YOURS FREE! 10 crucial steps most people miss when organizing their digital photos

Most people want to just organize their digital pictures and ignore these crucial steps right at the beginning...when they are shooting and transferring their digital pictures. Then they wonder why they can't organize their digital photos! Avoid most people's mistakes and start on the right track!

My pictures counter for June 2010

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: 45,386 files
  • Number of folders: 1618
  • Total size: 120 GigaBytes(GB)
  • Space remaining: 30 GigaBytes
  • Change from last month: + 227 files
  • Size change from last month: + 2Gb size

Why the difference from last month?

This month we took 227 pictures and videos. We didn’t go anywhere, so the count stayed low. I did play with my new Canon T2i camera and took quite a few pictures and videos. I did erase many of them however since they were not great because I was just testing the camera.

My computer hardware setup

Since we’re starting to run out of space and our computer is very old (at least 7 years old) I’m looking to get a new computer with plenty of disk space and quite a bit of memory. I’m looking at getting a Dell Inspirion 580 maybe, or build my own. Don’t know yet.

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 do have the new Canon T2i (link takes you to B&H Photo Video) and loving it. 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.

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