Davd Fenwick
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 18:21:46 PST
Hi Lauw and all,

Re. Storage of images.

Here I simply use Windows Explorer to make folders and sub-folders and I do
this for every genera. I've found it the easiest and simplest way of finding
pictures quickly and easily.

Folder - South African Bulbs
sub-folder - genus
sub-folder - species
sub-folder - hybrid

To view the files I use two programs.

Firstly a program called ACDSee which allows me to view, copy and move
thumbnails in respective folders and sub-folders. However this is only good
for images up to 250Kb because of the time it takes the pics to load.

For larger files I use a program called Exif Viewer (thumbnail browser),
this comes with the new Fuji digital cameras and it is very good at viewing
thumbnails of much larger camera images. It comes with another program
called DP Editor which is the viewer.

Regarding manipulation I find Paint Shop Pro 4 ideal and does most things
the larger programs do. I have also found that if you stick with one and
learn how to use it, it's much better than trying to use several to no great

All these programs are very small and don't take a lot of room up on the
drive, hence more room for pics.

Here I've partitioned my hard drive so that I can store a large volume of
pictures on the D partition. Then when windows has a problem (as it usually
does) I can then format the C drive, set up Windows, and all my pics and
work are still there.

Best Wishes,

David Fenwick
NCCPG National Collection of Crocosmia with Chasmanthe and Tulbaghia
The African Garden
96 Wasdale Gardens


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