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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.
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.
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.
To address a few odds and ends about photos that came up in the survey and other places. … [continued]
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.
Now that it’s November, should we start thinking about how to turn our genealogy files into Christmas presents? … again.
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]