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My Own Desktop Organizer!

January15

I enjoy organizing! One might even think I was a little OCD when it comes to items having their own place and label. At home it is a little less obsessive than at work because there isn’t as much to keep track of (or that want to). While visiting the Morning Toast web page, they posted an article and a linked to this computer desktop organizer. I thought about making my own and finally did on Picasa (which is the BEST free software out there for photographers/artists who can’t afford Photoshop). It isn’t flawless since I only spent 10 minutes gathering color/texture and using the collage feature in Picasa. It is organized though!

Before having this organizational tool, I had files and folders spread out on my desktop in groupings, hoping that one wouldn’t get confused with another. This was an important task since multiple copies of a letter were saved to the desktop that coworkers had sent me. I didn’t want to change the titles of the files so that I could send it back when they asked for it.

So below is my end result! (Just imaging the correct files and icons floating there as if it were your desktop!) Like a reader, Jen, from the Morning Toast article posted, “*Smacks forehead* That’s a good idea!”

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4 Comments to

“My Own Desktop Organizer!”

  1. On January 15th, 2009 at 3:54 pm Morning Toast Says:

    Yay! That’s a great update on it too. Love the colors. The color coding will probably help more than just having lines/columns would.

    Organizing IS fun!

  2. On January 16th, 2009 at 11:10 am Jen Says:

    This looks really good. I want to do this too. I just need to figure out what groupings I need. Do you think I would be able to figure picasa out?

  3. On January 17th, 2009 at 6:44 pm becky Says:

    Thanks… oh yeah, Picassa is really easy! I really like it… it can adjust most of my images in that program instead of in photoshop …. for basic fixes. They have a “fill light” feature that is really easy for darker images. Play around with it and you will find that it is really easy!

  4. On January 17th, 2009 at 6:49 pm becky Says:

    oops I meant to spell Picasa correct haha

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