Friday, January 23, 2015

Ashwini Chaskar and the Craft Gallery

Another local Wellington artist I have had the privilege of working with is Ashwini Chaskar. Ashwini produces beautiful digital water and batik effect images as well as detailed black and white ink works.  Ashwini  approached me to print these for her when she sells her images on the Craft Gallery - a new online Gallery featuring works of Australian and New Zealand artists.

See more of Ashwinis work at:

And on facebook 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Organising those summer snapshots

Source :wikipedia
So you are back from the Christmas holidays with a pile of snaps....

Hopefully you have downloaded them onto your computer and backed them up in the cloud or elsewhere.   And you filed them so you can easily find them?  Maybe you haven't? Are they still sitting on the camera?.


Well its the new year, there is no time like the present to get organised!

There are many different ways of organising your digitized images. Our personal collection of digitized images consists of scanned negatives,slides and photos as well as digital photos, videos, and movies plus we have music sound recordings. We chose to place our digital data into folders based on the date they were taken/ recorded, then into sub-folders based on subject. The date folders are named based on the year and month they were taken. Our file folder notations look like this:-

2014 indicates the year and the suffix  01, 02 and 03 indicates the month - January, February, March etc.Using a number based system like this means that the files will automatically sort in chronological order.

Within each date folder individual images, recordings and movies are sorted into sub-folders which are given topic or event names based on their subject matter, for example: Johns birthday, Beach trip, Flowers in the garden.

This system allows us to continue to add to it using the same notation. As we scan older images they can slot in at earlier dates....newer images under later dates....

How do you organize your digital images and data?  Share your ideas under comments....