Hum, ho hum…

I was supposed to spend last night backing up all my Psd’s onto a stack of DVD’s that *skip* bought me… Picasa has this cool backup feature that actually keeps track of what files you’ve backed up and if there are any added to or changed in your folders, it flags them for backup next time you do it… I thought that was PERFECT for my layouts.

However, it calculates the volume for me, and claims that it needs 2 DVD’s to fit 4.4 gig on… When a dvd is 4.7 gig. I have searched and found no answer to this problem, have sent an SOS off to Picasa which may never get answered… so I think I might have to just bite the bullet and do it the old-fashioned way.

I have a question for the millions of digi-scrap girls who read my blog. Particularly those who use photoshop or a similar program. At what point in your life do you FLATTEN your images? Ever? I know that some of my layouts, I will never go into and fiddle with. Some of the older ones are so hideous I hide my face when they come on screen! But when I flatten, I lose all that other data, what font I used, if there’s an overlay on there somewhere etc… Part of my process every couple of weeks is to write all that stuff down, which I do. But I have missed stuff in the past. So when and where do I draw the line?

Psd’s are such enormous files… they really are ugly files to work with, and my computer doesn’t like them very much. On a semi-regular basis they cause Windows Explorer to throw all sorts of hissy fits. But they are what they are, and I don’t know if I want to lose them. However, I don’t want an eiffel tower of DVD’s at the end of things either…

Any words of wisdom for me?

On another note, tomorrow is Monday, the 30th of January… and we all know what that means!

Back to school for my little horrors oops I mean darlings. I have survived another long break. More importantly THEY have survived which was a close run thing tonight, I tell you. I don’t think I could have gone one more week. Or even one more day.

Sammy is going into Grade 1, hehehe…. He’s very excited. Same teacher as last year though, which is great because I really like her, and so does he. Tyson is going into Grade 3, which is now Middle Primary. He’s not a junior anymore. He’s returning to class with his Grade 1 teacher who had moved into higher grades last year, so that’s a good thing. He’s already used to him, that will make the transition a bit smoother. Who knows, he might even get homework or something. eeek. So I’d better get an early night, cos I have to be up and making lunches etc bright and early tomorrow. Need to get on the road early, cos a) all the traffic will be shocked, as we’ve all been not going on the road for 6 weeks, and b) parking is very limited at the school and I’ll have to walk both of them in.

Whew… longer post than I expected. Night all!

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4 Responses to Hum, ho hum…

  1. AmyK says:

    Honestly – I flatten my layouts right away. I used to keep my layers for about 6 months, but I realized that keeping the old layouts *unfinished* was hindering my ability to keep chugging along. Of course, now that I flatten immediately, I do run into problems sometimes (like misspelling the word “Powerbook” on my Geek layout the other day – I can’t fix it). But I keep a running spreadsheet that keeps track of all my fonts, kits, dates of photos, and even the journalng if it’s hard to read. Hope that helps! Have a good first day of school! 🙂

  2. Peta says:

    I’ve never flatterend – not even my paintshop ones – so I’m no help rofl!! I’m thinking of going back to my ‘cringe’ layouts and doing a bit of repair!! ROFL….

    maybe if you don’t want to flatten – you could zip them up into month folders…

  3. ksharonk says:

    Nope, no, nada … NEVER flatten, lol! I burn them onto double-layer dvds and pop them away neatly, just in case I want to revist them! Probably never will, but there you go … 🙂

  4. cassi girl says:

    I must say I don’t flatten either. I save one as the default, one as a jpeg, one as a resized jpeg and then one as a tiny resized jpeg for certain websites!!!
    So yep……I too need help.

    I put them to dvd’s or CD’s but find it hard to delete them from my computer for fear that something might be wrong or go wrong with the disk and then I would be up the creek in a boat without a paddle if you know what I mean.
    I am a serious layout hoarder….I need to join hoarders annonymous!!! lol.

    Sandi 🙂
    And hey that spreadsheet thing sounds like a good idea!!! lol oh to be organised — I just write it into a journal I have but then I have to type it in all the time! Der….:)

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