Organizing

DSC_8256I used to have a photo editor that I loved to hate. Have mentioned it before here; Aperture. It was Apple’s own, and they no longer support it, which I can understand. Good riddance, it was painful. The guy, in the photo shop here [sadly demised, greatly missed store], with whom I took the camera course five years ago, sang its praises. He had been to Halifax and taken a course in Aperture so he was the master of it ๐Ÿ™‚ Compared to Adobe PhotoShop, it was really ‘cheap’, so I bought it. It’s all water under the bridge now, but one thing was good:

It totally altered my file system, which made me panic at first, but I grew to like it. That’s the one thing I’ve kept … the way to organize my photo files. One, big folder for the year and inside it, twelve sub-folders, in each of them oneย folder for each day [given that I’ve taken any photo that day]. That works for me, and I can’t even remember how I had them organized before. I’m really trying to be adamant about tagging them, because I know I difficult it can be to find an old picture otherwise. When I first got the Mac, almost three years ago, I missed out on tagging for some reason — perhaps because everything was so new. The tags follow the picture over to Flickr, which is my main, online storage. It still makes me nervous, because it’s Yahoo, and you never know what’s going to happen with them, but there’s nothing else I can do.

Yesterday I woke up to a bit of a ‘Winter Wonderland’, but that has all turned into a slushy mess now.

29 Replies to “Organizing”

  1. I still find it difficult finding a particular photo I want in my Mac, despite having them organized in named folders and tagged. Android was so easy. I will persevere…….

    1. Oh yeah?! So far, I’ve been good … I just search for the tag. But then I have that whole long period when I didn’t tag, and that was BAD! Guess I was so mixed up with all the new stuff …

  2. I like that organization system. My iPhone organizes like that automatically. Doesn’t yours?
    Since I got the new external hard drive I am using it and it works like a charm since I got the new computer. It was that lemon computer that was messing it up. I will never trust anything yahoo again. I even moved the stuff I was storing in mail there to outlook mail.

    1. Yes, but I meant on the computer. When I download the photos from the camera, I put them in folders like that.

      I’ve been wanting to get out of Flickr, or at least have a secondary place, but it has gone out of hand somehow.

  3. organizing is a four letter word to me. As I was reading your post, I felt a bit panicky that I’ve been so lax with storing my photos somewhere safe. I think that will be a 2016 goal!

    1. In the beginning, when the camera was new, I just didn’t think! Didn’t take long to realise it was hard to find a particular picture when I’d forgotten to tag them, and had no system for the folders ๐Ÿ˜Š

        1. I think I sometimes tried to make folders with ‘subjects’ … like ยซtrip to Bar Harborยป, but it never lasted, and I ended up with Misc.-folder and stuff like that LOL

  4. You are so-o organized! I have 6 folders only. Nothing fancy. LOL.
    I should have made a few sub folders for the rescue cats but I never got around to it….

    1. Ha ha … it was a real coincidence, thanks to that programme that changed the whole file system ๐Ÿ™‚

      I have oodles of cat photos … not to mention ducks LOL

  5. I have 2 or 3 photos of 1st kitty girl Simpson. Only 4-5 of Pyewacket & Silky-Auburn. So I made sure to take more photos of Mingflower & Nylablue…memories…. ;0

    1. Photos are wonderful memories to have. Was just looking at some old McDuff-photo the other night, noticing how sleek he was in his younger days ๐Ÿ˜€

              1. He eats a lot but is not gaining weight. Last night I realized that with Dharth Henry eating a ‘low protein’ diet he might not regain the extra weight which is probably a good thing…..
                Dharth Henry could use another 400 square feet to run around….he was used to more space…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I have a similar system: “One, big folder for the year and inside it, twelve sub-folders, in each of them different themed folders (for example I have a Bangkok folder in November).

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