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Mar 7, 2018 7:02 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
I take pictures with a Kodak 10X optical zoom; 5.0 mega pixels. For my purpose I'm very pleased with this camera; does a great job.

I'd really like to know how others "store" the pictures. I take, hmmm, probably over 300/400 pictures every year. I use Picasa to store my pictures. I also like that program which is a free down load. However, I don't believe it is supported any longer. Therefore I'd like to find something new that is more updated and will be around for a while.

I'd like to hear how you all file and store the many, many pictures we take every year of our daylilies (iris, lilies, coneflowers, etc, etc.).
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Mar 7, 2018 8:12 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Lightroom is my favorite, but it is going to a subscription service at $10 per month so I have been looking for something new.

I take 5-10 thousand photos each year.

Oh yes, I was using Picasa, it was great until they stopped supporting it.

I have been using Apple Photos lately, it's not bad.
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Mar 8, 2018 12:39 AM CST
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
I got a second hard drive on my computer that is isolated from my main hard drive. If anything happens to the primary files--my pics are safe. I also download them to this site. If both hard drives ever get bagged, I will still have my daylily pics at least.
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Mar 8, 2018 6:48 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Google "retired" Picasa and switched to Google Photos, also free. Do you prefer not to switch over? Details on switching here:

https://support.google.com/pic...

I back-up my photos on an external drive too like Greg, but of course an online service keeps your photos safe even if disaster strikes your house (if the pics are that important to you). Our internet here is too slow to back-up to any kind of "cloud" service so mine take their chances Smiling
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Mar 8, 2018 8:47 AM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
I also have an external drive. My plan is to copy my fav pics of all my plants and store them on a flash drive. I take a few thousand pictures every year. When time permit I go through them and delete duplicates that are similar in nature or didn't turn out well. I have used my cell phone and a small Kodak Easy Share C180 that came with the printer. That was the best thing that came out of the printer/ camera marriage Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I haven't saved any here other than the ones posted to the database. I have windows 10 on my laptop where all the current pictures are stored. I haven't delved into their program to any depth due to lack of time.
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Mar 8, 2018 9:24 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Bee Lover Ponds Peonies Irises Garden Art Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I take my pictures with an SLR digital camera, and I don't delete the photos off the cards and save all my sdhc memory cards. I really must buy a back up hard drive, though.
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Mar 8, 2018 10:34 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
I have 2 apple computers.

I use 'Goodsync' software to sync the (RAW or DNG) photos on the 2 computers (backup 1)

I also backup RAW or DNG photo files to an 8TB NAS drive (backup 2)

And, I upload about 1/2 of my photos (JPEG) to Flickr and Google photos (Backup 3)

I used to use Lightroom to read photo files from my cameras and edit photos. I have several Olympus and Panasonic micro 4/3rds cameras and lenses.

Now I use Adobe Bridge to get the photos from the cameras and convert them to DNG standard format.

Then I use Apple photos with Luminar and DXO extensions to edit. I export photos that I want to put in the cloud to a specific folder.

I use Flickr and google to automatically upload software from the specific folder to store in the cloud. These programs detect when I add a new photo the folder and automatically upload it to the cloud. They always up load the photos as private, so I have to log on to my web accounts to make them public.
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Mar 8, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 4a)
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian Dragonflies Composter Organic Gardener Daylilies
Irises Hibiscus Hybridizer Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
I use an external hard drive. I put each years into folders and label with the year. Each pic is labeled with name and date taken. I also have one folder that I label favourite pics. Seedling pics have their own folder within that years folder. During the winter months I go and edit/delete near duplicates and so so pics, this helps keep me going until spring.
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Mar 8, 2018 11:21 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Although I have 917GB on my computer, I think I'll get and external drive for my pictures. Sounds like a good idea. I did get Picasa downloaded onto the new computer last night. Still out there for download even though it's not supported.

Downloading sometimes is a problem for me. We have PAINFULLY slow internet. Seems at times it's just a step above dial-up. Just did a "speed test" at 11pm and here is what we got (which is pretty normal).

