Batch Editing in Apple Photos 2022: Laptop/Desktop version

I was working with a client yesterday and she asked how to batch edit images in Apple Photos on her laptop. Perfect information for a blog post for everyone. This process will look completely different if you are working in iOS on your iPhone or iPad. I’m using the latest update in Mac Monterey and Apple Photos 2022.

Apple Photos does not have the ability to edit a batch of photos at the same time (please make this a reality in the next big update, thank you). What you can do is edit one photo of a batch and apply that edit by copy and pasting onto multiple photos. The trick is that you have to stay in the EDIT screen in order for the correct menu options to be available to you.

Open Apple Photos and select the group of photos you would like to edit in the same manner. You can use shift+click to select the first and last in a group or command+click to pick and choose. The images will be highlighted in blue around the edges

screen shot of apple photos library grid with several photos outlined

Double click on the first photo to enter into EDIT mode.  You will be editing the FIRST photo in the group (because later, you will use the right arrow key to move through the selected photos)

Make your chosen edits to the image. ( I increased the brightness and upped the color just a bit)

** All of these next operations need to be done when in the “EDIT” mode…. It’s an Apple quirk but you can only copy and paste adjustments (edits) while in edit mode.  So If you click “done” after editing the first image, Photos takes you back to the library screen and you are no longer able to paste your copied edits.

WHILE STILL IN EDIT MODE:  Go up to tool bar and select IMAGE>Copy Adjustments  OR use keyboard command, SHIFT+COMMAND+C .

screen shot of apple photos edit screen

WHILE STILL IN EDIT MODE: Use your arrow key to move to the next image. Go up to tool bar and select IMAGE>Paste Adjustments  OR use keyboard command, SHIFT+COMMAND+V

screen shot of apple photos edit screen

Continue arrowing through your images until you have applied the adjustment (edit) to all of your selected photos.

To underscore the fact you can pick and choose images to apply edits to within your library, I selected every other image to change to black and white.

Screen shot of apple photos library screen with 6 photos

A few extra pieces of info:

In Apple Photos, you can always go back to the original state of any image by selecting the “revert to original” button in the top left corner while you are in EDIT mode.

As for what you can and cannot batch apply for edits in Apple Photos… You can apply any of the built in edits or filters that are native to Photos. You cannot apply cropping or third-party app edits in a batch situation. Those operations will have to be done individually.

I hope this helps you streamline your editing process on your Mac desktop or laptop. If you have any questions or need help with your photos, please get in touch at

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Do you want organized photos and don’t know where to start?      Did you used to have a plan for your photos and you’ve fallen off track?   Need some help tweaking your workflow?   Just want someone else to take this project over for you??  I can help you with all of these things!    I would love to help you preserve your memories and tell your stories, it’s what I love to do!    Click the “schedule time with me” button below and let’s get started organizing your photos!

Monthly Photo Management Tips

“It’s good to have a plan”  that is a phrase that echoes around our house quite often and especially during busy times of the year.   We plan for all sorts of things,  grocery shopping, vacations, car maintenance, weather…. Let’s make a plan for what to do with your photos!    In a perfect world, I would be practicing the Daily Delete every day or so.   In addition, I do my main photo management work on or around the first weekend of the month (instead of tying myself to the “1st” day of the month).  

Everyone’s photo workflow will look different depending on where your photos are, where they are going (or staying), how many you have and how in-depth your process is… having a super simple process is a-ok!!  You need to do what works with you and your photos.   Here’s an idea of what your monthly photo maintenance might look like…

#1 Delete the Duds!

screenshot of Apple Photos program highlighting the recently deleted trash can

If you are not practicing the Daily Delete, now is the time to delete the duds from your camera roll.  For tips on what photos to let go of, check out my post on The Daily Delete.    I just did a quick run-through of my August 2022 photos from my camera roll.  I moved 51 photos to a folder for business items, and deleted 130 which is 42% of the total.   I went on 3 trips in August including a big family trip to St John just last week.  I’m sure I’ll be able to delete more photos after I have documented my travels !

#2 Move screenshots to the Notes App or a folder

Screenshot of Apple Notes App showing photo in note

Did you know you can take photos directly in the Apple Notes app OR move photos off your camera roll and into a note?  It’s perfect for things you don’t want to forget but don’t need cluttering up your camera roll.    I also keep folders of images on my hard drive for business-related photos so they don’t reside in my general camera roll.  

