Today I'm thankful for inspiration and encouragement from across the globe! (THANK YOU LEE, MICKI, REBECCA, JENNIFER, BETTY, and anyone else I've inadvertently forgotten to name.)
After my dear friend Lee posted that she'd purged 2,000 photos from her iPhoto program, it spurred me into action. I'm one of those strange people that crave stability and what is known to me, and something in me rebels when the norm changes or I have to learn something new. On the other hand, I also like a good challenge, especially something techno that I can sink my teeth into. That's where my Mac comes into play. I'm a completely new Mac user (as of the end of April), and I'm learning mostly by trial and error.
I have to admit that PSE8 and Adobe Bridge CS4 are giving me a headache. Thank goodness for PSE's Classroom in a Book! Being a new Mac user, I probably didn't make huge strides today, but I DID manage to get through the intro of the book and am well on my way through the first section.
I think I've decided to start start fresh on the first of July, with transferring photos to my Mac, for organization and editing. That should give me plenty of time to "practise" with the lesson plans from the book, before I dive in with both feet. As for my old photos; they will be sorted, purged and edited on my old PC, using PSE7. Once I'm done with those, I'll save the edited versions to an online back up source (such as Shutterfly), and also to my external drive(s). I'll be starting with my oldest digital photos first, as they will be easier to purge and edit. (I didn't know a lot about taking good photos back then, so I'm sure there are some really, really bad ones. lol)