Picasa transitioning to Google Photos (Part 1)

If you haven’t heard the news, Google announced on February 12th that they will begin the transition to Google Photos over the next few months.  If you are utilizing Picasa (desktop or web), I’ve outlined a timeline along with information if you choose to make the transition to Google Photos.  Just because Google is phasing out Picasa, doesn’t mean you have to use Google Photos. Hint; Hint.

Warning to those with Seagate Hard drives

warningPublished today from Petapixel is a warning regarding bad hard drives from Seagate.

Seagate was hit with a class action lawsuit today by consumers who claim that the company’s hard drives “failed to live up to the advertised promises” by failing and causing the loss of data. While it is extremely important to backup all computer devices, we need to be cautious of the quality of the devices we use to store our photos and data.

An opportunity with Giclée Printing

Giclee print; watercolor created by Jim Buchan
Original watercolor created by Jim Buchan

Before I tell you my story…If you are not sure what giclée is; Giclée (pronounced “zhee clay“) printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers.  Giclée printing is often used by artists to make reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork, photographs or computer-generated art for resale while preserving the original.

Restoring Wet/Damaged Photos after a Disaster

portrait of home after Oklahoma disaster
Source: NewsOn6 01/05/2016

Over the 2015 holidays Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas received massive amounts of rainfall causing flooding, in addition to snow and ice.  Many of the areas were also affected by tornadoes and earthquakes.  While I hope this devastation never happens to you or a loved one, here is some information from the National Disaster Photo Rescue organization that may help you.

Organizing Photos for the New Year

image reflecting digital organizationLike thousands of others, you’ve probably taken hundreds of photos over the last year and many more over the holidays.  But, are you organizing photos so you can find them easily in the future?    Here is some information on how I organize my digital photos to help you get started.

Preparing photos for a loved one’s passing

Keith Boston
Keith Boston

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve played “What Year is it Wednesday”.  In honor of my father, who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer, I’d like to instead talk about preserving and preparing photos of loved one’s.

On November 30th, my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  10 days later on December 10th, he passed away with my step-mother and sisters at his side.  Yesterday, we celebrated his life with family and friends sharing memories of him.

My Transition to Moore Reflections

Woman taking a photo in the city during the day with broken backgroundSince October, I’ve been transitioning my photo solution services from Moore Tech Designs.  I’m so excited about this transition!  This also means a new website, MooreReflections, which at this time is still being updated.   While I still love and support the initial path I set to design websites, graph designs and other projects; I have fallen into the photo solutions world.