Principal's Photo Workflow

Recently I have been listening to the Mac Power Users podcast on the 5by5 network. I came across this podcast after reading the iBook Paperless by David Sparks who blogs at MacSparky. It is a great book, by the way, and has screencasts and lots of photos and uses iBooks author to the best of its ability.

David and Katie have guests on to talk about their different workflows:
After listening to the photo workflow episode I thought it might be helpful if schools/principals shared their photo workflows. I wish I could say I have perfected this and have just the best way to organize and publish photos for my school...... but I would be lying. It's still a work in progress just like all my other brilliant ideas:)

  • iPhone5 - Yes that's right I am the proud owner of the 5 and I switched from AT&T to Verizon. I can't tell if I am happier about the phone or the service? Both have been great!
  • Epson Stylus NX625 printer - nothing special about this printer. I think I originally got it because I was supposed to be able to print to it wirelessly. It was such an ordeal I just forgot about that.
  • MacBook Air 11" - This is my "go to" computer. Hardly use my iPad. Shocking I know.
  • Photo stream - Everything I take with my phone will eventually show up on my Air. I still find it easier and quicker to post and compost on my Air than my phone or iPad.
A bird flew in my house last night! That was fun.

  1. Take all pictures with iPhone5. This is with me all the time. I can take pictures of everything with it. My goal is just to get pictures out to my school community as often and quickly as possible.
  2. Add drawings or text to pictures if needed with Skitch. If I can't get the picture uploaded right away I will work on it on my phone at night while I am putting my kids to bed.
  3. Use an App to upload the pictures to my school website, staff website, and/or school facebook page. 
So I am probably forgetting something but here it is. How do you manage your photos for school?

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