#3  Pick your favorites

Screenshot of group of photos with favorite indicated by heart in corner to photo

I like to “favorite” my photos in Apple Photos or assign a star rating in Lightroom Classic.  I do this fairly quickly and instinctively and it helps me to locate the best of the best for a project.  I took 30 photos from a weekend visit to a friend in Wisconsin and designated 10 of them as favorites.  Will I delete the other 20?  Maybe.  For now I’ve identified the ones I definitely want to include in a photo book or album

#4 Edit and Keyword/Tag

Screenshot of Apple Photos screen showing photo editing options

This one is “extra credit” and it will depend on your workflow, how much time you’ve allotted and how deep you want to go into organizing your photos.   If you know you are going to edit (crop, straighten, color edit etc…) a photo, now might be a great time to do that within your photo software so you don’t have to go back through later.  Similarly if you use keywords or tags, it’s very quick to make a pass and assign keywords or tags to a months worth of photos rather than waiting until the end of the year.  

#5 Share with family & friends

Screenshot of SmugMug photo site

Don’t forget to share your images and enjoy them!  We can share photos remotely to my mother-in-laws Nixplay photo frame (note to self…add cute vacation photos to her frame!) as well as our Nixplay frames around the house.   Our family also shares a SmugMug account, which I use to gather everyone’s vacation photos, share slideshows and view all the content of our account on our family room TV with the SmugMug app on our Firestick! The college students have been sharing trip photos on Snapchat with their friends (of course) and us old folks have shared some images on Facebook.   There will also be a photo book made of our USVI adventures (hmmmm maybe that is the family Christmas present this year??!)  I am also planning to use some images in a family travels project to come.    

ENJOY your photos!!  Live with them, make books, stream them on your TV, print them out and hang them on the walls!    Following a few simple steps to keep your camera roll and your photos under control every month will help you conquer your photo overwhelm and result in a neat organized photo library that will be a joy to come back to again and again!

Overwhelmed?  Modern Memorykeeper Can Help!

Do you want organized photos and don’t know where to start?      Did you used to have a plan for your photos and you’ve fallen off track?   Need some help tweaking your workflow?   Just want someone else to take this project over for you??  I can help you with all of these things!    I would love to help you preserve your memories and tell your stories, it’s what I love to do!    Click the “schedule time with me” button below and let’s get started organizing your photos!

Organized photos save the vacation

There are numerous reasons to organize your family photos ( or have a Certified Professional Photo Organizer like me do it for you! ), the list is long but a few very basic reasons are:  

  • An organized photo library that is consolidated and curated saves space in your house (physical photos), or on your hard drive (digital photos)
  • An organized photo library makes it easy to share photos with others, make a project or a photo book
  • An organized photo library provides peace of mind against hard drive or computer failure  because your library will have followed best practices having back-ups both on-site and in the cloud, so your digital photos are never lost.  

Here’s yet another reason to organize your photos

Even I would not have thought of this benefit to having my photos organized… confirming when the passports were last updated.    Crazy you say?  

Last fall we were planning a trip to Ireland to visit daughter L who was studying in Dublin for the semester.  We wanted to have the whole family together so daughter G took a few days away from college, and was going to work remotely.  As my husband was finalizing the documentation for entry into Ireland in this Covid world, he asked daughter G to send a photo of her passport because he needed to confirm the information.  She texts the photo and my husband utters the words of dread for any International traveller…  “This is an expired passport, it says it expired in 2019″…  and we are two days away from departure.   YIKES

An organized photo library saves the day

After quelling the dread in my stomach, the rational part of my brain takes over and I’m calculating when we last renewed their passports.  “Hang on, we went to Alaska and home via Vancouver in 2019 so they had to have valid passports for that to happen…so we had to renew their passports for that…plus, daughter L was at school in Ireland so obviously she had a valid passport and that must be an old photo… right????”

So what does the Photo Organizer do?  I go to my photo library and look for a photo of the new passports, and Voila!    May 8, 2019 at 10:28 am our fabulous postman deposited the shiny new passports for the girls on our front porch

photo of two united states passports on top of usps mailing envelope sitting on porch chair

(Also, I love our postman because he comes really early in the day!)  Because I have an organized photo library, and because I had narrowed down the timeframe to before August of 2019 (when we needed passports for a trip) AND I had remembered that the passports were here well ahead of graduation day, it took me less than 2 minutes to track down the evidence that yes, indeed, they did have new passports.     Day was saved when I texted daughter G and told her  #1-please delete the OLD photo of the OLD passport from your camera roll to prevent further parental heart attacks and #2-Please go and look at your ACTUAL passport and send us the information.  

