I like to transfer my photos with Kodak card reader. You can purchase it HERE for $8 on Amazon.
Start by organizing your files by date. Each year and month will have it’s own folder. Then create a folder for each event including the date of the event. The file name will look like this… “2 Christmas Party at Grandmas” or “8 Lights on Temple Square” or “25 Christmas morning”. You can also create a file in each month for “random photos”. These are photos that aren’t really attached to any event, just random snap shots you took throughout the month.
Inside each of these Event Folders you will have 2 folders. One folder will be titled “Keep em” The the seconds folder will be titled “Share em”:
The “Keep em” folder will have all the photos that you want to keep.
The “Share em” folder will have all the photos you have edited and want to share. (The SOC- Strait Out Of Camera – images will be saved in the “Keep em” folder. These will be edited copies of those photos.)
This is the hardest step for all of us. Deleting photos is a very important step to having organized photos. After you choose the images for the “Keep em” folder delete the rest. Scary right!! No, if you’re worried about deleting something important just add most of your images to the “Keep em” folder and just delete the practice shots, the blurry ones and the images that are super bad. As you get more comfortable deleting images you’ll find that you don’t need 400 images of the birthday party. Really 50 manageable images is much more enjoyable.