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Like most of us, getting your photos in order represents the big and often daunting task of organizing your life and memories. But when you think about the once-in-a-lifetime photos you've captured, it is well worth the time and effort to save your photos. So whether you're going to organize traditional or digital photography, or a combination of both types, it's important to create a logical method that will help to save your memories as well as make them easier to find later.

Naming Tips:

Keep these basic file naming guidelines in mind when following the recommendations in the following sections:

  1. Stick to the letters of the alphabet, numerals 0-9 and the hyphen (“-“) and underscore (“_”) characters.
  2. Keep your photo and directory names to 31 characters or less – 11 characters or less if you will be backing up to CDs.

For more on this topic see UPDIG Guidelines, version 2, http://www.updig.org/guidelines/naming.php