Save Your Photos!

APPO photo guideToday is the 2nd annual International Save Your Photos Day.

But, really… isn’t every day Save Your Photos Day?

I am reminded of the old television PSA: Do you know where your children are?

Do you know where your precious memories, captured in photographs, are?

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Are they on your cell phone? And do you know how to get them out of your cell phone? And are they backed up, in case you lose your cell phone?

Are they (digital) spread across multiple directories, hard drives and devices?

Are they (paper) languishing in dusty boxes in the garage, or under the bed?

I have just applied for certification by APPO as a Personal Photo Organizer.

And, to get you started (you know I’m all about helping you DIY), here is a link to download a nifty APPO e-book (16 page PDF): Insider’s Guide to Photo Organizing.

This FREE guide will help you find and gather; sort and organize; archive and backup; maintain, celebrate, and share your favorite photos!

Of course, you can also ask me for help, or for a referral to an APPO organizer near you.

Do you know where YOUR photos are?

Leave your favorite photo organizing tip, or challenge, in the comments below!

OCTOBER 8, 2015 UPDATE: APPO certification complete! Yay!

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23 Comments

  1. Carolyn Caldwell on September 26, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Perfect for today…off to my sister’s to help do just that. Wish us luck with (lots of) family photos. Thanks for the post.

    • Hazel Thornton on September 26, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Good luck….and have fun!

  2. Seana Turner on September 26, 2015 at 8:18 am

    So many people need help with this! In retrospect, having a shoe box full of printed photos was actually a piece of cake compared to the devices overflowing with images we have now, right?

  3. Natalie on September 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Well…as an APPO-certified photo organizer myself, I DO know where my photos are, LOL! Of course, we are in the minority…that’s how APPO has come into existence after all.

    The Insider’s Guide is a great resource to share with your audience! Happy SYPD!

  4. Autumn Leopold on September 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Thanks for the link to the APPO guide! I haven’t seen it before.

    • Hazel Thornton on September 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Nice little guide, eh? You’re welcome!

  5. Sarah Soboleski on September 26, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Congrats on applying for APPO certification! My photos are pretty organized, but I have to admit I don’t go overboard with taking photos so I don’t have a lot to manage.

    • Hazel Thornton on September 27, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Thanks, Sarah! I have some digital photo purging to do because I don’t always get rid of the duplicates and bad photos right away.

  6. Sabrina Quairoli on September 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I love the quote “Every day is Save Your Photos Day!” It’s so important to take care of your photos – digital as well as physical. Thanks for sharing. Good luck on your application for certification to APPO.

    • Hazel Thornton on September 27, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Thanks, Sabrina! I just cringe when I hear about someone losing their phone, and all the photos on their phone, simply because they never knew how to upload them or back them up.

  7. Janet Barclay on September 30, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Wow, Hazel, you’re really getting into some very interesting things these days! Congratulations!

    • Hazel Thornton on October 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks, Janet!

  8. Janet Barclay on November 8, 2015 at 6:08 am

    I downloaded the ebook when you posted this, but forgot about it already. I just bought a new camera so I’m really glad I came back to read this again!

    • Hazel Thornton on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

      I’m glad you came back too. Enjoy your new camera!

  9. Deb Lee on November 24, 2015 at 9:15 am

    I just went through several old family photos and selected some of to be displayed. It was such a strange (but good) experience. I normally am scrolling through my phone to see pictures. It was nice to handle real photos for a change and to see them out and about. =)

    • Hazel Thornton on November 25, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Hi Deb! There are so many things we can do to share and enjoy our photos. And it’s so easy to just leave them in our phones and computers, where we forget about most of them. Glad you are enjoying some of the old paper ones. Don’t forget to scan the ones you’d hate to lose in a fire and/or if they’re deteriorating they can be fixed!

  10. Andi Willis on January 9, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I loved that you shared the APPO ebook. I should do that too! I’m so glad you joined APPO and have gone through the certification. It’s my favorite part of my business now!

    • Hazel Thornton on January 9, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      I still feel like I have a lot to learn!

  11. Jane on September 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I don’t say this often enough, but thank you for all that you do to make other people’s lives better!! Have tossed bin liners (seriously) of photos since my mum’s death; but I’m still struggling with the whys and wherefores of what I have left. Therefore, I have downloaded the nifty guide – thanks again!

    • Hazel Thornton on October 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Aw, thanks, Janie! I hope the guide helps you. If you have questions, you know where I live!

  12. Janet Schiesl on May 8, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for the download Hazel.

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