Sunday, April 26, 2009

simple Q's and no good answers...


Taking photos is good fun, but when you are left with a couple thousand and the number keeps increasing daily.., that sort of causes a problem. Something i never thought i would run in to. Not that every single photo i have is a cool capture, quite the opposite. Good amount of them are having some problem or the other -some maybe fixable with some editing that I'm too lazy or don't have the skill for, but somehow they are there using up the space. Hard to make up my mind to go through them and delete the ones that didn't turn out good.

I used to think if i really wanna preserve something, i could burn it on to a cd or a dvd, but whole thing with disks sucks hard! Disks are alright for movies! but its a no no for photo albums..too much ruffling around in disks when you want to find something real bad. Don't seem a good enough way anymore. But can't really keep them on the hd either..you wouldn't know when these things decide to die on you. The battery on this thing is only charging up to 30% of the what it should, and this damn thing is new! and the International warranty is just a fancy word when it comes to Acer in SL as i found out, because you have to take it to a repair center that takes in the stuff that's falling into International warranty. And the funny thing is there is no such center with in the whole country. Thank you, very fucking much!

Picasa and flickr both are alright as long as you are willing to pay for the service. Free service is just not enough when you go over a certain number and their limitations sucks behind.

When i make up my mind to pay somehow and get one of those accounts with better capacity, then comes new problems to my head. The originals i have will take weeks if not months to upload over the ADSL that i have. And if i reduce the quality so that the uploading becomes a lesser pain, then what's the point anyways! With all the flickr, picasa and all the work, i still won't be able get my originals if something goes wrong.

It's late and i just removed all the uploads from flickr cause they didn't look so good in the res. i put in. Have got to make up my mind on something, something simple and that covers most the ground. Wonder who won the election, i'm hoping for the lesser evil -if that's even possible. This just blows...

2 comments:

Gaveen said...

Why not just get a cheap web space like from DreamHost for the money you pay for Flickr and host a photo album software?

Might not be the best or the most cost effective system, but you could have your own saying and more space. Then again you have to worry about backups. But it's much less painful to restore from disks into your own server than into a service like Flickr. Picasa has more space than Flickr but you are too heavy a snapper for that too. :)

Yajith Ajantha said...

well, i'm not sure about having own web-space either.thought about that option as well.I didn't have the paid flickr account at the time i wrote this. i'm happy with the flickr so far, but still has some of those questions. i should check out some of those photo album software as well. i checked out this other service, photobucket, which was also good. but still couldn't decide on a single place where i could put everything and just stop worrying about this further..maybe it doesn't work like that...