Hello all! I'm kind of new to this, as I've only been scrapping exclusively digital for about a year or so. When I started, I didn't know that it would be such a big deal, both personally, and gigabyte wise. I have survived mostly on free kits (and there are a lot of them, thankfully) up until now. When I downloaded them, I kept what I liked, and tossed the rest. Then I put it all in a folder called "Scrapbook". Every now and again, I've tried to organize this mess, renaming some of the files. This is where my problem began. For the past two days, I've been sorting everything back into it's kits (where I haven't changed the names), and have about 2,000 items that are either named "Paper (insert number here)", or Element. I also have some things that when downloaded, they had just some letters and numbers, ex: "BGMultigrid1" I understand that the designer's initials are probably some of the name, and maybe the kit, or hop that it belongs to. The problem is... I've Googled, and Googled, and Googled, to no avail. I've even tried Google images (where you can upload your image, and Google will find similar.) with no luck.
So here's my question. How do you organize your digi scrap supplies, and what do you do with "Homeless" elements and papers? My hope is to group everything by it's kit, with it's original name (if I can find it), and tag it with it's characteristics and Designer's Name. That way, I can determine who my favorite designers are. Then I'll just make a contact sheet (which I deleted when I downloaded the kit, thinking I wouldn't need it.) so instead of scrolling through thousands of items, I'm just scrolling through hundreds of its.