“This no-nonsense, straightforward text provides tips for anyone overwhelmed with getting their arms around collections of photographs, film, video and music.”
Organize Your Digital Life, published by National Geographic, gives readers step-by-step guidance on how to organize all of the personal media in their homes and on their hard drives. Covering photos, movies, music, and personal documents, the book shows readers how their digital storage options compare; how to digitize analog media such as photographic prints, slides, and negatives, vinyl records, home movies on film, and video and audio cassettes; and how to select the best tools for managing, sharing, and safeguarding their digital media. Simple charts, checklists, and worksheets help readers evaluate their media collections, set organizational priorities, and estimate the time, money, and storage space they will need to accomplish organizing tasks. Baldridge’s straightforward advice allows readers to make educated decisions about which products, services, and projects will benefit them most. Special “Zero-Minute” sections highlight products that save time by automating digital organizing tasks such as downloading digital photos, locating and backing up files, and uploading media to the Web. And the book’s selective listing of relevant products and services includes numerous free options for readers on a budget. Readers can also learn how to restore and enhance digitized media, recover digital files in the event of a loss, choose green ways to dispose of old computers and electronics, and make sure their personal data never fall into the wrong hands when they part with older storage devices.
“[a] one-of-a-kind guide . . . written and presented with total clarity”
— Russell Hart, Executive Editor, American Photo magazine
The Camera Phone Book, published by National Geographic, includes five straightforward chapters that explain how to choose the right camera phone and accessories, how to improve your shooting technique and get the best results possible in specific situations, and how and where to store, print, share, and display photos and videos. Readers will also find practical advice on how to handle problems such as accidentally deleted images and water damage. The book lists a wealth of camera-phone resources, including accessory and software makers; mobile image media outlets, contests, and online communities; and cell phone recycling organizations. A generously illustrated volume, The Camera Phone Book also includes a camera-phone photo essay by National Geographic photographer Robert Clark.