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. So, I hope to be able to provide an update at the end of each month and show you how many pictures & videos I have, how much space they take and how much space I have left on my main hard drive.
My digital pictures counter for March 2010
- Pictures & videos: 45109 files
- Number of folders: 1601
- Total size: 118 GigaBytes(GB)
- Space remaining: 32 GigaBytes
- Change from last month: + 497 files
- Size change from last month: + 3Gb size
Why the difference from last month?
This month we took 497 pictures and videos. Considering we went to Las Vegas (read about my favorite Las Vegas family attractions) for Memorial Day weekend, we didn’t take that many pictures. So, for the month of May it was Vegas plus our normal set of pictures with the kids around the house and the neighborhood.
My computer hardware setup
I am pretty cheap when it comes to purchasing technology. I usually buy older technology because it’s much cheaper than the latest technology…duh! I have an old PC (probably more than five years old) with two internal hard drives. One hard drive is smaller (100Gb) and I use it mainly for all my programs and some media other than pictures and videos. I have some music and lots of podcasts on that drive. I divided it in two partitions (40Gb for programs and 60Gb for other media).
The second hard drive is dedicated to my pictures and videos. It is a bit larger than my system disk (150Gb). This is where all my pictures are being stored.
The third hard drive is external and it is the largest of them all (200Gb). I have also created two partitions: one that is 150Gb for my pictures and another partition that is 50Gb for backing up my documents and some other media. I back up both my pictures and all my music and podcasts. This is a simple hard drive enclosure where I have added an internal hard drive. I build it myself so that I make sure that there is a good hard drive inside. Simple but functional.
My photo gear
I’m pretty basic when it comes to photo gear as well. I’m using and loving my brother’s old Canon 20D DSLR camera. I have finally ordered the new Canon T2i (link takes you to B&H Photo Video) for myself. It should arrive next week and I plan on posting a review pretty soon. In addition we have a Canon A570IS point and shoot that my wife loves. She still uses the DSLR 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.