This stack of 70+ CDs now hides in my home office closet. It represents my archive of personal photos going back to maybe 2000.
Since iPhoto (older version) gets fussy with more than 500 photos, and is really groaning the drive on my old 700MhZ iBook with the 4 Mb images captured by the Rebel XT, I’ve been offloading originals to disc and stuffing them in a drawer.
Someday, I will organize them all on a nice external hard-drive, and then my life will be in full order and harmony.
Until then, more entropy.
One day, when a leap month rolls around, I may get serious about organizing this pile of digital photos.
I honestly could not find the original of a specific photo from 2 years ago if my life depended on it. And with the 4 Mb images typically saved now from my Digital Rebel XT, the pile is growing more quickly.
I do have half hearted plans to buy an external hard drive to keep these on… I cannot wait to swap through 70+ discs plus copying thei contents.
For those using flickr (and loving it as mucha s me), here is a tip– take the time to write a meaningful title and descriptive caption for as many of your photos as possible. I have not been a very prolific self tagger (maybe 1-2 tags per photo), and how can you use the search to find your own photos if the only piece of information is a cryptic title like “IMG_1045.JPG”?
Just this week, I was able to find a scattered series of photos since I had luckily written captions and could use the full search. Do you really think you will be able to indetify a photo based on the date it was taken? If so, your memory is more enhanced than mine.
Captions do not have to be novels to be useful (or interesting).
The post "Get Thee To a Hard Drive" was originally slapped on the butt by a cigar smoking doctor yelling "It's a post!" at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/03/get-thee-to-a-hard-drive/) on March 27, 2006.