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Mar 9, 2018 3:52 AM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover
Hummingbirder Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies
Two external hard drives,and one goes in a fireproof safe! Multiple jump drives too, although my computer techie reminds me that no one should consider those as saving devices. They're about as reliable as the floppy discs of yore! A bit OCD about saving files, but one computer crash can do that to you.
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Mar 9, 2018 7:20 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
@petruske

my internet is slow, but your's is terrible.

Is it DSL? I would call and complain.
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Mar 9, 2018 7:48 AM CST
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
Daylilies Hellebores Cat Lover Region: Maryland Garden Photography Butterflies
Bee Lover
Sue, I simply could not survive with those internet speeds. I save all my files in the cloud (I prefer Dropbox)
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Mar 9, 2018 9:03 AM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Sue that internet speed is extremely slow. Do they offer anything faster ? Cell phone would be way faster than that. If you have unlimited data on your cell phone you could use it as a hot spot for your Wi Fi device.
Jill "dropbox" is offered on windows ten on my home screen. Never explored it. Right now I am keeping it on the ground Hilarious!
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Mar 9, 2018 12:22 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
I keep trying to talk my husband into getting something else. But because he worked for the company (CenturyTel now known as CenturyLink) he is dragging his feet. I can't tell you HOW FRUSTRATED I get when I'm on the computer.

I almost have him talked into letting me get a Smart phone with unlimited data (have the old flip top now).

CenturyLink is "supposed" to be getting cable buried this way so we can get better speed. It is DSL but we pay for the fastest possible in our location. Pretty unbelievable in this day and age isn't it? We have called to complain and ask if there is anything faster, but nothing.
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Mar 9, 2018 4:03 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
I used to have Century-link, there is no way I could use the computer with speeds as slow as you are getting. My internet (Spectrum)was just out for a few hours and I used my grandsons phone hot spot, not as fast as my slow 35 Mbps normal speed(which I think is too slow). I did not test it but he said with the two of us using the hot spot it would be around 3 Mbps.
I find it odd Spectrum is advertising their slowest speed for new subscribers as 100 Mbps, but I am still getting the old customer speed of 35 Mbps, guess I need to leave them and then come back.
I also use removable hard drives and thumb drives for back up for photos.
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Mar 9, 2018 4:37 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
35 Mbps is "slow"? Hilarious! We pay for "up to 3 Mbps" and often get slower speed than Sue (petruske)'s. This is rural fixed wireless. I think web designers assume everyone gets city high speed and design their sites accordingly. NGA is one that loads fine, which is more than I can say for some others.
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Mar 11, 2018 10:59 AM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Larry I did that with a popular home security system that kept raising the price every year. Watching them offer new customer's better deals I took that as a slap in the face after being with them for over twenty years. When I dumped them they were offering me thirty five dollars less per month to come back. I never looked back. That is what these big companies do. There is nothing like competition.
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is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton

"Be your best you".
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Mar 11, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
Everyone offers fantastic service, until you actually subscribe, then all you see is spinning screen widgets and the asterisks you should have paid more attention to beforehand.

Internet service in this country has a long way to go before it approaches the level established for a "utility", which is the way a lot of service providers present it. We're far behind many areas of the world in this regard. Primitive, even.

The biggest culprit? I blame the proliferation of video streaming, unnecessarily overloading an already inadequate network.

I take pictures with my phone and a Canon EOS20D, name the images according to subject, and save them to the internal hard drives on separate computers with a backup on an 8T RAID. I catalog the image folders and drives with WhereIsIt, which makes finding something a snap.
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Mar 11, 2018 11:31 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
CaliFlowers said:Everyone offers fantastic service, until you actually subscribe, then all you see is spinning screen widgets and the asterisks you should have paid more attention to beforehand.

Internet service in this country has a long way to go before it approaches the level established for a "utility", which is the way a lot of service providers present it. We're far behind many areas of the world in this regard. Primitive, even.

The biggest culprit? I blame the proliferation of video streaming, unnecessarily overloading an already inadequate network.



Wow! You are right. I never thought about that but it's ridiculous all the "junk" on Facebook.
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Mar 12, 2018 5:54 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Netflix alone accounts for nearly 40% of internet traffic at certain times and it's reported that almost 3/4 of peak internet traffic is from streaming. Something you and I, Sue, can only dream of with our speeds Hilarious! I struggle to even update the operating system on my laptop without it timing out before it's done.

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