my hard drive is whirring, my laptop becoming almost uncomfortably warm on my legs as i lie on the couch, tip-tapping this little keyboard. i may be overtaxing my poor overloaded little faithful friend, but maybe, just maybe, lappy will come through.
the background: i take a lot of pictures. a lot. an amateur (very) photographer, i always have my little point'n'shoot with me (my film slr too cumbersome & valuable to lug everywhere), and my 3 gigs of memory card fill up awfully quick. thusly, my hard drive has become overburdened. fear of complete and utter failure prompted me to spend most of last evening cleaning out my hard drive and creating a backup on my external drive.
tonight, however, finds me facing the daunting task of editing & compressing my thousands of photos. as self-designated photographer of most group outings, facebook friends, family, and flickr all beg to take a look-see. without any proper photo software, i have been limping my way, photo by tedious photo, through compression, rotation and resaving (sweating bullets that i don't overwrite my originals) using a basic photoviewing software that came factory-installed almost half a decade ago (!) on my little lappy. will i (and my hard drive) survive?
those of you more experienced photographers and digital veterans are probably laughing at my pathetic attempts. but, i'm still learning, and that's what matters, right? right? ok, ok, you can keep laughing.
i discovered a free resizer software program a few months ago, and forgot to figure it out. what took me so long? i could kick myself for not trying it before tonight. not only will it resize photos in batches, but allow me to overlay, crop, rotate, etc all with a few clicks of the mouse.
i decided it to test it tonight with a folder of photos from my trip to Forks/La Push last month (never fear, dear bloggy friends--post to follow--with pics, i hope!)
drumroll, please! i just resized 200 photos to 50% in a matter of 5 minutes. can i hear a 'hallelujah'?
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