So two years ago I made the final switch to an all Apple diet. Meaning I tossed out the PC and switched to an iMac.
You didn’t think I became a health nut or something, did you?!?!
Now my iPhones, iPads, iPods and Apple TVs have a flawless leader to keep them running and organized. I even have an Apple router for seamless performance.
Life was pretty freakin’ good.
Then today I decided to start organizing my iPhoto. I figured, hell, what’s the big deal. It won’t take long. Then I looked and saw the number of photos in my library.
What.the.fuck?! Who snuck in here and put pictures of everyone they know on this stupid machine?!?! I mean, I know I love photography but come on, I must be stopped!
So I start the mind numbing task of converting PC arranged photos to the iPhoto method of organizing. Now for those of you unaware of what this requires, it is like trying to learn how to convert modern-day English into Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
So to speed up the process I called Apple. Thank you baby Jesus for the foresight to purchase the “help me I’m a dumbass idiot” plan for 2 years!
They told me I was on a painstaking journey but that it would get better. The lady told me to start slow and with one untitled event. Which is apparently how your items get imported. Photos are grouped by date and each date is an untitled event that you then go organize however you want.
Okay……..got it. So she instructed me to label the faces first. She said it’d get better with time and the software would start to identify people more readily. Okay, I’m listening. Then select a group and assign location, titles, description and change dates if I had too.
Essentially the more data you give it, the easier it is to find photos in the future. Well great, this is not looking too hard. I mean, all I have to do is add a few labels. How bad could it really be?!?!
It was that bad.
I spent 5 hours working on it. I only got through 1,000 photos. And I ate 40 pizza rolls while trying not to swirl my brain through my ears with a Qtip made of steel.
I’m on to a new plan now. Wait for robots to take over and just ask them to locate the photos I want to view.
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