Photo Organizing Saves the Vacation!

photo of family group in front of Guinness Storehouse sign in Dublin, Ireland

Take-aways from this adventure

  • Clean out your camera roll ! Practice the Daily Delete (I even wrote a blog post about it) clearing out old, outdated information
  • Start today organizing your photos, even 15 minutes at a time and you will see your library start to shape up more quickly than you thought possible.
  • Keep track of important documents and timelines with a spreadsheet that you review monthly (this is also helpful for info like…when is my Known Traveler application due for renewal).
  • When requesting information from the college students, have them make sure the information is current and accurate!

Modern Memorykeeper Can Help!

You might never need to find a photo of the new passports to save your vacation BUT, having an organized, accessible, enjoyable photo library is something you can benefit from every. single. day. I would love to help you preserve your memories and tell your stories, it’s what I love to do!   Click the “schedule time with me” button below and let’s get started organizing your photos!

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Back it up… Back it all Up!

Welcome to World Wide Backup Day 2021!  Today is the day to make sure you back up your computers and devices, I think that it is incredibly fitting that this day falls the day before April Fool’s Day, don’t you?  So here is your official reminder to Back. Up. Your. Stuff!  

Don’t let this happen to you..

In honor of World Wide Backup Day 2021… I present to you a quick overview of some of your backup options for phones and computers.  

But first things first 3-2-1

No, we are not launching anything… The 3-2-1 Backup Strategy is the gold standard of data preservation.  It states:

3 Copies of your Data  (Computer or Laptop / Local Backup to EHD / Cloud Backup Service)  

2 Different Devices ( Computer or Laptop / Local Backup to EHD )  

1 Copy off site in case of disaster  (Cloud Backup… automatic is best!)

Apple / Mac

If you’re on an iPhone/iPad/Mac you should be backing up / synching to iCloud for your photos/contacts/messages/device settings and several other items.  The settings are easy to find on your phone under:  Settings/Your Name on the top bar/iCloud.  You may or may not need to purchase additional cloud storage from Apple but it’s short money to make sure all of your photos and information is safe in the cloud and available on all of your devices.  

**One very very important thing to note… your information backs up to iCloud, so it’s retrievable should you break your phone or iPad, and in that way is “backed up”.  iCloud really is a synch system so any changes made to say a photo in Apple Photos will be reflected across all of your devices.  If you delete a photo on your phone, it’s also deleted on your iPad and your Mac computer.

If you’re on a Mac desktop or laptop, your  quickest and easiest local backup option is Time Machine.   You’ll need an external hard drive with enough memory to backup your Mac and any other external drives attached  ex:  my internal drive is 3Tb and I have an attached 1Tb drive so my Time Machine backup drive should be at least 4Tb.  Drives are fairly reliable now and extremely inexpensive all things considered.  

Android / PC

Android phones can back up to Google, very simply.  Select Settings, then System, then Backup, turn it to on. You’ll have the choice to set it to back up only on wifi if you are keeping an eye on your data plan.  There are several other options to explore including specific apps to back up Android phones. 

For PC users, perhaps one of your simplest options is to back up your computer to Mircosoft OneDrive which is included on all Windows 10 computers, you can also back up your phone photos to OneDrive keeping everything in one easy to access location.  

PC users (or anyone really) also have the option of purchasing an external hard drive (again large enough to backup your computer and any associated hard drives) that comes with backup software that when enabled can auto-backup your computer as well.   You can back up your computer at home, and take the hard drive to work to keep it safe off site.  

Cloud Backup

Dropbox, Amazon Photos, Amazon Drive, Google Drive, Google Photos, One Drive are all cloud based services which can be used in a variety of ways to backup data and photos.  

Automatic Cloud backup services such as BackBlaze or Carbonite will back up your computer continuously to online servers so your data is secured in another location.  These are fairly inexpensive and provide huge peace of mind in areas where natural disasters are a concern.  

Modern Memorykeeper Can Help!

One of the services that Modern Memorykeeper provides as part of a comprehensive organization of your photos both physical and digital is a review and recommendation for the best backup strategies for your unique collection.  Need more information or help preserving your memories?  Get in touch today, we’d love to help you save your photos to share with your friends and family. 

Now.. go forth and back up your stuff!

