Organize Your Photos with Pinterest

Tired of saving pictures to your desktop and then forgetting where you got them? Need a place to sort out all your saved pictures and their sources? Have a bunch of great pictures you’ve taken and don’t know what to do with them?

If you answered yes, then try out Pinterest— a picture sharing and saving device that allows you to save and file things that spark your interest on the Internet and organize them neatly into categorized folders. You can share your Pinterest boards with other users and browse other boards, pinning photos you like along the way.

Pinterest is an especially useful inspiration tool for bloggers. If you’re a design blogger constantly scouring the Internet for turquoise rooms or antique lamps, you can dedicate an entire folder to them and anytime you spot a picture on the web, all you have to do is click “Pin It” (the icon will be added to your bookmarks), choose the category you like, and hit save.

You can also use Pinterest to promote your blog content by pinning a particularly impressive photo to your board, and then have people you follow re-pin it and click on the picture, which will then link to your blog.

For local bloggers, Pinterest can be a place to keep all of your local-related content and save all the pictures that remind you of your hometown or favorite city. These Pinterest users dedicated an entire board to their cities, using the app to organize pictures of local dining menus, art prints, and public figures.

Brooklyn Pinterest Board

Pittsburgh Pinterest Board

San Francisco Pinterest Board

If you’re interested in signing up for Pinterest, click here and request an invite. Or leave a message in the comments with your email address and I can send you one personally.

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  • Debra Burton

    I *love* pinterest and spend altogether too much time pouring over all the beautiful things catalogued there. I presently use other formats (word docs or evernote) for the same purpose but they are clumsy and lack the beauty and simplicity of pinterest. I am pining to use it myself but my requests for an invite have gone unanswered, so if you have a spare invite you could send my way, I would me much obliged! debra[dot]burton[at]me[dot]com.

  • Molly

    Just sent you an invite, Debra! Thanks for reading.

  • Debra Burton

    Thank you!!!! OMG I am loving this. Did I mention thank you already?