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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:07 pm 
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It's been about 3 months since I got a DSLR. I have never deleted any images, and just looked at my save folder. It is 75 GB! And I'm down to under 10GB free hard disk space even after deleting some old randomness and uninstalling some games I don't play any more.

I guess I'm overdue deleting bad pictures. Blurry ones are easiest I guess, but also those badly over or under exposed, and I have a bunch with totally messed up colour after I forgot to reset some settings after doing IR shooting.

Currently I use Picassa as a general browser and it's ok within it's quirks. Are there any better ways to observe and delete images in volume?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:42 pm 
Well, Lightroom is Excellent for that (And for trillions of other stuff) for me.
And i guess that Explorer works too? Just browse through them. And delete. I don't know.. Well, LR works for me. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:46 pm 
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Forgot to update this... I've stuck to using Picasa. Lightroom demo downloaded but never got round to installing it yet. I have deleted a fair bunch of blurry pics. Folder is now... 81GB which isn't bad considering I've taken a fair bunch since last time.

Just got a NAS box today, haven't decided how to use it yet...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:48 pm 
Uhm, what is Picasa actually?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:54 pm 
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http://picasa.google.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:58 pm 
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I've got Hundreds of GB's worth of RAW files.

I don't delete ANYTHING.


I started a new Lightroom library on a new installation of XP to keep everything tagged and orgonised.

My Advice? Buy a few 500GB hard drives ;) They are the best "bang for buck" in terms of Storage to Price ratio.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:39 pm 
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I am deleting very bad pics. Ones that have no possible value whatsoever. To keep and manage them is pointless... I'm only doing it for new shoots, will take a while to do same for older shoots.

Trying to avoid adding more HDs around. I don't currently have a case that will hold more disks without thermal meltdown.

Recently got a 500GB network storage thing. I never understood the point behind them as they seemed stupidly expensive, until I found a HP unit that wasn't much more than a USB drive. Now I just got to get round to setting up the backup software...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:41 am 
You should invest in a external storage drive. They are great and have big capacities. They are also very cheap! However it is good to clear out bad photo's, it isn't good to delete the good ones.. I would get a external.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:21 pm 
Piskami wrote:
... it isn't good to delete the good ones...

You don't say ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:00 am 
My photography folder is around 18gb. I've had my DSLR since Oct 2007. I edit just about every shot I take that's worth keeping, so during that process I delete the photo's I don't want to keep and that's that.


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