Picasa Revisited, Version 3.8

by JL Beeken on 4-09-2011

PicasaI installed Picasa on my laptop to have another look. Sam was interested in having it on her new computer. I wrote her an email about some of the reasons I hate Picasa and why she shouldn’t use it. It was quickly turning into an encyclopedia and I knew her brain would fuzz over if she had to read the whole thing. … [continued]

Slideshow Using IPTC, EXIF & GPS

by JL Beeken on 3-01-2011

If you’ve been following along and getting your photos embedded with IPTC captions, keywords, locations, copyrights, etc. you will also be able to share this information by creating slideshows. … [continued]

I often find myself searching sub-folders of files and photos (and I have a ton of them). After a certain critical mass of files, say 10 thousand, drilling down forever and hand-picking files doesn’t really do it for me. … [continued]

Sharing Files With My Family

by JL Beeken on 12-22-2010

VikingsThe documentation of my family history would be perfect if it wasn’t for the problem of sharing files with my family.

The stress goes on and on and doesn’t show any visible signs of lessening from year to year. I dread computer-talk with my family. I would almost rather eat nails. Obviously, they don’t read my blog because I’m like Chinese Water Torture. Drip, drip and they’d get it eventually. … [continued]

Go Fish Ancestor-Style

by JL Beeken on 12-07-2010

I was thinking about a game that could be played with the ancestor cards. Something along the lines of Go Fish Ancestor-Style. … [continued]

Restoring Photos: Mind Map Copy & Paste

by JL Beeken on 12-05-2010

Windows LiveIn the continuing WLPG saga, restoring photos is down now to 2,469 JPGs left. I know that because I can search the entire ANCESTORS folder for ‘jpg’ in the file-names using Photo Mechanic. That can also be done in XnView. … [continued]

Christmas Tip

by JL Beeken on 12-03-2010

Here’s a simple Christmas tip because the panic is on and it’s only going to get worse. I plan to do this myself. … [continued]

My ignorance is humiliating me again. Here’s a few new photo odds & ends. … [continued]

Windows Live Photo Gallery: GPS Update

by JL Beeken on 12-01-2010

Windows LiveHot off the press. In an email from the Windows Live Photo Gallery Project Manager –

Summary of the changes: … [continued]

GPS: More About GeoSetter

by JL Beeken on 11-27-2010

GeoSetterNeedless to say, my personal GPS co-ordinates are a little fuzzy these days. It’s now been over three months since my computer crashed, i.e. since life was hunkered down in a predictable groove. The temperature was about 75 F and I wasn’t wearing undershirts yet. … [continued]