Photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Zooomr allow you to organize your photos into sets, collections, or some other form of grouping. You can group however you’d like: category, topic, genre, place, time, popularity, or whatever else you can come up with. Maybe you’re the type of person who has a whole bunch of really specific sets with just a few photos in each one. Or maybe you’re the type of person who has just a few broad sets that are overflowing with photos.

My point is that sometimes you should really evaluate how your photos are organized and maybe shift things around to better accommodate your current collection of photos. I did this just a few days ago, and I feel a whole lot better about my organization scheme. Prior to this, I had maybe 5 or 6 generic sets — some of which had too many photos and other had just a few. Here’s how I’m organized now:

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Not many people use the term minimalism. While understanding it means “less is more”, how is it different from abstract?

December 31, 2007 10:23 am

I would agree that organizing your photos in the sites would help. I am just starting to use both Flickr and Zooomr for myself. I already using Picasa Web and this would be interesting to apply.

December 31, 2007 12:59 pm

I have sets and collections in Flickr.

On my computer, I’m hyper-organized about my photographs.

December 31, 2007 1:18 pm

Great Idea, I am working on doing this right now with your organization methods.

January 1, 2008 1:46 am

What a great idea, I was wondering how I could make a better use of collections and sets-another task for the new year!

January 1, 2008 6:17 am

You don’t seem to be responding to comments like you do last time, do ya?

January 2, 2008 12:50 am

Not so much lately — I’m trying to get too many things done before my vacation time is up.

January 2, 2008 2:24 am

Comment now!