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My pictures counter for March 2012

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How many digital pictures do you have? Have you ever counted them? It’s easy! At the end of October 2009 I decided to keep track of how many digital pictures and videos I have on my hard drive. For almost two years now, I have been providing an update at the end of each month showing you how many pictures & videos I have, how much space they take and how much space I have left on my main hard drive. Check out last month’s numbers.

My pictures counter for November 2011
My pictures counter for December 2011
My pictures counter for February 2012

My digital pictures counter for February 2012

  • Pictures & videos: 79,863
  • Number of folders: 2244
  • Total size: 326 GigaBytes(GB)
  • Space remaining: 674 GigaBytes
  • Change from last month: + 874 photos & videos
  • Size change from last month: + 3 Gb size

Why the difference from last month?

During March we took almost 900 pictures and videos! In March we didn’t take that many pictures…in fact I went through a lot of our pictures folders and deleted really bad picture. Then why the increase? Well, I kept working on our photos from Europe for my travel blog (Check out my travel pictures at When I create web albums I essentially create duplicate pictures with a watermark and smaller resolution (800×600) so that they are good for displaying on the web. So that’s where the increase is coming from.

The size increased by only 3Gb which is no problem for our storage. We just add them to our 1 Tb drive that gets backed up automatically every night ( Read How to setup your computer for easy backup).

My photo organization system keeps working and working even though now we have over 79,000 pictures and videos…no problem! (Read How to know you have a good organization system for your digital photos)

My computer hardware setup at home

At home, I keep using our new Dell Inspirion 580s after outfitting it with an extra 1Tb internal drive. I have installed all the software we need and set up the daily automatic backup schedule. Everything is running pretty sweetly 🙂

As a summary, my computer setup at home is as follows:

My photo gear

I have the new Canon T2i and loving it. I have been using it for more than a year now and love the low light capabilities of this camera. This camera is proving to be great for traveling as well.

In addition we have a Canon A570IS point and shoot that my wife loves. She still uses the Canon T2i camera sometimes, but the fact that the point and shoot is small and light makes all the difference for her. She uses it mainly to shoot lots of videos.

I started counting my pictures a long time ago

I started counting my pictures in October 2009 (Read my first article where I started counting my pictures). Check out the numbers…it’s pretty crazy!

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Updated: March 31, 2013  Categories: Organize Pictures
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