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 digital pictures counter for September 2011
- Pictures & videos: 73,604
- Number of folders: 3504
- Total size: 268 GigaBytes(GB)
- Space remaining: 732 GigaBytes
- Change from last month: + 2006 photos & videos
- Size change from last month: + 17.8Gb size
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!
Why the difference from last month?
This month we took over two thousand pictures…again! Through September we continued visiting some very cool places. Pictures will be posted soon on my travel blog.
The size increased by
17.8Gb, which is no problem because we have our netbook and an external portable hard drive. When we get back home we should have plenty of space because we have upgraded our computer and backup system to 1Tb ( Read How to setup your computer for easy backup) .
My computer hardware setup while travelling
While traveling we use our Asus netbook for storing all the pictures while traveling. I transfer all my pictures from my Canon T2i camera to my netbook and then back it up right away to my external Western Digital hard drive…just in case one of them will be crashing (which is very possible). It’s a little tedious to transfer the pictures and then back it up, but the effort (or the peach of mind) is really worth it.
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:
- 1 System hard drive – 320 Gb
- 1 Media hard drive – 1Tb
- 1 RAID 1 backup system (2x 1Tb hard drives that replicate automatically). I use the Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition for backing up all our media files.
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.