Repeat after me...
Never, EVER mess with Picasa!
Yesterday I decided to try to 'tidy up' all the photos on the upstairs computer. I never have quite got to grips with what goes on when I download photos from the camera.
First they appear in 'My Pictures'.
Then, as if by magic, they also appear in Picasa.
And I can 'Sync' them to the web and make it easier to put them on my blog. Sounds straightforward enough.
But sometimes I can't find the photo I want and I'd put this down to the fact that I'm not giving each photo a file name, and sometimes not giving folders proper names too.
So I thought I'd rectify matters.
I spent a while going through folders and deleting repeated photos, creating new 'albums' and putting photos into those.
Briefly alighting on my blog, I realised that some of the most recent photos had disappeared.
Scrolling back through, I could see that photos that were in 'folders' or 'albums' (what's the difference?) that I'd tidied were the ones that had gone for a burton.
Several hours later, I've managed to put most of the photos back in, though there are a few that I can't find even now. I'm hoping I'll find them on Mr U-t-B's laptop instead.
I've learnt my lesson - name things as I go along and never ever mess with the wise-one, Picasa...
And because a blog post looks naked without any photos, here are some of the ones that had disappeared and are now safe back where they belong...
|From 'Reminiscing - My First Car'|
|This one from 'Sources of Inspiration'|
|From 'Flea Market Finds'|