Category Archives: popular

all about dropbox

I have been using Dropbox since THE BEGINNING. Well, maybe not their actual beginning (I looked it up and they’ve been around since 2007) but I’ve had an account with them for more than 12 years! (Have you taken my free quiz to get a personalized cloud service recommendation? Dropbox is one of the possible results!) I...

all about amazon photos

If you’ve followed me for awhile, it’s no secret that my favorite cloud service is AMAZON PHOTOS! (Have you taken my free quiz to get a personalized cloud service recommendation?) You receive UNLIMITED full-size photo storage with your Prime Membership. Yes, really! Since photos are fully covered, you only pay for video storage which makes...

our 2020 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many family yearbook posts here on the blog and it’s time to reveal my latest album! It looks a little different than prior years because I tried a fabric cover- I wanted something fancier to display on our living room table. It’s a 10×10 photo book from Printique (my favorite)...

what is an heic file?

What is an heic file? An HEIC file is a “high efficiency image” format that was created by Apple in 2017. Since then it has become the default format for all photos taken with an iPhone. Heic takes up a fraction of the space of a traditional jpeg file- without losing any resolution! What’s wrong...

how to convert VHS tapes

In order to convert video into digital formats, you’ll need 3 things:  – a computer– a video capture device– a video player that can play the format of tape/reel you want to convert For most types of video tapes, it’s very difficult (and expensive!) to get your hands on a playing device.  Even VCRs, a...

how to organize videos

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is ‘how do you organize your videos?’  I think it’s because my title, Professional Photo Organizer, makes it sound like I just organize Photos and completely ignore that Videos exist (that’s definitely not the case).   Here’s the answer:  I organize photos + videos together, in the...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Photos App Features

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the Photos App! 5 HELPFUL IPHONE PHOTOS TRICKS 1. Filter by Media Type Feel like your Camera Roll is full of junk and clutter, but...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Camera Features

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the iPhone Camera! 5 HELPFUL IPHONE CAMERA TRICKS 1. GRIDLINES Gridlines displayed on the camera screen are really useful! I use them when I’m...

Category Archives: popular

all about iCloud

Almost every single client I work with pays for iCloud. Except the majority of them don’t have any idea how iCloud even works or are too scared to stop paying for it. (I get it! Apple makes it scary to leave- are you going to lose everything? yikes!) Personally, I just use the free 5GB...

all about dropbox

I have been using Dropbox since THE BEGINNING. Well, maybe not their actual beginning (I looked it up and they’ve been around since 2007) but I’ve had an account with them for more than 12 years! (Have you taken my free quiz to get a personalized cloud service recommendation? Dropbox is one of the possible results!) I...

all about amazon photos

If you’ve followed me for awhile, it’s no secret that my favorite cloud service is AMAZON PHOTOS! (Have you taken my free quiz to get a personalized cloud service recommendation?) You receive UNLIMITED full-size photo storage with your Prime Membership. Yes, really! Since photos are fully covered, you only pay for video storage which makes...

our 2020 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many family yearbook posts here on the blog and it’s time to reveal my latest album! It looks a little different than prior years because I tried a fabric cover- I wanted something fancier to display on our living room table. It’s a 10×10 photo book from Printique (my favorite)...

how to incorporate video into your family yearbook

Ever wondered how to include VIDEOS in a photo book? This is how I do it! When I discovered the 1 Second Everyday app 5 years ago, I started taking more and more video clips with my iPhone. Gradually I noticed my memory keeping behaviors shifted- the number of photos I took decreased and the...

what is an heic file?

What is an heic file? An HEIC file is a “high efficiency image” format that was created by Apple in 2017. Since then it has become the default format for all photos taken with an iPhone. Heic takes up a fraction of the space of a traditional jpeg file- without losing any resolution! What’s wrong...

where should you print your softcover photo book?

