Wrangling Photos: A Picture Gallery from Readercon 25

Digital cameras make it easy to take not just dozens, but hundreds of photos at an event like a graduation, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, reunion, or convention, at, unlike “analog” photography, no “cost per click” for film or developing. Wrangling these batches of photos — culling duds, naming the keepers and batch-naming a collection, turning into a postable set — takes time. I’ve been exploring and experiementing with some of the free/cheap tools.

ere’s one such batch (hence, including it in my TryingTechnology blog), from the 2014 Readercon (“conference on imaginative literature,” July 10-13, 2014 in Burlington, Mass., per my event report in SFRevu.com.

This one uses NextGEN Gallery’s free plugin for WordPress, rather than the free Gallery feature built into WordPress. I’m still exploring some of the settings — for example, why am I not seeing the photo captions, mmm?

NextGEN Gallery’s non-free versions offer more viewing and commerce features, and there are also a bunch of interesting-looking third-party add-ons to NextGEN Gallery I plan to look explore.

 

 

Products Seen At 2014 CES: A Starter Dozen Or So

Of the 3,200+ exhibitors at this year’s International CES (formerly standing for “Consumer Electronics Show”) held in Las Vegas January 7-10, 2014 (plus probably another 300 or so exhibiting at associated/concurrent events like Pepcom, ShowStoppers, Storage Visions, the NMX New Media Expo, and/or in private suites, but not necessarily also on the CES show floor), I probably managed to see and briefly chat with/try three or four hundred, and quick-glimpse maybe half that again. Continue reading

Off to Consume Electronics! (at 2014 International CES in Vegas)

And so off to this year’s (2014!) International CES, the show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, or, as I refer to it, “Consume Electronics!” I’m packing a camera, my iPad and Asus Nexus 7 tablets — plus, for most of my note-taking, if the AC charger still works, my trusty old NEC MobilePro, which flips open ready for being typed into faster than anything else I’ve got. Continue reading

Buying Media for Digital Cameras – A Class-y Act?

As I move up from $100-$200 pocket point-and-shoot cameras to bigger, better ones (more about this in another post), I’m up against the question: what are the right (minimum, good, best) SD (‘Secure Digital”) media cards. Somewhat like (analog) film of yore, SD cards come in various speeds (here, read and write, rather than light-sensitivity), capacities, and vendor/brand names. Continue reading