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Oh, James, you need a photographic equivalent of a secretary! I can't wait to see my photos on my computer and edit them. They then are put into a category like "Nov. in my garden" or "Botanical wonders" or such and a small description. The computer dates them for me luckily and so I have a system which makes it easy to find what I need when I am preparing a talk for a club as I like to tailor my content to suit the people I am talking to. But, of course I have nothing like the number you have and I do ditch immediately the photos not up to scratch.


  • Addendum - those two lovely photos were just what was needed on such a dreight day!
  • Do you use any software to help you James? I use a program called ACDSee Pro and it helps a lot. I also go through the pics I've taken and do a quick clean-out of "bad" photos just as soon as I move them to the PC.

    What I find interesting is that what I consider a "good" photo and what others might consider "good" are often two different things. Like you, I use Flickr (we are contacts too - D&J H.) and it surprises me sometimes which photos people comment on and favorite. Usually not the photos I thought were the best.

    If you ever visit Mid-Missouri, you and your camera would be welcome to visit our humble garden.
  • Software can help a lot. I use Picassa (Google's free software) which automatically arranges your albums in chronological order.
  • Oh James, I could have written this blog, word for word. Do let us know if you ever find out how to organise such vast numbers!
  • Unfortunately my photos are in the same state, although they are in files on the computer they aren't sorted!

    As my other hobby is nature photography I do tend to 'collect' a large volume of pictures...I have just bought my second external hard drive as I filled my 500GB one!The new one is 1TB but I have only quarter filled it so far!!

    I keep promising to sort them all out and delete the ones which aren't worth keeping but just can't seem to find the time!!

  • James the thing with a digital camera is that you can dispose of the chaff from the wheat, so to speak. I also take loads of photo's and yes some I don't think are worth looking at but some times there is a picture that wouldn't win any prizes such as one with 6 great tits and blue tits all hanging off the little bird feeder at a time, just lovely.
  • I visited Beth Chattos garden during the summer and took over 100 photos. I have managed to sort them into a more managable 80-100 of the best. I have decided to get them printed in harback book form for my mum's christmas present (and a copy for me). I am using a web company called 'blurb' (no connection).
  • I am packing up to go to Australia for a few years . I have to leave my beautiful English garden so my photos are precious
    I don't know anything about AUSSY GARDENS BUT i AM SURE THEY9the plants ] WILL STILL LIKE A GOOD POSITION ,SOIL water and care Here's hoping I have a nice tropical Garden for a few years . Will miss Chelsea and Tatton boo hooooo And gardeners world
  • we have a problen with bracken in are do i kill it off.because we what to lay a new
  • I have moved house so many times and had to leave so many gardens, which I loved, that now I can look back at all the photos I took of them and wonder where I got the energy from to create such lovely places. I only hope the guardians of them now remember to take snaps.
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