I’m excited to bring you another photo book comparison post, but this one is a little different- I looked at SOFTCOVER photo books this time! For my last two comparison posts, I was specifically looking for a higher-end hardcover photo book with impressive quality for printing my annual family yearbooks. I only make one copy...

how to scan photos with your phone

As a professional photo organizer who has invested quite a lot of money in scanning equipment, my stance has always been that phone scanning apps can’t achieve the same high quality results of a scanner. But now that phone cameras are pretty decent, I was curious about how the scanning apps would stack up side-by-side....

how to stream videos to your tv

I’m for SURE dating myself with this reference, but I remember the days when we would pop our family home video into the VCR and laugh as we watched the playback. Now, in a digital world, our videos are usually stuck on the small screen of our phone and don’t often see the glory of...

where should you print your photo book? [part 2]

Two years ago I did a photo book comparison where I ordered the exact same book from seven different places to compare quality and value. That post was really popular and I continue to field a lot of questions for my thoughts on ‘xyz’ photo book company that wasn’t in my initial comparison. So I...

our 2019 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many a family yearbook post here on the blog, but this one is a special one for me. Prior to now my posts have always, always been about Project Life + Blurb. It was my ‘system’ and I stuck with it for eight years. And it worked fine until suddenly...

how to convert VHS tapes

In order to convert video into digital formats, you’ll need 3 things:  – a computer– a video capture device– a video player that can play the format of tape/reel you want to convert For most types of video tapes, it’s very difficult (and expensive!) to get your hands on a playing device.  Even VCRs, a...

how to create an annual video reel in iMovie

At the end of each year, I like to take all of my random iPhone video clips and compile them into one, long annual video reel for my family to enjoy.  Sort of like the ‘old’ days when we’d pop the camcorder tape into the VCR and watch home videos as a family (am I...

how to organize videos

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is ‘how do you organize your videos?’  I think it’s because my title, Professional Photo Organizer, makes it sound like I just organize Photos and completely ignore that Videos exist (that’s definitely not the case).   Here’s the answer:  I organize photos + videos together, in the...

documenting childhood: all the artwork

If you have kids, of any age, I know you are familiar with the struggle: what do you do with alllllll the artwork? In the beginning, I’d hang a few pieces on the fridge, send a few more to relatives, but then feel guilty throwing everything else in the trash (especially when the kids bust...

three easy things you can do to improve your photos

Get this…. right now, in 30 seconds, you can drastically improve the quality of your photos and it doesn’t require an ounce of skill!  There are three SUPER simple changes you can make with your phone photography that will help make your images more crisp, clean and natural. three easy things you can do to...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Photos App Features

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the Photos App! 5 HELPFUL IPHONE PHOTOS TRICKS 1. Filter by Media Type Feel like your Camera Roll is full of junk and clutter, but...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Camera Features

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the iPhone Camera! 5 HELPFUL IPHONE CAMERA TRICKS 1. GRIDLINES Gridlines displayed on the camera screen are really useful! I use them when I’m...

my favorite photo scanners

Confession: I have a bit of a photo scanner addiction. I currently own eight scanners, all of which serve various purposes. The benefit of trying so many scanners is that I’ve learned what I like and don’t like. And I can save YOU the hassle + expense by leading you right to the BEST ones...

how to remove duplicates from your photo library

Are you swimming in digital photos?  Have you transferred photos from computer-to-computer, phone-to-phone and you feel like you have TONS of duplicates?  Good news!  You can identify + delete them AUTOMATICALLY in a few quick clicks with these tutorials.   how to remove duplicates from your photo library For Mac users: I recommend the Photo Sweeper...

HI, I’M MISS FREDDY.

 

Actually, my name is Casey. As a newborn I resembled Fred Flintstone so my parents nicknamed me Freddy and it stuck. I am a professional photo organizer (yes, that's a thing!) who helps people all over the world make sense of their photo mess through organizing services and self-paced online courses.

 

I want to help you ENJOY your photos again!

 

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