Personal Project: The Kilmer-Tuttle Family Archives

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a personal project my sister and I have (finally) made a start on… The Kilmer-Tuttle Family Archives (or Trove as we really refer to it). If you are following Modern Memorykeeper on Instagram or Facebook, you have no doubt noticed a tip a day being shared as September is “Save Your Photos Month”. Today, I wanted to elaborate on the tip for Day #11 which was “Inventory”. This past July, my sister brought over the boxes that she had of our mother’s families items and we combined them with the items I had and stacked them all up on the dining room table.

…I am fairly sure we may discover a few more things as my sister cleans out her basement, but we have made a good start. The process is actually fairly simple, and we worked through everything in a few hours.

  • #1 Find what you can, trust me, start with what you have and you can always add to your pile later. If you wait to find everything, you might never start.
  • #2 Gather your items all together in one place where you can work and spread out. If you have a large number of items and not a lot of space to work, sort things into groupings and review things by group.
  • #3 Pick a pile and start, honestly we just worked from left to right, top to bottom. Once we’d finished with a piece it was moved off of the table into a box or stack to be stored. This way there is no confusion if we’d already looked at something.
  • #4 Document, I hand wrote notes in a notebook including who the item belonged to (if I knew), description, condition, and notes on what was in the album/envelope and initial ideas on what we might want to do with the item. I also included where the item will be stored in my home, to make retrieval easier. I will know exactly where a particular item is. I also photographed each item, albums had their covers photographed for identification and one or two photographs of the insides as a reminder of what the album contained.
  • #5 Consolidate / Conserve, There were some items, like framed photographs, where I removed the photographs from the frames and discarded the frames (which were falling apart) and slipped the photographs into archival envelopes for later scanning. Wherever we could consolidate items, we did. Several other items that were really old and fragile were sleeved and carefully tucked into storage boxes.
  • #6 Store, we had decided since I have the equipment, for now I am taking possession of all of the items and scanning / photographing everything. My sister took a few items back home with her to research value. We boxed up all of the smaller items together and tucked them into their new home and the albums were put back into their resting space in a dark cabinet in a corner of the living room where they will be un-disturbed until it’s time to digitize them.

#4 Document, you don’t have to make it fancy, a quick snap with your cellphone is enough.

#5 Consolidate and conserve Framed photos were removed from their frames and loose photos gathered into archival envelopes for later scanning.

After everything was stored away, I made a simple spreadsheet from my notes and the photographs. All the information is in one place, and includes a photograph of the item as well as all of our notes. I printed out a copy for my project binder, and put a copy in dropbox to share with my sister. We’ll use this document to help us decide what we’d like to work on first and what we’d like to try and share with family members or other organizations.

We wanted to keep this process quick and simple and just get an idea of what we had to work with. Now we feel like we can take our time digitizing items and discussing how we want to preserve and share things. This approach is simple and flexible, and I highly recommend working through an inventory and taking some time to look at what you have before you dig in and restore or digitize your items.

If you are finding you are overwhelmed with your collection and don’t know where to start, I’d love to help you inventory your families collection and get you started enjoying your families photographs and memorabilia and telling your family stories. Contact me at to get started.

Women Equality Day and our Grandmothers

My grandmother Florence was born in 1898.  When she was born, women could not vote.  When she turned 18 in 1916, she still could not vote.   Women did not get the vote until this day in 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified.   100 years ago, the law was passed to prohibit the state and federal governments from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of their sex.


Grandma 1916-WEB

It is incomprehensible to me to NOT be able to vote.   I struggle with the fact that ONLY 100 years ago were women allowed to vote.  When this photo was taken of my grandmother in 1916, she could not raise her voice and choose who was going to represent her in her government.  I think about this when my daughters accompanied me in November of 2016 when, with photos of my mother and my grandma Mimi tucked into my coat,  I cast my ballot for the first women Presidential candidate, four generations of women standing up for what they believe.


I think about this and the fact that my daughters turn 18 in two days and have already mailed their absentee ballots to vote in their first election, the Massachusettes State Primary.  They are very excited and ready to vote in their first Presidential election in November.  I cannot imagine what my life or my daughter’s lives would be like if, 100+ years ago women had not organized, fought, and yes died for our right to cast our ballot.

If you are eligible to vote, and you are not registered.  Register before the general election this November.  If you are registered, make sure you honor our fore-mothers who fought for your right to cast your ballot!   There are many places in the world where no one can vote, make sure you make your voice heard!

