Declutter Your Photo Life

Declutter Your Photo Life

Curating, Preserving, Organizing, and Sharing Your Photos

Adam Pratt


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Turn your photo chaos into precious memories to be enjoyed and shared!

Now more than ever, we hold our photo collections dear. They are often some of our most prized possessions. Wouldn’t it be great to finally have all your photos organized, safe, accessible, findable, and shareable? With Declutter Your Photo Life by your side, you have just what you need to achieve photo bliss.

Photographers and family historians understand the immense power that photographs have to convey meaning, emotion, and memory. We cherish both old film photos that were handed down by previous generations and our latest digital photos captured on the newest smartphone. But when those priceless memories are unorganized and scattered every which way—on a smartphone, on a laptop, on memory cards and flash drives, on two or three photo sharing websites, in photo albums, and in shoeboxes in the attic—the dominant feeling quickly goes from “overjoyed” to “overwhelmed.” What a mess!

Whether you’re a professional photographer, a casual shooter, or the designated family historian, Declutter Your Photo Life will help you organize and enjoy your photos once again, as well as create cherished keepsakes for friends and family. In this book, professional photo organizer, photographer, and author Adam Pratt teaches you his straightforward step-by-step workflow that will have you taking complete control and creating a calming order out of your photo chaos. And once you’ve mastered Adam’s system—Gather, Preserve, Organize, Share, Maintain—you’ll have all the tools you need to keep your photo treasure organized as you move forward.

Chapter 1: Why You Should Organize Your Photos
Chapter 2: Using a Workflow
Chapter 3: Gathering Photos
Chapter 4: Preserving Photos
Chapter 5: Converting Digital Formats
Chapter 6: Scanning Physical Photos
Chapter 7: Curating Photos
Chapter 8: Organizing Photos
Chapter 9: Dating Photos
Chapter 10: Sharing Photos
Chapter 11: Accessing Your Photo Archive
Chapter 12: Maintaining Your Photo Archive
Chapter 13: Learning From Your Photo Archive
Chapter 14: Tips for Easier Organizing


Adam Pratt:

Adam Pratt loves people, photography, and a good story! He spent the last 25 years at the intersection of creativity and technology, including 22 years at Adobe, where he worked on the Creative Cloud team. He’s a professional photo organizer, software trainer, and photographer. He’s also the founder of Chaos to Memories, where he helps people enjoy their photos again by turning their photo chaos into precious memories they can enjoy and share.