Applications and Files and Folders

HOME Windows Menu 1. Applications (Apps) 2. Folder structure 3. Organise images 4. Folder sublevel 5. Move the files

Organise images

A typical problem for photographers is to organise their photos.
Simply put - this means grouping photos to find (and view) them more easily.
Instead of throwing all the photos into a box and scrabbling around looking for the ones you want ... store them in groups that relate as required.
In computer language, store the photos in folders and subfolders.
The images we have in the numbers folder can help us understand this.
We must find a way of grouping images as required.

Making groups

The number images have coloured numbers and coloured backgrounds. Three ways to organise might be -
1. number > background
2. background > number
3. number-colour > number
I shall choose option 2.

Making folders

The parent folder will be numbers - which itself has Pictures as its parent.
Naming the subfolders is important.
I will use red-b, orange-b, yellow-b, green-b, blue-b.
(This will be sufficient, but if the number of files gets larger I might create more subfolders
The second lot of number subfolders would be one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, zero.)

Naming and Views

Computer photos are not going to be easy to handle like printed photos.
As files they can easily get mixed with other kinds of files such as documents, music, video etc.
That is why the first parent folder is "Pictures".
Pictures will hold photos, paintings, drawings or any images that you, the user, decide to put there.
Subfolder names should also make it easier to find files.
Finally, as you have seen, File Explorer allows you to switch on a View to help find images.