Is Photo Organizing Stuff Right For You?

I created Photo Organizing Stuff to help those who work with digital photo and video collections, but it’s not right for everyone. Is it right for you?

Do You Want to Organize Digital Collections More Accurately?

Ensuring photos and videos have accurate dates is an important aspect of organizing digital collections and requires a solid understanding of photo and video metadata.

But understanding date metadata and other metadata is not enough. Unless you use applications that allow you to view, sort, and filter by important metadata fields, it is very difficult and time consuming to organize digital collections accurately.

Are you open to learning about software that allows you organize collections more accurately because more metadata is visible?

If you want to learn how you can do a more accurate job for your clients, Photo Organizing Stuff is right for you.

Do You Want to Organize Digital Collections More Thoroughly?

Thorough file gathering and thorough duplicate removal are key to delivering an expertly organized collection to your clients.

Finding all your client’s digital photos and videos—regardless of the file format—and copying, downloading, or exporting them from all Sources while preserving folder structure requires extensive knowledge and the right software. If you don’t have that knowledge, you risk not gathering all your clients’photos and videos, gathering optimized or low-quality versions of the photos and videos, and gathering files that should not be gathered—like video thumbnail images.

Removing duplicates is a time-consuming and important part of organizing digital collections. Duplicate removal is complicated, and it’s not reasonable to achieve 100% perfect duplicate removal. However, if you do not use suitable duplicate removal software and do not understand the settings/preferences, you risk removing files that are not duplicates, losing information and/or metadata your client wants preserved, or leaving too many duplicates in the collection.

If you want to organize your clients’ collections thoroughly and expertly, Photo Organizing Stuff is right for you.

Do You Want to Organize Digital Collections More Profitably?

Organizing digital collections very accurately and very thoroughly using the applications commonly used by professional photo organizers—like Adobe Lightroom Classic, Photo Mechanic, and Mylio—can be a very slow process.

When organizing my clients’ collections, I do sometimes use those applications for certain tasks, but they do not play a significant role in my workflow. Organizing collections faster can increase your profit margin significantly.

If you are open to exploring other applications that can help your business operate more profitably, Photo Organizing Stuff is right for you.

Are You Willing to Consider New Software and Methods?

Since 2015, when I decided to start a business helping people with their photo collections, there have been few significant changes to the software and methods used by most professional photo organizers. And most pros do not seem to think that change is needed.

I knew I needed better software to do a more accurate and thorough job for my clients—and do it faster. So, I searched until I found what I needed.  

Are you willing to consider that the applications commonly used by professional photo organizers are not as great as people think they are?

If you are ready for change—even a minor change—Photo Organizing Stuff is right for you.

Are You Thinking of Becoming a Professional Photo Organizer?

If you are thinking of becoming a professional photo organizer, I hope you will investigate the different resources and courses available before deciding what’s best for you.

If you are willing to consider that the most well-known educational resource for photo organizers and photo managers may not be the best place to learn the technical aspects of digital photo organizing and metadata, then Photo Organizing Stuff is right for you.

Are You Content With the Software and Methods You Use?

If you want to continue organizing digital collections the same way you’ve been doing it for years because you’re confident in the software and methods you use, Photo Organizing Stuff is not right for you.

If you have no desire to question the accuracy of what you’ve already learned about digital organizing and metadata, Photo Organizing Stuff is not right for you.

© Meg Macintyre, Photo Organizing Stuff