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.