Adobe Flash Player

by JL Beeken on 10-19-2008

If you are using Internet Explorer and notice large gaps on some pages of this website and wonder what they are, they’re videos. If you’d like to see them, install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. It’s free and it will take only a few seconds. Otherwise, switch to Firefox. Firefox will tell you when you need a plug-in instead of leaving you in a hole.

Photo Organization

by JL Beeken on 3-22-2008

Email from a reader:

I have studied all your postings on digital photo organization. I am at a brick wall and I need some help.

I have been using Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0. I like the way it functions. However, for some reason, it keeps crashing on my computer. I believe this is because the program was written such a long time ago that XP is having difficulty with it.

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Pictures | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 3-20-2008

If you use Legacy Family Tree and you look in your C-drive you’ll see a folder under ‘Legacy’ called Pictures. If you used the default installation location. If not, you’ll know where else you put it.

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It’s been a slow week at JLog but I can’t be everywhere at once. And I know you’re all busy checking out the new Legacy Charting anyway. I can hardly compete for excitement.

I’m down in the muck of photo-filing. It’s almost enough to make me want to burn my hard-drive and take up crocheting.

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Christmas Family Tree: FastStone & Adobe

by JL Beeken on 12-14-2007

Let’s say it’s about the middle of December and you haven’t been paying any attention to the fact that Christmas is coming. But you’re starting to think maybe you should. Except it’s cold outside, your car’s buried under two feet of snow, you’re broke and, frankly, you’d rather look up census records than shop anyway. What you really need about now is something to save you from yourself.

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To address a few odds and ends about photos that came up in the survey and other places. … [continued]

Scanning Paper More Efficiently

by JL Beeken on 11-07-2007

A question has come up about scanning paper more efficiently.

There’s nothing like a pile of paper to get me hyperventilating and setting unreasonable goals.

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Now that it’s November, should we start thinking about how to turn our genealogy files into Christmas presents? … again.

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Passage Express is just a folder tree with pizazz. Worthwhile pizazz to be sure. It’s an attractive way to present your family history.

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IPTC: Comparing Options

by JL Beeken on 8-18-2007

IPTC (a standard set by the International Press Telecommunications Council) is one method of photo organization. This is the closest thing we have to a standard for embedding information in digital photographs. You know, all that stuff people write on the backs of the paper ones, or anything else you’d like to add. … [continued]