Hi faise~ so onto Hosiery! I’m a huge collector of socks/tights and what not, I think they’re perfect accessories for bloggers. Which is why this was one of the first sections I decided to do, because I know I’ll have tons of fun finding old leggings or socks hidden within the crevices of my inventory. So let’s get cracking shall we?
Prepare yourself with a pose stand and clean background. A tool that helped me a lot was a form of “Camera Lock”, there’s probably tons on the marketplace but mine was purchased a while back from Vengeance Studio. This helped me standardize some of my shots~
Create another folder on the main Inventory area and name it whatever you like with another exclamation. I named mine “!anya ohmai inventory sorted” so it’s obvious what it is. Within this folder I then created my “Socks, Hosiery” folder.
How should one categorize Hosiery? Do this in a way where realistically you know how to find your items. Which means don’t follow mine to a tee cause this method works for me; it might be confusing for you. But this is how I did mine:
Tights – Footless
Socks – Long
Socks – Multiple Lengths
Socks – Med
Socks – Short
Socks – Legwarmers/Opentoe
Then create sub-categories for what kind of print/pattern it has.
At the same time, go to your desktop/hard drive and create similar folders. However, for this I didn’t sub categorize it because I wanted to easily flip through my pictures.
So find a good angle to get your Hosiery shots and lock it with your camera lock. This is when you start wearing your items and make decisions of whether you should keep an item or delete it.
This is difficult cause a lot of us are hoarders who believe in “One day I will need this!” I know I’m a huge hoarder. There are 2 methods to solving this, one is to realistically know which item you will never wear again and delete. The other is to box items you’re sure you will need one day, just not right now. I won’t go into that because I personally do not like putting things into boxes. I always forget about them and it defeats the purpose… so here I am painfully deleting items *huhu*
Take a screenshot of the item via SL and save to your desktop – completely free! Just takes up space on your hard drive. These are my settings but feel free to use any size you want – as long as you can see it on your computer clearly it works. I like mine at 800×800 or 750×750 because it’s a medium size shot that takes about 100-200kbs in size.
Step 1: Wear Item
Step 2: Take Picture
Step 3: Drag to Appropriate Folder
Step 4: Name Item in Desktop *Copy Paste*
And you can probably scream and go crazy cause you’re done. Check out how pretty it is on your desktop or hard drive!
So it seems a little insane, but when you can scroll through your items visually on the computer you feel a sense of pride that’s just indescribable. After going through this method I manage to clean up 3k worth of Hosiery and that’s pretty good! \o/
I hope you guys found this helpful!