Friday Family Stories


I have to be honest in this space, between the Pandemic crisis and all that has been surrounding it for us here in Massachusettes (College students home two months early, hubby working from home, strict stay-at-home orders, business disruptions and lots of mask making) the economic turmoil exacerbated by the crisis and the horrific racial injustice and issues around white supremacy and systemic racism that maybe, just maybe we can now realistically address and start to dismantle…   Creativity has taken a back burner.  Those of you who know me in real life know I am at hear a creator and a maker and I am just now feeling back in the swing of things and wanted to share a layout I made last night that definitely falls under a “Friday Family Story”


Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you summer of ’69 in Dallas Texas and yes, the is yours truly jumping off of the high dive.  The images in the page come from the family slide collection…which are now scanned, backed up and housed in archival slide boxes.  The beauty of digital conversion is not only can I use the images for creative projects such as this but I will be emailing a copy of the bottom left photo to my sister.. the little girl in pigtails.  It’s so so wonderful to be able to look back at this snapshot in time and I was completely surprised at how much I remembered of that particular place.  Images incredibly evocative and meant to be shared.  I’m starting to tell more of my childhood stories (as I am digitizing slides, photographs and negatives) as I am the only one left who really remembers them as our grandparents and both of our parents are gone now.   So it is up to me to preserve the memories and tell the stories!

If you’d like help organizing your paper photos, digitizing photos, or putting together albums or photo books, let Modern Memorykeeper help you get those images out of shoeboxes, preserved and remade into beautiful new projects to share with your friends and family.


Friday Family Stories is a weekly sometime blog series demonstrating how to pair your photos with their stories,  catching fleeting moments to share with those that matter most

Preserve your Memories and Tell your Stories!

Friday Family Stories

2015-28-LFDD-RITP-The Good Old Days

This installment of Friday Family Stories is brought to you by the Triggs clan of Huntington, Indiana circa 1912, 1915 & 1917.    I am so fortunate that my Grandpa Triggs put together a book of family stories and photographs years ago so that we can enjoy them!   I have a large trove of Triggs family heritage materials… and almost as much stuff from my mom’s side (Kilmer).  I think somewhere in the boxes there are the originals of these which I will be very excited to scan !

What family stories and photos are in your boxes behind the couch?

If you’d like help organizing your paper photos, digitizing photos, or putting together albums or photo books, let Modern Memorykeeper help you get those images out of shoeboxes, preserved and remade into beautiful new projects to share with your friends and family.


Friday Family Stories is a weekly sometime blog series demonstrating how to pair your photos with their stories,  catching fleeting moments to share with those that matter most

Preserve your Memories and Tell your Stories!

Friday Family Stories

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you but when the weather turns in New England, my thoughts turn towards the indoor projects I’m going be working on over the looooooong New England winter.  This winter, I’ll be working on some projects for my immediate family (no, I am not done with the “boxes in the attic” )  , and I’ll also be working on the large amount of heritage material from both sides of my family.

Todays photo and story are from some scanning that I had done of family photos and slides a few years ago….I present to you The 3 Triggs Men:

This is the page I made for our family history album, very easy to translate this idea to a simpler photobook spread if that is the direction I had wanted to take.  It’s such a treasure hunt, working with old family photos.  I had never seen this photo before I dug into the shoebox (yes, an actual shoebox – I know you have them too) of random photos!

The Original photo:

Is it the best quality photo?  No   Is there only so much you can do to improve it?  Yes  But, as I mention in the journaling below, I had not come across a photo of all three Triggs men at that point.  Even it’s not the most perfect quality, it’s the only photo I have so far so it goes in the album/photobook.

The journaling reads:

1961- Clover Hills Drive, Rochester NY Grandpa Triggs, Dad and Uncle Jimmy hamming it up for the camera. I have not really come across a photo of all three Triggs men together. Lord knows, there are enough photos floating around to pick from. I love this photo as everyone is smiling, and it typifies how I remember everyone. Grandpa in his dress shirt and slacks (I never saw him wear anything else, except maybe a short sleeve dress shirt if it got really hot, and always a solid color). Dad in a plaid shirt, and khaki pants (his uniform of choice today, except *gasp* now there just might be a pair of “dungarees” in the mix) no doubt making some pithy comment about the entire situation that has cracked the other two up (still does that to this day). Uncle Jimmy in his flight jacket, which always fascinated me (of course he flew little planes so he needed that warm jacket), I asked him once how I could get one just like it and he said he could get me one just like his, but it might have a little blood on it (typical Uncle Jimmy). Yes, Grandpa and his boys, in the driveway on a crisp autumn day.

