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.
I’m enjoying the new Flickr. It’s been a year an a half, I’ve uploaded over 4000 photos, and I’ve used less than 0.1% of my quota. And the engagement and support from random people has been awesome.
Having just returned from Red Deer where we were lured for a pair of belated holiday parties — the last two for a long while — I thought I’d take a few minutes and fix the biggest complaint I was offered all weekend: apparently I haven’t been prompt enough in supplying new photos from the past few weeks of merry-making. (After all, what are sister-in-laws for?) Though, now since I’ve collected a hundred-and-some more over the past couple days — and I still had pictures on the camera from weeks ago now (for shame!) — I figured a few of those complaints may actually have been justified.
So, as these things tend to go, those who already know where to find my increasingly massive collection of online photos will be happy to know that there are about one hundred and fifty more for your viewing pleasure and covering a span of late December through to earlier this afternoon. Those who don’t know where to look, and may have even the slightest passing interest in taking a peek, can get to the big ol’holiday album by clicking on the thumbnail above.
Now, no more complaining for a while.