Sketchnote Getting Photos in 1 Place 10 Years in 1 Hand

So how did I do on getting all of my photos from 20 years in one place? I’m half way there!

A Decade of Photos!

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:

What Worked by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2013 Edited in Perfectly Clear, FrontView, Snapseed and Impressions
What Worked by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2013 Edited in Perfectly Clear, FrontView, Snapseed and Impressions

I learned 2 lessons thanks to Technology for Media:

  1. MAC OS Lion can read a PC Drive.  That helped me import photos from a 1 TB Segate PC Backup drive to my G Slim and advance my conversion from PC to MAC.
  2. The Cloud is too slow.  I tried anyway but while ~1 GB per minute is fast for small things, it’s not for gigajobs 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 catalogue. (Scanning will wait until the Lomography Smart Phone Film Scanner comes out:))

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  1. 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!”

    • 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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