I CANNOT BELIEVE I JUST DID THIS. I posted the blog below, only to find out I deleted a lot of stuff. AHHHH. The UPDATE below is when I realized what I just did. :(
I now have 8,731 photos organized. I have 23,795 left to sort and organize.
That is down from 45,181 meaning I have organized a ton of photos and deleted 12,655.
I have them saved by date. Which sound logical. But if I want a picture of Hannah I have to sort through a ton of pictures of other people, flowers, animals, nature, and so on.
So I have folders.
- Allison and Hannah together.
And these are broke down by year so I can find them at any certain age.
And then I have the rest of the family broken down by groups.
I also have a folder for animals, which is broken down into,
- Wild Animals
And the same for flowers, trees, plants, objects, artwork, trains, cars, airplanes, landscapes, water, trees, and on and on.
That way when I want to look for something I am not sifting though 40,000 pictures to find them.
Yes, these were all taken by me. Yes, I have a shutter problem.
I am backing these back up onto my external hard drive but I want to double back it up. Hey, that’s a lot of memories to lose.
Any suggestions? I am looking at something with 1TB. But I found a 2TB for $99. Is Seagate any good? It has good reviews.
I do NOT want to back up online. Too costly and I don’t know, I keep worrying about companies going out of business and such. Maybe a silly fear, but I feel better having it close to me.
Oh and in the middle of all this mess, I somehow deleted a ton of photos I desperately wanted. I deleted to the recycling bin but it got full so I emptied it. :( Now trying to find a way to retrieve these. Gonna be a mess. I think I can retrieve them, but now I have 9,520 photo to resort.
I think I need to recover these then call it a night. Why do I take so many pictures. Why do I attempt these tasks when I feel so back and am so sick? :(