September 24, 2013

Hootie Hoo!

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As promised, we're digging into the SDP archives!  (Well, the archives that are available.) This handsome guy is a great horned owl who took up residency with his family in a park in Punta Gorda, just south of Sarasota. I snapped this shot last spring, then shortly after, the Great Crash of 2013 occurred.  **sniff** (It's our goal at SDP not to write about our photo library woes on every post; however, please note that's a long term goal...and not something that will be achieved today.)  

Photo library update:  I successfully imported tens of thousands of files from my new hard drive into iPhoto yesterday over an eight hour period.  It was thrilling to see all my photos once again as they zipped across the screen while being imported.  But...they were imported into iPhoto helter skelter -- without album titles, dates, keywords etc.  So, photos of my family from the 1950s are scattered in with scuba diving photos from the 1990s.  Not much of an indexed library.  But...neverthless...my photo files are there!   I have another appointment at the Apple Store this week and I'm confident we're going to figure out how to import the corresponding dates etc.  In the meantime, I'm using a free 30-day trial of Lightroom 5.  So far, I like it and expect I'll purchase that software very soon.  Any Lightroom users out there?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.  And, Mac users...what photo software do you use?

5 comments:

Andy said...

Nice to see you back posting again. I have been trying the free trial of Lightroom but I am having trouble getting the jist of it. I don't do a lot of editing. I'll crop, pop the colours and sharpen. I have been using ACDsee for years and find it's good enough for me. I use to backup my photos on DVDs twice. I now use two external hard drives for backup.

Kay said...

No helpful tips here. Sorry. In addition to Photoshop Elements 10 I'm also fooling around with Picasa these days when I want to make collages.

I hope the Apple geeks can help you move in and match data to your photos.

We are: clamco said...

Love the owl!!!!

Michelle said...

Owls are just my favorite bird. Love this archived shot!

Jack said...

A wise" image. Wink.

I used an earlier version of Lightroom but wasn't crazy about it, so I abandoned it I do minimal editing, so iPhoto is good enough most of the time. I also have Aperture and Photoshop Elements for Mac, but I use them infrequently and minimally. I usually figure if I didn't take a good photo to begin with, no amount of messing around will make it good enough to justify all the time it takes.