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Step 2: Editing. This is so important; photos may seem A1 when you take them, but after looking at them something always seems to be off. Here are some editing programs you can use.

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-Free: When I’m on the go, I edit some of my photos on the app VSCO. This is a fast and easy way to edit photos if you don’t really want to invest in an editing program. The only con with this is that there aren’t many features that you can get on here that you would get on an editing program like Adobe Lightroom and that in order to edit on here, you would most likely have to import your photos from your camera to your phone, which takes a lot of time.

-$$$: I personally use Adobe Lightroom, because it provides me with so many options and settings to fix every kind of photo situation. Again, I recommend using this you are looking for run for State Historian. The price range varies from whatever payment plan you choose to do, from doing monthly or paying it all upfront.

Step 3: Photo Organization. One of the big mistakes I made in my path to learning how to be a historian was not organizing my photos by events/dates. Organizing them will really help you when you are assembling your local/state scrapbook or uploading photos. Here are



just some of the things I’ve used that have helped me.

-Folder on your Desktop: Just name your folder the event and date and put all your photos onto there! It’s as simple as that.

-Flickr/Google Drive: These are some public storage sites that you can use to upload your images onto (this will help save storage/data on your computer). In order to use these sites, you have to have an email to sign up for the site. I use flickr both personally and for JCL, because delegates will be able to view and download pictures from events if they need to.

These are just the three main steps to being a JCL historian, but these will take you a looonnnng way. If you have any questions or would like my help on anything, feel free to contact me at or contact your state historian!


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