- Dec 6, 2005
- The hard drive on the PC was nearly full so I decided to offload all my pictures to the NAS.
Jesus what a palaver.
Copy all the images to an external hard drive
Delete anything obviously fucked up - out of focus, irrecoverably under or over exposed
Sort things into some sort of folder structure
- The Date - this is what Lightroom
- The Event
So far so good.
But copying large volumes of files in windows is a pain.
It was going to take 22 hours to transfer the files
Night 1 - Computer restarted to install updates
Fuck fuck fuck
Night 2 - Computer again restarted to install updates
Night 3 - Computer spent the night wating for me to answer a "do you still want to merge the contents of this folder dialogue.
Finally it seems to be working
But there must be an easier way!
And that's before I content with the mess this has made of my Lightroom catalogue
Should I just nuke the Lightroom catalogue?
Do people keep more than one catalogue?
Do I just accept the default - stick everything in a folder based on the date - or is there a better way?