Back that sh*t up !
So here’s the deal, about a week ago I was tired of my iMac G5 running slower than usual and I decided to do an “archive and install” (for those who use windows, it’s basicly reinstalling your OS X without losing any of your files. All your pictures and what not are stored in a folder called “previous systems” that you can easily get acces too once you are done installing). When I was done installing I decided I would leave my iPhoto library in this folder and I had even made a copy of it onto my external hard drive.
So yesterday I had to mail one of my older pictures to a friend and I start going through the folders in the iPhoto library (originals, modified, data). Turns out that the originals of a few dozen imports are completely gone, lucky I edited some of them so that there still is an edited copy in the “modified” folder. The only thing I have left of the picture is miniature and the one I put on flickr (1024 x 768, useless for printing which sadly enough was what I needed it for).
So my advice to you is … BACK THAT SH*T UP ! I don’t care if you have a mac or a pc, computers can fail and so can all the sorts of media we use. Can you feel my frustration, by the way ? Now I have to go take that same shot by finding the exact location and copying the metadata (lucky it was a night-shot).
So anyway … here it is … in loving memory of the original file of one of my first pictures of “de melaan”.