If you’d like help organizing your paper photos, digitizing photos, or putting together albums or photo books, let Modern Memorykeeper help you get those images out of shoeboxes, preserved and remade into beautiful new projects to share with your friends and family.


Friday Family Stories is a weekly blog series demonstrating how to pair your photos with their stories,  catching fleeting moments to share with those that matter most

Digital Photo Management: The Daily Delete

Why I am practicing the “Daily Delete” and you should too…

IMG_2594Today I wanted to share about the first step in managing your digital photos, the Daily Delete, specifically on our smartphones.    In the 2 sample days I’ve taken 39 photos, which is approximately 20 photos/videos per day / 140 per week / 560 per month and 6,720 per year.  That number does not include kids soccer games, school plays, cute dress up outfits, holidays and vacations.    How quickly it all adds up.  This is where deleting your photos daily or even every few days or once a week can help curb the digital photo craziness and overwhelm. 

Before the Daily Delete the camera roll looks like:

Wednesday 10/9  total photos/videos taken:  14

  • 2 screen shots (weather report and lock screen to show my friend how to increase her sound)
  • 1 video (1:58 min sent to my friend in Houston)
  • 5 photos of daily life … sent to my friend in Houston  (instead of calling each other on the phone every day we text and send photos and videos back and forth)
  • 1 photo of the dog 
  • 3 almost identical photos of my workspace for future business blog/social media post
  • 2 photos of that days work in progress on the bathrooms that are being renovated here

Thursday 10/10  total photos/videos taken:  25 

  • 3 screenshots of my camera roll for this post
  • 1 photo saved from group text of girlfriends
  • 1 dog video 
  • 2 dog photos
  • 2 photos of scrapbook page I made one edited, one un-edited
  • 2 photos of me working sent to my friend in Houston
  • 2 photos of knitting projects explaining the term “playing yarn chicken” to text my sister
  • 2 screenshots one from instagram, one from feedly blog feed (one artwork and one color story)
  • 1 photo my daughter texted me showing the bat garland I made and sent her hanging in her college dorm room
  • 8 photos of the hydrangea blossoms I cut and brought in… 1 photo played with different filters and editing software… 
  • 1 photo to girlfriend showing my halloween bat decorations ( they were pretty cute)

After the Daily Delete, much more manageable:

Wednesday:  4 photos

 (2 construction related, 1 work related, 1 daily life)

Thursday:  12 photos

(3 daily life, 4 hydrangeas, 3 work related, 1 post to my personal blog, 1 girlfriend photo)

Total for the entire week:  40   Honestly still a little high but photos for work, personal blog and construction projects have been boosting the totals lately.  

What photos to delete you ask?  Here are some guidelines:  

  1. Anything blurry, out of focus, the inside of your coat pocket (don’t laugh I have a 10 minute video of the inside of my coat pocket from vacation this summer…it happens)
  2. The photo you took in the store to text your friend/significant other which decoration you should buy for the front porch.
  3. Cute videos or photos you text/email to someone, but you will not need to keep for your Family Memory Library
  4. The screenshot of that Amazon Prime show you have never heard about but want to remember to watch…start a list in Evernote, your planner or Trello and delete the photo, (I keep a running list of shows to check out on a little pad of paper in the basket with the TV remotes) 
  5. Multiples of the same shot… see 3 identical workspace photos above…I only need one and it doesn’t need to live on my phone, it needs to go in my business photos file on my computer.   So if you have 6 … pick ONE.  This also goes for kids sports photos… believe me I’ve been there, pick the BEST one of them kicking the goal and delete the rest.
  6. Similarly, multiple versions of the same photo for Instagram.    When you post a photo from your library to Instagram, the edited version that gets posted is automatically saved to your camera roll.  When you take a photo using the Ig app, you have the option to save the original image to your camera roll.  With this methodology, you potentially have two shots on your camera roll.  You really only need one.  Decide if you want the original or the edited Instagram photo and delete the other.

Take a minute at the end of the day or every few days and clear out the digital clutter.  Your future self will thank you for helping to alleviate the digital overwhelm.   What photos are you deleting today?!    Have years of photos on your hard drive and overwhelmed by the digital craziness?  Modern Memorykeeper can tame the digital craziness and get your Family Memory Library in order.  Get in touch today for a complimentary telephone consultation:

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