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Chapter 3. Organizing Photos

Chapter 3. Organizing Photos

There are two types of people when it comes to photos. First are the Martha Stewart wanna-bes who manage to organize every picture into precious handmade albums constructed of used tissues and old grocery bags. Then there are the rest of us, who dump our pictures in a box, and that’s if we remember to develop the film in the first place. We in the second group hate those in the first group (though we’re sure you’re actually very nice people).

For me, the promise of digital photography was a way not just to join that first group, but to beat them at their own game. I’m constitutionally incapable of cutting a print to crop it, and my miserable handwriting makes captions painful. I figured I could do it all on the computer with no trouble and make prints to boot. Unfortunately, it was just too hard—until iPhoto appeared.


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