Digital photo album suggestions?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:15
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G'day
I just read the informative photoshop 7 (I have it but rarely use it) thread and wondered what suggestions people would make for storing/organising. I currently have mine in ordinary files aranged by year and trip, event or family photos etc
ie my photos/2005/central oz trip
Is there a better system?
cheers
Rod
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:23

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:23
At the group I go to they use Proshow. Its not overly expensive. You could fit more than one trip on a dvd disk. When I get the time I am planning to download many of my photos into this kind of format. As you said say Family in Years, Trips in Years, etc. You can then use it like any dvd or on the computer with a menu on the front and just look at the one you want. You can also download it but it will show the stamp of the company on it while you test it out.

ProShow for slide shows

Carolyn

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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:22

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:22
Hi Troopy,

OK where do you get this in Oz? The US web site looks OK but a trawl of the local shops failed to find a copy.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Glenno - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 12:40

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 12:40
Picasa is free. Its damm good for $0. just punch in picasa into google and it will tell you more about it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:10

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:10
I'll second that. If you have to use a PC ;) then Picasa2 is the bee's knees...
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernard - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:59

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:59
I'll add another vote to that. ProShow doesn't really offer anything that Picasa can't do ... and most times more easily and more quickly.

Has become quite a favourite with lots of Graphic Artists.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 22:44

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 22:44
How much junk and spyware does it come with? I looked for it, everything points to Google as "FREE" downloads from..
they arent doing it to be nice
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernard - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 00:17

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 00:17
Truckster --

Am not aware of it carrying any "junk or spyware". We run a pretty closed system, and there were no repors of anything extraneous. It has been highly recommended in more than a few computer journals and by software testers.

Have been using it for a few months now and had absolutely no problems with it. So much so that I've stopped other software such as photImpressions, ZoomBrowser etc.

Picasa2 might not suit everybody, but it's worth a test run as it uninstals quite readily.
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Reply By: woddonnee - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:48

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:48
Thanks for your thoughts
I also had a look at what tucows has to offer, this one seemed to be the most popular http://www.tucows.com/preview/341117. Pproshow and picasa look impressive, but it made me think perhaps that the time taken for general photos would be a bit labourious? On our trip to central oz I came back with 1257 photos, first clean up took it down to 1090, so I need something simple and quick LOL
Perhaps just the plain filing system is best for general photo's and use this type of product for special events? Then how will that method pan out in say 10 years when all the software changes?
Too many questions, too many photos :-)
cheers
Rod
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:09

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:09
You live and learn I only went to Proshow because thats what the group uses generally. I could have used Power Point. I dont doubt the other one recommended is as good and if its free its worth trying. I found ProShow has more inbuilt choices than what I discovered in Powerpoint, but in power point I could add the flashing effects and animations (gifs) and proshow doesnt accept these but it does accept the videos my camera takes. I will go look at the other one out of interest. Carolyn
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:10

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:10
P.S. USA sites take your money the same as Aussie ones, lol. Use your credit card it will be converted for you.

Carolyn
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Reply By: Longreach - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 17:24

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 17:24
Another free one which I like and use is My Album
It is an album handler, not a image editor. I like it because it is easy to shuffle the order of your pictures with click and drag and there are lots of options for the way you view the slide show. When I did have a question I wrote to the support email and had an answer the next day.
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 17:50

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 17:50
I have just downloaded Picasa2 and its a very nice way to browse through your photos, does lots of other things as well and FREE. LO

Carolyn
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:50

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:50
I have Adobe Photoshop 7 as well.

On this extended trip we are on, with two cameras working, I have used the simple method by creating different folders each time I download the pics. In other words " Camp 6 to Camp 8" for example. Then if I have time of an evening I name the different pics. Will re-organise each folder within a folder when we get home.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 22:45

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 22:45
http://www.cywarp.com/download.htm is also good..

http://astalavista.box.sk/ for the crack for it
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