So how did I do on getting all of my photos from 20 years in one place? I’m halfway there!
Ten years of photos in one hand! On a 500GB G Slim Drive. Sketchnoting was invaluable in helping me figure out what to do. (see Mike Rohde and Eva Lotta Lam sites if you’d like to know more.) Sketchnoting also helped me articulate what I actually did and how it worked:
I learned 2 lessons thanks to Technology for Media:
- MAC OS Lion can read a PC Drive. That helped me import photos from a 1 TB Seagate PC Backup drive to my G Slim and advance my conversion from PC to MAC.
- The Cloud is too slow. I tried anyway but while ~1 GB per minute is fast for small things, it’s not for giga jobs of 100GB.
Love Your Picks tutorial Edit Your Photos inspired me with “Editing means ruthlessly deleting.” My next steps are to go back through one more time to delete duplicates and hopeless shots before starting a Lightroom catalog. (Scanning will wait until the Lomography Smart Phone Film Scanner comes out:))
- Sketchnote Getting All Your Photos in One Place (jenniferhartnetthenderson.wordpress.com)
- Sketchnotes are Fantastic (jenniferhartnetthenderson.wordpress.com)
- Learn How To Sketchnote With The Penultimate App For The iPad (makeuseof.com)
- The Sketchnote Handbook: A brilliant new guide to visual note-taking (mindmappingsoftwareblog.com)
- How To Visualize Ideas, Information & Data Using Sketchnoting (makeuseof.com)
Coco Chanel is said to have proclaimed “Elegance is refusal” a century ago, foreshadowing today’s wisdom of “Editing means ruthlessly deleting.”
Thank you for this valuable application of Sketchnoting to untangle a mind-boggling “gigajob!”
Hi Kathryn! What a wonderful conflation of fashion, art and workflow! You know how to integrate anything! From Coco Chanel to Gigajobs:) Thanks for adding your layered insights to this post! I appreciate it!
Wonderful explanation and super duper congratulations! I think you are the hero of all of us who ignore digital files (and film) over the years.
Thank you! And thank you for the crucial part you had to play. I would not have gotten across the PC to MAC chasm nearly as gracefully without your help. Also, while I was initially dreading creating the year month folder structure, I found that it helped pace the effort immensely. And the idea to rearrange folder structures between drives via LR also helped me decide to rearrange folder structures between drives outside of LR. It all went to good use! Thanks very much for lighting the way!
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