Last Update: Jul 24, 2022
If you are like me, you have hundreds of unnamed pictures in the cloud or on a hard drive somewhere. Once in a long while, I will spend some time looking at pictures and naming them. For easy retrieval, the names I use group the pictures. I have a few groups like "family", "vacation", etc. After that general classification, I use dates and then the names of places or people for retrieval. This still means some searching, but it's a lot easier.
For example, this picture is: vacation 2014Chandosfireplace
When I begin to write a post or create a YouTube video, I organize all the images and video clips I might use into one folder. I name the folder with the date I want to publish the video or post. Within the folder, everything is named using the same system as all my other pictures.
The cover image above for this post is a folder named July 15. I had hoped to complete a post and a YouTube video on the 15th. As you can see, I changed things a bit after the 15th. However, all the images and video clips that I wanted to use were in that file folder. I just had to go to the folder and choose the picture that fit the paragraph I was writing.
This is the way I organize images that might be used in an article. I do all my searching before I begin to write. The dated folder makes it easy for me to put an image in the right place in the post and "keep on fishin."
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