Practice Post

It is past time that I start using my new portable – things just seem to take a long time on my current one that is getting old.  I also need to get a new card for the camera or offload the files from the current one since it takes my current photo software a long time to scan through it.

What complicates things even more is that Picasa, the free photo software I have used is well past dead.  Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a clear successor.  I ended up picking Cyberlink Photo Director 9.  It is a paid program rather than a free one, and has lots of crazy photo editing features that I likely won’t use much.  But other programs that cost more seemed not to have simple watermarking and size reduction, which is most of what I need for the blog.

Picasa managed to autodetect the background color and pick a white text / black text automagically.  This one doesn’t seem to do that, so I may have to live with bad contrast or make two kinds of watermarks and do that manually.  It does have crazy options for graphic, and partial opacity.

These pictures are from 2013, among the earliest on the old portable..by hook or by crook.  I don’t have all the pictures on any one machine, although a version of all pictures is on Google Photos at least.  This program also has its own cloud storage option with some reserved storage that would be at full resolution.

Well, I’ll likely figure it out eventually, but I really should get to where I can use the faster machine sooner rather than later.

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Engineer with Cats
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5 Responses to Practice Post

  1. weggieboy says:

    I’ve given up getting all photos on one place. I’ve come to think of them as ethereal, not meant to be seen beyond now and a short time in future. I guess the ones I like best are all saved on my blog, but what happens once WordPress no longer gets money from me? Deleted? Archived? I’ve worn out two PCs, and am working on a laptop. All have or had unique photos and videos on them that exist now only on WordPress or YouTube.

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  2. angela1313 says:

    Between music and photos and obsolete devices and software I got to where organizing and saving was a real headache. In a fit of aggravation I bought a Terabyte storage drive and spent an hour or so writing down on paper how I wanted to organize it. Then I took one device a week and moved or copied everything on to it in an organized way. It was a project but it has been worth it. I still have not found a good replacement for Picasa sadly. By the way those drives are getting cheaper and cheaper and they link with a USB cable, very easy to use.

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    • Oldcat says:

      I bought a few of those for my older portables and use them. I also have a little network disk that has a lot of that. I probably will get a few more for the new box.

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      • angela1313 says:

        How much do you have? I started filling the one terabyte one so fast I bought a 4 terabyte one. Music takes up more room than photos though

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  3. AWESUM fotoz two day guyz !!! 🙂 ♥♥

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