As part of our Simple Tip Saturday series this year, I’m inviting fresh voices into the mix. Today we’re hearing from Simple Scrapper team member Lisa Corbin-Polak with her simple tip.
What is one way you simplify scrapbooking?
I make sure that all of my photos are getting to my main photo library. I first shared this tip with Simple Scrapper readers back in 2013 on how I use dropbox to upload all of my phone photos. (Automating Camera Photo Uploads) Additionally, I’ve also implemented Jennifer’s tip to have Lightroom automatically pull those photos in for me too.
What problem does it solve for you?
It solves the problem of having all of my photos in one place when I have time to scrap. (This, to me, has been the biggest advantage of the digital era!)
Why do you think it works so well?
I’m probably snapping 98% (or more) of my photos with my phone these days, so it really helps to have them all ready at my fingertips. It automates the process so I don’t actually have to think about grabbing those pictures off of my phone. It is certainly tempting to investigate a newer DSLR with one of those wifi cards so that I could have them upload automatically as well.
How can others get started with it?
Just set up a cloud account that works with your phone and your computer and follow the app’s instructions to automatically upload all your photos. (I like Dropbox, but this is not the only option.)