/ Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Hi Everyone! Whether you were in Anaheim or watching Lou’s live coverage from The Box, we all just spent a fantastic weekend together at the D23 Expo.

As you can imagine, there were so many moments to capture at the Parks and at the Expo. I personally took over 600 photos, which is a record for me. Like many of my Disney trips that came before, I sat on the plane and thought a lot about what I plan to do with all my photos once I got home and how much time it’s going to take once I did sit down with them.

Do you feel the same way about your photos after your trips? If so, here are a few of my favorite ways to save time while arranging your favorite Disney memories:

1) Transfer your photos to your desktop or laptop as soon as you are able to.

I transfer my photos to my PC almost as soon as I get in from my trip, no matter how late it is, because I do not want to risk losing any irreplaceable moments.

2) Transferring your photos right into a desktop folder makes for easy access. Try to pick a title that makes the folder easy to find once you store it.7 PPDC  Saving Time While Arranging Photos From Your Trip

I name the folder by something like Topic, Year, Month and Place. For this example, I named mine “Disney 2013 August Disneyland and DCA”.

3) Go through all the photos once in the desktop folder, not as you take them. Often times, an image you may feel isn’t great as taken has a portion of it that can be saved as a cropped photo or even for project inspiration.

4) Don’t count your dark photos out just yet. Once you are ready to edit, try to tweak the fill light and the contrast. You may surprise yourself with a new favorite Disney moment from your trip.

5) Think about rotating your photos to the way they are meant to be viewed. I know this may sound silly, but rotating them as soon as you transfer them into the folder saves SO much time for your actual editing and project crafting.

6) This folder is also perfect for use as a “To Print” or “To Do” file for ordering photos and photo gifts from websites like Shutterfly, Snapfish, or your favorite pharmacy or superstore.

Bonus Tip! Some people have opted to go with the prepaid Disney PhotoPass+, which gives you unlimited PhotoPass photos for your account and a Disney PhotoPass+ card you hand off to your PhotoPass Photographers, so they are all in one place.

It’s a very convenient way to alleviate the stress of taking photos or arranging them when you get home. You get 30 days access to the account with an option to pay for an extra time add on. Disney PhotoPass+ is offered at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

Which of these tips will come in handy after your next trip?

Enjoy your day and snap away!

Thanks to Mark and Tara Petar for introducing me to the magic of Disney PhotoPass+ !


For Fran Cassano, paper crafts have kept the magic of Disney a part of her everyday life. Fran invites us capture our own memories through Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting… Break out the tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!



1 thought on “Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting: Saving Time While Arranging Photos From Your Trip”

  1. Darlene says:

    I do a lot of these tips but found a few new ones. I normally delete all my dark photo’s I will have to edit those from now on.