I can’t tell you what naming conventions to use for your files. That’s up to you. But these are some free software choices for batch file renaming and they may give you some ideas for your file names. … [continued]
I’ve been going through my lists and updating and moving things around.
This describes how to read and write GPS using GPS devices, Google Maps, Bing Maps and XnView. (Updated from July 2010) … [continued]
IPTC is a standard for embedding metadata in photographs. This is a summary of what is and isn’t IPTC-compatible software. (Updated from March 2008.)
Nowadays, online file back up and sharing is ubiquitous. When I wrote this post about YouSendIt almost 7 years ago, it was a big deal. In the interim YouSendIt became Hightail and added mobile apps and access as well. For the sake of present relevance, here it is again in a refreshed format.
I’ve written a lot about metadata over the years. I’d like to break this down and show you just one way I use it for adding source to images.
As ever, I’m amazed by the lists of goals that people set for themselves in a new year.
I’ve noticed a rash of posts again about organizing and prioritizing. Overwhelmed seems to be a popular state of mind. … [continued]
Since I went through my whole Legacy database finding every gravestone photo at Find A Grave I could possibly find, I’ve found 200 more.
Here’s two things you can do to dig a little deeper: … [continued]
If you work with batches of people in Legacy rather than randomly, Focus Group Search can come in very handy. You can build a list of descendants, ancestors, families and/or individuals.
You can chop and change these search lists any way you want them for any reason you can think of. I prefer to update my website in family groups so I’ve built them to focus my research to one or another. … [continued]