I have a messy collection of photos (with the occasional screenshots) because I never got in the habit of organizing them in the past. I’ve also been stupidly storing them in a lot of different places (iCloud, OneDrive, Dropbox, Instagram, etc.), so it’s a bit of a pain to get them all in one place. That’s why I’ve been hesitating to do anything about it because I thought it would take me forever to go through and sort them all.
But the other week I finally had the energy to sit down and sort this digital mess. I got everything that I could into one folder and downloaded digiKam to help me manage the chaos. I slowly started sorting photos into their own albums and also started tagging people.
I’m pretty proud of the result, and now I feel like I’m at the point where I can start sharing these photos. I was looking for a place to host them, and I ended up going with Flickr. Now that they’re not owned by Yahoo! / Oath, I feel good about their future.
Organizing my old photos got me excited about taking new ones, so I also got a dedicated camera as well. I’ve taken most of my photos on my iPhone, but I’ve always been disappointed with the lack of zoom and how pixelated they look when I transfer them to my laptop. So I looked for a camera that’s both better than a phone, but smaller than an SLR and ended up getting the Panasonic Lumix LX10.
I’ve been trying it out this weekend, and I’m pretty happy about it! Here are some test shots that I took:
Test Shots 1:
Test Shots 2:
It’s my first time trying RAW photos, too, and it’s been fun processing those on darktable. Stay tuned for more photos!