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How do you organise your mobile phone photos?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yucca, May 9, 2020.

  1. LewisRaz


    Joined: May 23, 2016

    Posts: 2,568

    Location: North Essex

    Ive got almost 300gb so have my own fileserver and use the windows 10 photos app for face ID.

    Been looking for a replacement tho as it is ****
  2. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,950

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    I have a temp / landing folder on my PC where I dump my phone and digicam photos, then they're arranged by date. If they were taken around 25th December for example, I know that they will be Christmas photos. Then I'll cut and paste them into a more relevant folder. Family, home, friends, clubbing, technology etc.

    Then I have 2 backups at any given time onto external 2.5" hard drives. On-site and off-site.
  3. Yucca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 20, 2004

    Posts: 2,143

    Location: Nock/Leicester

    What does this mean, sorry?
  4. Yucca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 20, 2004

    Posts: 2,143

    Location: Nock/Leicester

    Thats pretty much what we are doing. Taking pics on both my Iphone and wifes. Once in a while downloading them to Mac and putting them in relavent folders. Hopefully when we add 'Holiday 2019' from my phone and 'Holiday 2019' from my wifes phone the pics will automatically be sorted by created date and time. Else it will be a real mess and not at all chronological.

    I was looking for a better/faster system than this - hence the thread. Surly backing up online is easier/faster/more flexible than faffing about with two hard drives, one of which you have to keep off site?!
  5. Daaaavvveee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2015

    Posts: 1,222

    Location: Bishops Cleeve, UK

    Click the search button and type in what you are looking for, I was shocked how well it worked
  6. oweneades


    Joined: Jul 17, 2005

    Posts: 8,973

    Depends, on phone (iPhone) its iCloud with copies taken and backed up to our NAS (which then has nightly versioned backups) or, on Actual camera just SD card and then the same copy/backup process.
  7. KoN1ch1wA


    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 4,665

    Location: London

    Everyone is sensible until their SD card gets corrupt.
  8. Megahurtz400


    Joined: Jun 5, 2007

    Posts: 7,861

    Location: Colchester

    Amazing, thank you for this!

    Do you know if it's possible to tag photos of people, then let Apple use all their photos for machine learning and to steal their identities?
  9. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 65,317

    Location: Wish i was in Tokyo

  10. Daaaavvveee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2015

    Posts: 1,222

    Location: Bishops Cleeve, UK

    Hopefully yeah :p
  11. Relentless81


    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 10,538

    I map my desktop and laptop folders for pictures, videos etc to one drive and then copy from phone to folders which then automatically sync with OneDrive

    Thinking of going Google photos to make is more automated but not sure how that will work with mine and my wife's separate accounts yet as it would be better if they merged somehow for photos
  12. ci_newman


    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 9,210

    Location: Hook, Hants

    As in, the photos I take on my phone are just ignored (i.e. click and shoot). Then once a week / month / whenever I upload them to my NAS either via the mobile apps available for my Synology or by connecting it to my PC.
  13. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 11,574

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Delete All
  14. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 12,200

    Mine are on iCloud first (200gb family plan between us all), I then sort them into albums to make things nice and tidy. These then get sent to my OneDrive (family o365 plan so I have 1tb storage) and a copy syncs to a local hard disk. That way I only have to sort photos the once and have a cloud and local backup.
  15. Biz.Kid09


    Joined: Oct 14, 2009

    Posts: 8,796

    Location: UK

    If you are both using iPhones then definitely iCloud. Go for the family plan, 200gb is £3 or something. You then share this 200gb between both of you. Benefits; Uploads all your photos straight away, very straight forward to use, instantly avaliable on your Mac and also backed up in the cloud. Accessible via icloud.com also if you want to pull up a photo or video.
    You are welcome to do a backup to external drive if you need to also.

    I use Android myself but my parents are both on iPhones and iCloud was the best thing I ever did for my own sanity (with regards to their technical problems!) Watching them navigate iTunes (back in the day) or explaining how to do it manually via Explorer was very frustrating.

    You can also easily create albums etc on the Photos app on your Mac and then just drag and drop the photos in.

    Apple's ecosystem is very slick, utilize it.

    I get your point about photos in the camera roll still there if you put them in albums, you would prefer camera roll to be the 'unsorted' pile I presume?
  16. Nikumba


    Joined: Dec 4, 2002

    Posts: 3,662

    Location: Bourne, Lincs

    Mine get uploaded to OneDrive and it creates albums for me
  17. james.miller


    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 18,314

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    google photos. The facial recognition is great.
  18. mrbell1984


    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 24,934

  19. JRJ


    Joined: Oct 21, 2010

    Posts: 845

    Back up high res versions to Google photos for unlimited storage.

    Use the app sweet home to upload original size images and videos to my NAS once we re-join the home WIFI.
  20. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 26,478

    Location: Very Valentino

    I'm enjoying @mrk 's post where he has to remind himself what model of car he has :D