I’ve been taking digital photographs since 2005 when I moved away from film, so I have a lot of photos on my PC. Over the last week I have been preparing to move my 11,000 photos and my Lightroom catalogue from my PC onto my husband’s Mac. By nature I'm a messy person and my photo files were in quite disorganised. So putting of the task itself, I've spent hours trying to sort them out.
Although I knew I could do it, Ive done it before (and I keep a backup) I was a little worried that I would ham it up at some stage and say goodbye to everything. So I tried to convincemyself that this would not really matter. After all I have all the memories the beautiful places, the friends, the photo's that I was proud of at the time and I don’t really need reproductions of my paintings, do I? After a bit of worrying, moving the photographs and Lightroom Catalogue turned out to be much easier than I expected and some photos that didn’t look so good on my very old screen are reborn on the MACs amazing screen. I also found that while some of the photos I kept for photographic reference or love are not out of focus, some of it was caused by the low resolution of the dodgy old monitor,
I would promise to be more organised in future but I know it's unlikely to happen.
Here’s a few notes for anyone using Lightroom
Now I should get on with some painting or photography, or maybe more file sorting.
Kathryn Bell is an artist and photographer. She knows some stuff and wants to learn more which she'd like to share to help us all improve together. She's got a degree in Environmental Chemistry but promises not to bang on about the environment too much!