If you are a regular reader, you probably already know that Sherra and I introduce ourselves as APPO Certified Photo Organizers and APPO Trainers. When we record training, we also add that she is Mac and I am PC. We do this so our audience knows that we will cover both platforms, but the truth is we are knowledgeable on both platforms…and as photo organizers that should be your goal too.
3 easy ways to become familiar with both Mac and PC computer platforms:
- Practice. Go to the library or a friend’s house and practice becoming familiar with the different applications and commands. Here are some tips to overcome any keyboard confusion:
- PC Control is the equivalent of Mac Command
- PC Alt is the equivalent of Mac Option
- PC Backspace is the equivalent of Mac Delete
- Use YouTube. A couple days before going to your client appointment go online and search for tutorials on YouTube that will help you navigate the platform with confidence. Searching the internet for articles to read will also help you feel more prepared. The key thing is to do this a couple days before your appointment!
- Invest in Digital Photo Organizing 101. If you want specific guidelines on how to setup your desktop to effectively and efficiently organize photos in both platforms this training helps you do just that. (and it is one of our most popular!)
One last little tip
While not necessarily platform-related this one is certainly technology-related…
If you are going to a client appointment and you know they work on a laptop (which means no external mouse) make sure to bring your own mouse and keyboard (we prefer wireless). This will help you tremendously, especially if you are working on a new platform and make you look prepared and professional.
Do you have a tip on how you became dual platform savvy? Please share in the comments below.
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