A Colorful Flower Basket


Debbie’s One Word Sunday is colorful for this week.


I continue to get input regarding managing photo files from my blog friends. This time I’m providing links, so you can visit them or ask questions, my comments are in the parentheses.

  • I load my photos, then delete the bad or repeated shots. I saved those pictures in a file on an external drive. I then begin to edit and delete others there. Sometimes I find I can delete others still much later when the sentimentality has worn off. (I can relate to your sentimentality, Dawn lingeringvisions by Dawn. )

  • I find it next to impossible to delete most photos I take! If I’m photographing a certain object that I only need one photo of, I’ll take 10 pictures and then find a reason to keep them all. “The lighting is best in this one, but I like the angle in this one, oh but I like how zoomed in this photo is, and this photo has poor lightning but can look really good once I edit it in photoshop…” etc etc  (It’s not an easy task. Thank you for sharing, Grace. )

  • I do not process all my images but I find it difficult to delete them. I have a 4 tb external hard drive so no need to delete right now. After I process through Lightroom I save a jpg in Dropbox for printing purposes or for posting online. (So glad your beautiful artworks are well saved, Emilio. (Emilio Pasquale) )

  • When I download from my camera, the images go into a “holding” folder. From there I go through and delete the worse after viewing them on the big screen (bigger than my camera). Some blurred get kept if the subject is a rare photo or it can be reworked into something. After this initial sort I then sort into subject folders This sounds great doesn’t it? I still have to sort photos from March this year!!! (I’m still working on 2016 photo files, Brian. I will follow your work flow, by date and subjects:) )

    The downloads are in chronological order. Each subject folder also has sub-folders ie Folder birds has sub-folders ie Honeyeaters which has sub-folders ie Scarlet, Lewins, Yellow-faced. It looks complicated but once done makes it easy to find photos most of the time. (That is a cool idea. Thank you, Brian (Bushboy.blog)!)

  • I am vigilant in deleting bad photos on my phone and camera. If I am running out of space I use either an external hard drive, Dropbox, or Amazon cloud drive. (Thank you for mentioning the Dropbox and Amazon cloud, Julie !)

  • I keep them in my external hard drive, some in memory cards too. I use Photobucket for my photo albums but they are kept private. (Glad to hear your tips, Arlene ! I, too, keep some of my memory cards, like the trip of the Grand Canyon and Spain.)

  • i have already created photo books for most of my travels, Amy. but one for pictures that i took overtime is a great idea. (I’ll be working on my travel photo book, lola. )

  • Thanks for writing about this Amy, I enjoy reading about other photographer’s work flow. I also delete off the memory card after downloading and putting the memory card back in the camera. I also format the card at that point. I’ve heard it keeps the card “healthier” so to speak. (Thank you for sharing, Amy Photography Journal Blog! I just reformated a few memory cards. 🙂 )

  • I LOVE photo books! I make one for everything we do….vacation, trips to zoo, grandkids etc. (Thank you for sharing the idea of making your photo books, Diane indianeskitche.)

  • A photo book in hand is worth 2 million image files on a computer or cloud. We should make more hard copies to savor. Great post. (It’s wonderful to have photo book in hand. Thank you, Ruth.)

Thank you so much for sharing!


The service dog, who was photographed carrying a bag of food down a Sinton, Tex., street, got loose Friday night after the storm passed through his small town, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Salvador Segovia, who had reportedly been watching his 5-year-old grandson’s dog, came to check on Otis that evening and found that he’d gone missing.

“I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn’t around,” Segovia said. (According to CNN, his daughter saw the picture on FB.)

While driving around the neighborhood, Segovia said neighbors approached him about several sightings. He was able to locate Otis and bring him home before his grandson got back, the outlet reported.

NY Dailynews



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