Resource List - Sorting, Storing, & Displaying Your Photos


Now that you’ve organized your photos, lets find something to do with them.  I’ve compiled a little resource list fill with some great ways to keep your memories safe and accessible. 

Photo & Memory Boxes


Semikolon Multimedia Box -  Features bold colors with plenty of storage options.With a coordinating grosgrain loop for easy opening and an interior band to hold the lid open, it expertly stores and organizes CDs, DVDs, cards or photos. All of your memories including your digital ones will be at home. The Multimedia Box also includes dividers and name-plate for labeling.

Kassett Box Set - Features Easy to label boxes that can hold all of your multimedia needs. At only 3.99 for two it’s the best deal of the bunch.

Semikolon Document Box - Bring a splash of distinctive color to storage with the Document Box. Use it to corral papers, letters, trinkets, loose photos and memory cards. It also includes a coordinating grosgrain loop for easy opening and an interior band to hold the lid open.

Martha Stewart with Avery Document Box - Document storage boxes are ideal for protecting important documents or organizing photos. The neutral shades make it easy for these boxes to work with any decor. 

Album & Photo Books


Semikolon 300 Pockets Photo Album - A bordered front cover cut-out window allows you to insert your favorite photo.The interior is meticulously finished with mitered corners and heavy bookbinders' card stock, and the back cover has a handy photo CD pocket. Each of the 50 pocket pages hold 6 photographs up to 4 x 6 inches in size - 300 photos in all - with no need for glue, tape or photo corners to mount your photos.

Semikolon Maxi Mucho Album - The cover is fashioned from heavy book board and expertly dyed classic linen, which is meticulously finished inside with mitered corners and thick black bookbinders paper.The book is filled with 45 sheets of acid free black photo mounting board as well as 2 full-size pockets. A handy photo CD pocket mounted on the inside of the back cover and an attached elastic band to hold your memories safely inside.

Blurb Photo Custom Photo Album - Blurb's free book-making tools work the way you do. Choose Bookify, our simple online program, Book Smart, our creativity-inspiring downloadable software, or PDF to Book, the ultimate in control for design professionals. Gorgeous, lasting bookstore quality. Primo paper, professional binding. Quick turnaround – on your doorstep in 7 to 10 days. Amazing value with prices starting at only $3.95. 

Digital Albums & Sharing


Aperture & iPhoto - Aperture and iPhoto come together in one unified library.You can open the library from either app and make adjustments to your photos.  There’s no need to import, export, or reprocess photos from one app to the other — just open your library and go. Faces, Places, Albums, and Smart Albums work across both apps, too. You can use Aperture to make professional edits, then go back to iPhoto to create a calendar or cards. It’s the library that’s sometimes pro, sometimes not, and always convenient. Share your photos with facebook and view comments without ever leaving iPhoto. iPhoto works with popular email services like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Hotmail, and AOL. And since iPhoto keeps track of all your email messages with photos, you’re free to open a sent message, make changes, and share it with someone new, anytime you want. Building your book starts with a new dynamic Theme browser where each theme is revealed in a carousel — complete with images you’ve selected. Pick a theme, and an even smarter Autoflow instantly goes to work, placing your images for you.

Picasa - Is a simple way to get photos from your camera and computer on the web. Google's Picasa Web Albums provides 1GB of free storage that makes sharing your photos a snap. If you've joined Google+, you can use Picasa 3.9 to share directly to the circles you've created in Google+. They'll see your photos and videos in their Google+ stream. People that don't use Google+ aren't left out.They'll get an email to view your album in Google+, and they don't have to join to do so. If you've joined Google+, you may have noticed that name tags have become more social. With the release of Picasa 3.9, you can now upload and share your name tags on Google+. A plethora of new editing effects like Vignette, Duo-tone, Borders and more. Compare two different photos side by side. Or compare the original and edited versions versions of the same photo simultaneously as you apply edits in Picasa. Learn how to edit side by side.

Flickr - Multiple ways to upload your photos to Flickr—through the web, your mobile device, email or your favorite photo applications. Keep up with your friends and share your stories with comments & notes. Add rich information like tags, locations & people. Upload your photos once to Flickr, then easily and safely share them through Facebook,Twitter, email, blogs and more. Share photos only with the people you want to with our easy privacy settings. Flickr’s multiple-backed storage system makes sure you never lose another photo again.

Smug Mug - With unlimited uploads, never asks you to choose which photos or videos matter most, because safe backup at SmugMug is unlimited. Privacy when you need it, no photo sharing site offers as many privacy and safety options as SmugMug does. Power and Pro subscribers can make their SmugMug sites completely unique. Replace SmugMug's header with yours and brand your site with a custom logo, fonts, colors and graphics. SmugMug lets you buy the most exciting products from the best merchants. Buy professional prints and gifts at competitive prices from our labs, or from a growing list of the most popular makers of cards, photo books, posters and framed prints. Add photos directly from Picasa, Photoshop, Lightroom, iPhoto, Aperture and many others.

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