We’re often asked about what resources, tools and vendors we use in our own photo organizing businesses. We plan to continue adding to this list and will also include free tutorials that are useful for photo organizers. We encourage you to build your business one client at a time and invest in tools, products and services as needed for each project. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel they will benefit your business and help you become more efficient and profitable.
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you and we may earn a commission if you choose to purchase. We only recommend products we use ourselves and believe are helpful for photo organizers.
Free Tools and Tutorials
Interactive Income Calculator
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Mini Master Training: Platinum Scanning
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Facebook Timelines for each season
Converting Scrapbooks Into Digital Photo Books
Epson Perfection V600 ~ reasonably priced flatbed scanner
Epson FastFoto FF-640 ~ well-priced high speed scanner
Kodak PS50 or PS80 scanner ~ thru EZ Photo Scan, a Kodak Alaris Reseller
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner ~ be sure to buy rechargeable batteries
Portable USB External Hard Drive (EHD) ~ Brands we’ve purchased ourselves include Toshiba and Western Digital
Custom USB Flash Drive ~ great for branding and very useful to deliver slideshow or scans
Client Forms ~ Forms we developed to help us manage our own clients’ information including family events and birthdates plus an inventory form to keep track of what you take offsite and checklists for digital and print organizing.
Studio Scan Forms ~ Scanning may be the first place you start with a client. Be confident in your pricing and create platinum pricing that highlights your premium full service scanning.
Studio Slideshow Forms ~ Slideshows can be a great revenue stream for photo organizers. Use the Price Estimator to be sure you are pricing for profit and including all the costs associated with creating a slideshow.
Most software we use is cross platform meaning there are both Windows and Mac versions as well as iPhone and Android version (unless otherwise noted). It’s a good page to bookmark and refer back to at different stages of your business.
Digital Photo Organizing Software
Photo Mechanic ~ Image browser and workflow accelerator. Perfect tool to bring efficiency into your workflow process and huge timesaver.
PhotoSweeper ~ Fast and powerful duplicate photo cleaner built to help you get rid of duplicate or similar photos on your Mac
Duplicate Cleaner ~ Find and remove duplicate photos on your PC.
Paragon Software Bundle ~ This software bundle enables you to read, write, and edit files and file names if you will be using both operating systems with one EHD.
Backblaze.com ~ unlimited online backup for your computer. It’s affordable, east to set up and works with Mac or Windows.
Forever.com ~ the only cloud storage that promises permanent storage with their Forever Guarantee Fund with privacy and the ability to share with family and friends
Dropbox.com ~ An excellent way to transfer documents and photos back and forth with a client. You can also sync smart phones and tablets to automatically backup photos and then move to your hard drive
Flickr.com ~ 1 TB free per client and is a good place to organize, sort and display digital photos before uploading the best of the best to a cloud service like forever.com