New Book! With a Twist: Take Control of Your Digital Photos

Drowning in images

We’re drowning in digital photos. It’s so easy to capture a photo these days—from dedicated cameras as well as camera-enabled smartphones—that we’re storing more shots than ever. That’s good news! People are capturing memories that would otherwise fade away, and learning more about how to view the world. But the volume of photos has become a problem. When you want to find a shot, it usually takes much longer than it should, adding exasperation to what should be a fun experience.

It’s time to take control of your digital photos. I’m excited to announce my latest book, appropriately titled Take Control of Your Digital Photos! In this new ebook, I set out a practical plan for managing your photo library, enabling you to find the photos you’re looking for without a lot of fuss.

But this project has a twist: We’re releasing the book a chapter at a time at, so you can start reading it right away while I finish writing the rest. Chapter 1, “A Smart Approach to Photo Management,” provides an overview of how to tame your photo library and is available now.

The rest of the chapters are available exclusively to TidBITS members. If you’re already a member, Chapter 2, “Shoot Smarter,” is also available now. Becoming a member is easy, and you can choose which financial level of support you want to offer. Members can also view the TidBITS site without ads and can take advantage of nearly two dozen special offers for products and services. Plus, members get 30% off all Take Control ebooks.

This approach also allows me to get feedback from you and other readers to incorporate into the final book, via the comment thread at the end of each article. Adam Engst has more information about how and why we’re publishing the book this way at “Streamed Advice for Managing Your Digital Photos.”

We’ll publish the rest of the book on the TidBITS site over the next 6-8 weeks. After that, it will be available to everyone as a regular Take Control ebook (in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle formats). Members will continue to access the series online, or they can buy the full ebook at the 30% discount.

I’m looking forward to sharing the rest with you.

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