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Managing Your Photographs

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OFHS Computer Group Meeting   -   Managing Your Photographs

This page is intended to accompany the talk "Managing Your Photographs" given by Les Binns, Alan Simpson & Wendy Archer, to the OFHS Computer Group meeting on August 1st 2011.

It provides a brief summary of the areas covered by each speaker, together with a set of links to the extenal web sites mentioned.

Les talked about:

How photographs were likely to be the largest number of files you store on your computer, so knowing where to find them again is important. How given a systematic approach to naming them and creating folders for them, this can be achieved using nothing more exotic than Windows Explorer. How if you do "lose" them, Explorer's Find facility (with or without its friendly puppy!) will remind you where you put them.

Alan talked about:

Using IrfanView when transcribing from photographed registers, and for correcting or modifying whole batches of photographs in one go. (With a brief refresher showing how you can have two or more windows on screen a the same time, each with a size and shape of your choosing.)
Using Windows Movie Maker for assembling a mixture of photographs, video and audio for display at family gatherings and the like.

Wendy talked about:

Sharing your photographs with others by means of Facebook, Photobucket and Flickr and compared the different merits of each for social interaction (Facebook), a simple place to put photographs for sharing with friends (Photobucket) and somewhere to share photographs, grouped in albums, with the world (Flikr).


IrfanView A Popular Image Viewer, free for non-commercial use and getting ever more powerful. www.irfanview.com/
Windows Movie Maker Included as part of Windows from ME through to Vista.
Replaced by the downloadable Windows Live Movie Maker for Windows 7.
The different versions are described in this Wikipedia article:
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Live Movie Maker
Facebook Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life. www.facebook.com/
PhotoBucket The place to store, create, and share your photos and videos for life! www.photobucket.com/
Flickr Flickr is home to over five billion of the world’s photos. www.flickr.com/

Last updated 2011-08-02

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