Today I have something from the right side of my brain, and something from the left side. It's always a guessing game which is in control.
I've been trying to get this picture for quite a while. Everything has to be right... the time of day (so that the sun is in the right place), the brightness of the sun, the smoothness of the snow. I like the way the tree just seems to be one with its shadow.
That's all I was going to post today, but this afternoon I learned something that I think I should have known years ago. I like to think that I'm computer literate, but somehow I didn't know this. I feel very ignorant, but I'm so excited about this that I have to 'fess up, in case you don't know either.
I have been dreading taking the time to set up a database to keep track of my pictures which are getting out of hand. But today I learned that I don't have to... it's built into Windows. You can use this for any file, but I'll use it mostly for pictures. Open a folder or drive window, select a file. Then either right click and choose properties, or you can use the menu-- File/Properties.
Once you have that open you can change the name on the general tab. On the summary tab you can add a title, subject, keywords, and a description. Those are all searchable with the Windows search function. So I can put my photos in multiple groups by keyword and FIND THEM AGAIN! I am so happy!
And, if you select Advanced on the summary tab you can see all the info about the picture- the f-stop, shutter speed, lens length, all that stuff!
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