Hi Carolyn, I'll try to answer your question..'How do I file all my images'.
With great difficulty sometimes Carolyn as I have so many!
I have lots on this computer and lots more on an external hard drive.
I have separate folders for everything
and try to keep them in Alphabetical order.
For instance, I have Family photos..old and new.
Vintage photos..Children..ladies..men etc.
Flowers. Frames. Overlays and Backgrounds.
Special backgrounds etc. etc. I hope you get the picture.
Some like ephemera spill over to Folder 1 and Folder 2.
I have so many digital scrapbooking sets that I either bought or found freebies, all these are in separate folders by name.
When I have finished a collage I keep it in a folder for that month, then it resides on my external HD when I start a new month.
Most times I have difficulty myself in finding what I want. I think I have far too many photos.
Every now and again I'll do a little 'Housekeeping'. Deleting some I have used and won't use again, or moving some folders to my external HD to free up a bit of space on here.
Sometimes when trying to make a new collage I spend more time searching through folders than I do to make the actual collage! Sometimes I think I am so disorganised it's a nightmare!
But I suppose I have got used to my own system, if you can call it that!
It would be interesting to see how others organise their 'stuff'.
Hope you can make sense of all this!
love and hugs