We do an annual camping trip with a group of us hauling out to some lake for a weekend and entertaining the kids with toys and swimming and roasted marshmallows. With June now half over and school into it’s final countdown, I can start to think about how I’m spending my July and August… that rare stretch of warm weather that defines our local summer.
Oh, look… June! And there was something I was forgetting… ah, right: those thirty posts I write every year in June. That again. For the fifth year in a row I’m back to a month of daily blogging: each day a new post on a new topic, but on the same blog-per-day topic as last year, creating another set of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be about something that I’ve:
Seen… Animated We
It turns out that over the last fifteen years of this vague sort of photography hobby I’ve been doing, I’ve collected a little over one hundred and ninety thousand digital photos. That’s right: 190K+ photos.
You can imagine what kind of archival nightmare this has become. Nearly a terabyte of photography bits needing to be carefully managed and preserved across a dozen different types of media, including drives, discs, cards and clouds. You can also imagine that whenever a new service comes along offering grotesquely huge amounts of online storage for cheap or free, I get a little more than interested.
Google announced last week that you can now upload all your photos (up to a maximum but generous resolution) to your account. All of them. No limit. So… of course I downloaded the upload manager and let it chug away.
It also does something a little gimmicky: it tweaks some of those photos into enhanced or animated versions. And since I’m the kind of guy who likes to take a dozen pics and choose the best ones, I have a lot of photos that have been animated into nifty little GIFs and added to my collection.
They are often meh, but a few have appeared that are kinda cool:
Click any of the thumbnails to zoom to a full-sized animated version, all courtesy Google Photos.