Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Too Many Pictures! (273/365)

2009 09 30 IMG_0553 
“Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.”

Peace Pilgrim (American Teacher and Spiritual leader and Peace Prophet, 1908-1981)

TIME:  8:48 PM
PLACE:  HH’s desk
SUBJECT:  Picasa main menu

Holy crow - 58,540 images on our PC!  No wonder I’m having a difficult time trying to make a slideshow for the upcoming family reunion.  I perused the folders a little more and found the following… 

2005 images:      755
(began in August of 2005) 
2006 images:   1,732
2007 images:   4,995
2008 images:   7,467
2009 images: 11,893 
(this is year-to-date!!!)

Good gravy!  That is a heck of a trend.  I bet many of those images could be deleted.  I’m am really bad about purging.  I need to do it though.  I’ll just add it to my ever expanding list of “things-that-need-to-be-done-so-if-I-die-in-a-fiery-bus-crash-my-family-won’t-have-to-go-through-all-my-crap-and-make-rude-comments-about-how-I-was-such-a-pack-rat-and-then-chuck-it-all-in-a-dumpster.”  I’m not worried about losing any images if the PC takes a dive as we use Carbonite, and I have backed up the images to disks as well.  But I do swear going forward that I shall edit and delete any bad/extraneous images as I download them.  I pinky promise!


bentonflocke said...

OMG so many pictures.... I think you´ll be busy the next month

Dot O said...

Copy them all to a DVD as it holds more than a CD. That's what I have done and need to do again as I've used up half of my space with the photos I have now. It takes a while to copy them but at least you will have them and you don't have to delete anything. In fact, make a two copies of the photos and put one in a safe place!!!

I know you didn't ask for any suggestions but I am offering one just the same!!!!!

SaraG said...

Great photo. I hope you are backing them up!!
I save mine to an external hard drive also.
I have no idea how many pics I have on my hard drive!!

Mari said...

I know what you mean. I need to do some cleaning and purging too!