SB Computer Club Tech Cafe
April 13, 2021
9:00AM (Zoom Only, Virtual Meeting)
Note: This is an encrypted session.
1a: Some of the best free photo editing software.
1b: Darktable, similar to LightRoom: https://www.darktable.org/
1c: The Gimp: https://www.gimp.org/
1d: paint.net, similar to Photoshop Elements: https://www.getpaint.net/
1e: digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application: https://www.digikam.org/
1f: 11 Best Photo Management Software of 2021 (Ultimate Guide): https://www.adamenfroy.com/best-photo-management-software
1g: Top 25 Photo Organizing Software and Apps of 2021: https://www.pixpa.com/blog/photo-organiser
What is the best way to sort photos, metadata or date time stamp, what can we use, some links/URLs below:
4 Great Ways to Sort Your Photos: https://www.organizingphotos.net/4-great-ways-to-sort-your-photos/
The ABCs of Photo Sorting: How to Turn a Mess of Pictures into an Organized Collection: https://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-abcs-of-photo-sorting-how-to-turn-a-mess-of-pictures-into-an-organized-collection–cms-25622
Finding Your Images: https://community.acdsee.com/finding-your-images/
Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder: https://www.duplicate-finder.com/photo.html
Note: Test run looking for duplicates. 3279 images, 588 duplicates found, run time: 6 minutes.
Reverse Image Search: https://tineye.com/
How to sort using your computer.
In Win 10 File Explorer you can sort or group your photos by applying the settings below:
- In the File Explorer, open the folder that contains your photos.
- Click on the View tab, you can select Sort by or Group by.
- Select Name, Date, Type Size, Tags, Date Created, etc.
Organize and find your photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207368
The 3 Types of Image Search Engines: https://www.pyimagesearch.com/2014/01/15/the-3-types-of-image-search-engines-search-by-meta-data-search-by-example-and-hybrid/
Comparison of digital image metadata editors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_digital_image_metadata_editors
The 7 best metadata editors for 2021: https://www.canto.com/blog/metadata-editor/
The hidden fingerprint inside your photos (Leigh B.): https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210324-the-hidden-fingerprint-inside-your-photos
2a: Data backups, is it necessary to purchase online backup storage rather than use the free or paid online backups from your OS? Which is easier to use? Both Microsoft and Apple provide a storage solution for their products.
2b: Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage pricing and plans: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/onedrive/compare-onedrive-plans
2c: Apple iCloud storage plans and pricing: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201238
2d: 10 Best Cloud Storage Services of 2021: https://www.adamenfroy.com/best-cloud-storage
3a: 7 Uses For The USB Port on Your Router (Dennis H.): https://www.dignited.com/63931/uses-for-the-usb-port-on-r-router/
3b: How to Connect a USB Printer to a Network (Dennis H.): https://www.wikihow.com/Connect-a-USB-Printer-to-a-Network
3c: Everything USB: https://www.everythingusb.com/
3d: Asus ROG Delta S Headset: https://rog.asus.com/us/headsets-audio/headsets/3-5mm-headsets/rog-delta-s-model/ and https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ROG-Noise-Canceling-Microphone-Playstation/dp/B08QHBJ1WJ
4: Data Detox: Smartphones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NzHRiOZ3EQ (1.51 min.)
5: Intel accused of wiretapping because it uses analytics (Beverly R.) https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/30/intel_wiretapping_data is there anything we can do to mitigate this, is this a big deal? My three suggestions to mitigate tracking, extensions for Firefox. The Register has 12 trackers on their website, others have more.
Manage local site storage settings (Firefox): https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/storage
6: Substitute for Google Chrome: https://www.srware.net/iron/ without the trackers.
Interwebs or news around the tubes
10 Digit Dialing coming to Tucson, activated 1-24-21, mandatory 10-24-21 for area codes, 480, 520 & 928.
Old Technology in Photos & Videos: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/9479603@N02/albums
Everything You Need to Know About Your Amazon Fire Tablet (Dennis H.): https://www.makeuseof.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-your-amazon-fire-tablet/
553,000,000 Reasons Not to Let Facebook Make Decisions About Your Privacy: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/553000000-reasons-not-let-facebook-make-decisions-about-your-privacy