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QTIP: Power Trick

Posted on September 25th, 2019

Want to consistently name and serialize large collections of digital files? Adopt a file naming convention (FNC) and use a renaming utility. Third-party software utilities are available that can assist with bulk renaming of photos, Word files, PD...

LCC: Managing Your Digital Images

Posted on September 24th, 2019

Managing Your Digital Images was presented by Quentin Leo at New Canaan’s Lapham Community Center on September 24, 2018 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers Why save your photo and other digital assets?Our personal photos, papers, music and...

NYTIMES: How Google Photos Became a Perfect Jukebox for Our Memories

Posted on September 21st, 2019

Google Photos, introduced in 2015, has become one of the most emotionally resonant pieces of technology today. It is also shaping our narratives along the way. Farhad Manjoo, NYTimes Nov. 14, 2018 The first time Google Photos made me cry, it was ...

Engadget: Google Photos has a new stories-style 'Memories' feature

Posted on September 12th, 2019

The cameras on our phones keep getting better, and we keep taking more and more pictures. That presents a challenge for for Apple and Google: how to surface the best moments out of the thousands of photos we shoot every year? iOS 13 has a new inte...

Inspirational Quotes for Photographers

Posted on August 24th, 2019

May 29, 2014 Tammy Lamoureux They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do "they" say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you."Photography ...

Library of Congress: Why Digital Preservation is Important

Posted on August 23rd, 2019

Our personal photos, papers, music and videos are important to us. They record the details of our lives and help define us. But increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer material: they’re digital. Electrons. Digital files...

QTIP: Cloud Storage Options

Posted on August 22nd, 2019

Most Apple users rely on free basic iCloud service to seamlessly sync photos, contacts, documents, email, text messages, calendars, reminders, browser favorites, passwords and settings among their iOS devices, Macs and Windows 10 PCs. It’s easy to...

MacWorld: How to use Google Photos to back up your iPhone photos

Posted on August 7th, 2019

It’s easy to get free protection from losing all your photos if your phone gets lost, stolen, or broken and with Google Photos. By Dan Masaoka Macworld | Aug 7, 2019 5:00 am PDT There’s a good chance you are already backing up your photos and vi...

QTIP: Pick Favorites

Posted on July 12th, 2019

I’ve done it. It’s a bit awkward. You’ve probably done it too. While talking with a friend, a topic comes up that prompts the blurtation "I have a great picture of that!" Then while fumbling the Photos app I scroll thousands of pictures saying,...

ZAPIER: Forget Folders -- The Best Ways to Organize Your Files with Tags and Labels

Posted on June 4th, 2019

Aja Frost / Published June 4, 2019 Trying to find old files is like trying to go back in time and read your own mind. Where would I have saved those pictures from Australia?!? you think, before spending a frustrating half hour digging through fold...

Let's Scan Your Slides, Prints and Video

Posted on May 16th, 2019


QTIP: How to Start Scanning Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

Scanning all your family photos is a mission. As a digital Indy, your mission is to rescue irreplaceable family artifacts from the dumpster or shredder, and then record their digital images for future generations. For your efforts you’ll be remem...

FamilySearch: Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

by Logan Metcalfe If you have boxes full of old photos, you’re not alone—billions of lonely family photos gather dust in closets and attics around the world. Even those of us too young to remember when a "camera roll" meant around 30 shots of f...

NYTIMES: Organizing Your Unwieldy Photo Collection Is Easier Than You Think

Posted on April 11th, 2019

Here is the trick: Let your smartphone do the work. The artificial intelligence component of Google Photos automatically sorts photos based on the objects in them and then groups pictures together in the "Things" album. Accuracy, however, can va...

QTIP: Praise the Pen

Posted on February 19th, 2019

A pen doesn't have to be mighty to be praise-worthy. At the right time and place a simple pen can help capture big ideas. Keep a pen close by, you never know when inspiration might occur. Photo ©John Suiter, Poets on the Peaks While on the road,...

QTIP: What's in a Name? That which we call a file...

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Tech friends often ask, "how should I organize files?" Little wonder they ask when their files and folders are arrayed across the Desktop, Documents folder, Downloads folder, even in the Trash. No need to elaborate on the confusion this create...

NYTIMES: How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

Posted on February 1st, 2019

New year, new you, right? You may be headed to the gym, but what about the health of your phone, computer and all your precious data? Here are some tips to get your digital life in order. By David Pogue Feb. 1, 2019 If we need a checkup on our hea...

QTIP: Computer Clutter Trashes More Than Your PC

Posted on January 7th, 2019

Leaving files all over a Mac and PC Desktop is like leaving dishes on the table overnight after a meal. How do computer files and dirty dishes have anything to do with one another, you ask? Stick with me. Frat boys know there’s no rush to clear t...

QTIP: Change Your Downloads Folder

Posted on December 4th, 2018

Something is wrong. You just can’t face it. It’s your Downloads folder, isn’t it? Cartoon adapted from The New Yorker That 1,000 mile gaze comes over you as you the scroll years of long forgotten .zip, .doc, .pdf, .xls, .jpg, et al. downloads a...

LAPTOPMAG: How to Tag Files to Tidy up Your Windows 10 Files

Posted on September 22nd, 2018

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QTIP: The #1 Online Risk Factor

Posted on May 17th, 2018

It’s no surprise that risks abound online. However, you may be surprised that security researchers point to computer user behavior as the #1 risk factor. It’s true, cyber attacks occur mostly as a result of users’ innocent (or careless) mistakes a...

QTIP: Read It to Me

Posted on April 19th, 2018

Sometimes reading lengthy text on a small mobile device is difficult and impractical. Especially when also navigating around ads that aggressively compete with content for limited screen space. Here’s an easy solution. On your iOS device, go to...

Capturing the History of Your Future

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Way back in 2018, while you stood in the shower an inspired thought came to you like a lightning bolt. You remember leaping from the shower and jotting a singularly inspired thought onto a random scrap of paper. Who imagined then that a single i...

QTIP: Optimize macOS Photos app Storage

Posted on February 13th, 2018

by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018 Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library. Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...

FASTCOMPANY: Best Way To Manage Your Photos

Posted on January 9th, 2018

It’s the holidays, and your phone has been getting a workout taking all those photographs. Here’s how to manage them. Photo: Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.com By Michael Grothaus The numbers are mind-boggling. It is estimated that we will have ...

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