Are you backing your images up?

The worst thing that can happen to your images is for your hard drive to fail and you not have backups, they all can be gone in an instant.   External hard drives have gotten so cheap now that it’s very affordable to get one and copy all your images to it periodiacally.  I try to back up once per month at least, though I will admit it is sometimes 3-4 months if I haven’t been very active.

There are many programs you can buy to make doing the backups easier, but my favorite one is free, and will copy just the changed and new images, so you’re not copying everything each time.

Sync Toy by Microsoft is what I use, small, simple and works great.  You can get it HERE.


Summer Break!

There are no meetings or competitions in July or August, your next competition will be the September 11th meeting.

Digital images will be due to Craig by September 2nd.


Would you use Instagram if you didn’t have to upload “Phone” photographs?

I’ve had an instagram account for a long time, but I never uploaded because I didn’t want to share “phone” photogaphs. A couple of weeks ago I came across a program that will let me upload photographs straight from my PC. You can even schedule photographs to upload in the future, the downside to that being you have to leave the program open and the PC on, Not a problem for me as I never switch off my PC.

The Program is called Gramblr, there are PC and MAC versions and it is free. You can check it out HERE.


Added a mobile friendly theme.

When you access from a phone or tablet, you should now see a much friendlier page to access. You have the option at the bottom of the page to still access the normal page.

Please let me know if you encounter any issues using this.


No Competition in May

There is no competition in May, the regular meeting will be replaced by the Goldrush Chapter meeting. Meal will be $22 and there may be an additional fee of $5.00 for none Goldrush Members.