Fiona and Chantal are amazing at breaking down what is a very detailed process into easy to manage bites. Their podcast is clearly spoken and well structured. They bounce off each other in a way that makes listening fun. Having both of them speaking keeps you awake - not just one voice droning on. Also a great range of topics. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone looking to get their photos organised themselves. Also for new Professional Photo Organisers looking to get the low down on what’s involved in this type of field.

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