A Day in the Life of my Photos
        Ramanujam Parthasarathy



  CS 6604 : Personal Information Management
            ...
Flashback!
• Physical Photo Albums
(Till late 90's)

• Stepping into the digital era
(Early 2000's)

• Photo management......
Cameras
1998-------------2004------------2008
Recent Past
• Undergrad in India (2004-2008)
   • Windows XP desktop
   • 40 GB hard disk
   • No defined organizing style...
One Day...
... Lesson Learnt!
Folder Based Org
Picasa for Mac
   One-click Web Sync
Device Organization

                          Dropbox



    Macbook Pro                     Windows/Ubuntu




         ...
Online Organization
• Social Networks
      • Facebook - Folder/event
      • Orkut - Folder/event
      • Twitpic (Twitte...
Privacy Based Org
    Same album/folder containing same
                pictures




100 pictures      50 pictures   20 pi...
To Ponder!
Change in organization manner
 • Size of the pictures
  (200kb per pic in 2002 --> 2MB per pic)
 •Cost of stora...
Thoughts? Comments?
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A Day in the Life of my Photos

  1. 1. A Day in the Life of my Photos Ramanujam Parthasarathy CS 6604 : Personal Information Management Spring 2010
  2. 2. Flashback! • Physical Photo Albums (Till late 90's) • Stepping into the digital era (Early 2000's) • Photo management.... What? • Click, transfer and forget!
  3. 3. Cameras 1998-------------2004------------2008
  4. 4. Recent Past • Undergrad in India (2004-2008) • Windows XP desktop • 40 GB hard disk • No defined organizing style • Few thousand pictures • Flickr for sharing/online storage • Multiple accounts to cut costs • Partial backups in CDs/HDDs • Hard-disk to hard-disk transfer using SATA cables
  5. 5. One Day...
  6. 6. ... Lesson Learnt!
  7. 7. Folder Based Org
  8. 8. Picasa for Mac One-click Web Sync
  9. 9. Device Organization Dropbox Macbook Pro Windows/Ubuntu iPhone Webserver Local HDD
  10. 10. Online Organization • Social Networks • Facebook - Folder/event • Orkut - Folder/event • Twitpic (Twitter) - Unorganized • Web Albums • Picasa Web - Folder/event • Flickr - Unorganized
  11. 11. Privacy Based Org Same album/folder containing same pictures 100 pictures 50 pictures 20 pictures
  12. 12. To Ponder! Change in organization manner • Size of the pictures (200kb per pic in 2002 --> 2MB per pic) •Cost of storage •Free- Dropbox/PicasaWeb •WebServer/Cloud - very economical •Better photo organization tools •Change in devices/cameras/phones.
  13. 13. Thoughts? Comments?
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