Happy Tuesday! Jennifer here with an organizational tip for you. I am a stickler for having my files organized on my computer. Nothing irritates me like knowing I have a great kit, photo, template, etc and not knowing where or how to find it. Today I’m going to share with you a tip I have for organizing your templates.
When I sit down to scrap a page, the first thing I do is go through my photos and decide which ones are going to be used on that page. When I’m done, I have a pretty good idea of how many photos I have to use. So let’s say for the page I’m going to do today, I have 5 photos. If I want to use a template, how on earth am I going to find a template with 5 photo openings without spending half an hour searching through my files??
Easy peasy!! Whenever I download a new template set, I copy the preview image into another folder I call Template Previews.
For PC users:
Then, I open the image and tag it with the number of photo openings on each template, ie 2 photos, 3 photos, etc.
For PC users:
For MAC users:
In Finder, on the preview, click the More Info button.
This will open a new window that will allow you to add keywords to the Spotlight Search box.
Now, when I need a template that has 5 photo openings, on my PC I open my Template Preview folder and either search for “5 photos” (note the double quotation marks) or by the Tags header.
MAC users just type the keywords into the spotlight search and your keyworded files will appear.
I can scroll thru my options, decide on the one I want and go to that set to grab my template. Now, I can get to work creating instead of spending time digging through file after file.
I hope that tip saves you some time and helps you get your templates organized! And don’t forget to check out the incredible selection of templates by Trixie Scraps!