I am trying to complete my transition into the digital photo age.
I’m not a photographer or even a photo buff, just a mom trying to preserve family memories with an average digital camera. I’ve gotten used to framing shots in the display screen, and I don’t miss buying film. My problem is what to do with the images once I’ve captured them.
I have a list of prints to order for the photo album _ even though I still haven’t found time to slide the last batch into the plastic pockets. I have photos in folders on the desktop _ and in a box with stickers and borders and sheets of colored paper from a scrapbooking kit I bought five years ago and never finished.
I know I need to move forward. My last photo album is almost full; I don’t want to buy another. I know the sensible thing is to store my photos on CDs.
I know there’s probably no need to print more than a few. Yet, as the world around me goes increasingly paperless, I just can’t shake the urge to maintain a hard-copy record of my daughters’ childhood years.
The digital domain has given us new ways to share and display images of the people, places and moments that are important to us. It has also changed what we keep. Thanks to digital photo technology, we can instantly delete
the worst images we capture and easily fix the flaws in the next-worst. Red eyes? Point, click, fixed. Extraneous person walking across the background? Grab that cropping tool.
Since you’re no longer stuck with all those closed-eye, too-dark, goofy-smile shots, you only have to organize the photos you really want to save. And you don’t have to wait long to get them. I remember waiting weeks for the photos from one film to arrive in the mail. Now, I can print dozens in minutes using a touch screen at a local drugstore.
I am trying to complete my transition into the digital photo age.
- Big Chuck D'Imperio
Let's put a check on 'check engine' light
The absolute worst thing that can befall a driver happened to me on the way to work this morning. The one singular auto event that can send shivers of fear and panic up the spine of even the most seasoned road warrior.Continued ...
- Keep those cards and letters coming in, folks
- 1965 Oscars? Thanks for the memories
- There was just no telling about snow days
- And the music goes round and round
- Let's put a check on 'check engine' light
- Cary Brunswick
Government lost trust by spying on us
Flaws in that little padlock on people's supposedly secure Internet sites have sent users in recent days scrambling to change passwords and question whether they should keep providing sensitive information in their online interactions.Continued ...
- History hurts our credibility on Crimea
- Hardships, repression, don't get Cubans down
- It's time for warmer relations with Cuba
- Unconventional events changed my outlook
- Government lost trust by spying on us
- Chuck Pinkey
- Guest Column
The anti-pipeline crowd won't win
At the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's hearing in Oneonta on April 1, the antis continued their obstruction of anything fossil-fuel related.Continued ...
- Not the 'most perfect village' for the mentally ill
- The reality of our economy vs. 'what if'
- Don't opt-in for high-stakes testing
- Constitution will pipe money into local schools
- The anti-pipeline crowd won't win
- Lisa Miller
A view from above
Fire towers in the Catskill Mountains have always been destination points, built to capture some of the region’s best views. These sentinel stations served an important role for the earliest possible sightings of forest fires in the remote mountain ranges. But the fire towers and those who manned them fulfilled a multitude of other roles as well.Continued ...
- Being a parent is a constant learning process
- Healthy doesn't have to mean expensive
- A family era ends with close of Potter series
- Independent stores make up for loss of Borders
- A view from above
- Mark Simonson
Student housing stirred unrest in 1970s
Oneonta has certainly been no stranger to controversial college student housing projects in recent years. The proposed dormitory just south of the State University College at Oneonta campus on Clinton Street in 2011, and the more recent Hillside Commons project, which is under construction at the top of Blodgett Drive, both ruffled feathers.Continued ...
- Oneonta reveled in spring 'Dress Up Week' in 1919
- Proposed change to Delaware County Community College rejected in 1959
- Area heartily welcomed home troops from WWI
- Local residents coped with lines for gasoline in 1974
- Student housing stirred unrest in 1970s
- Rick Brockway
Frog legs always a neat treat
We ate at a local restaurant a couple of weeks ago and had frog legs. They're one of my favorites and I hadn't had them for several years, so I was excited.
- You never know what you're going to see on the slopes
- Chestnuts are making a comeback
- Fishing is all about being in the right place at the right time
- It's funny how animals can adapt to almost any wild situation
- Frog legs always a neat treat
- Sam Pollak
Mr. Adelson disturbs my 'ghetto mentality'
This Sheldon Adelson guy makes me very nervous.Continued ...
- A minority group that's getting out of hand
- Religion should be a comfort, not a weapon
- The world must think we're nuts
- Mistakes easy to take ... if they're not yours
- Mr. Adelson disturbs my 'ghetto mentality'
- William Masters
Schreibman tops Chris Gibson on women's issues
As the time to vote draws near, we need to remember how money can run politics more than we can. Raising funds is a prominent (if not the dominant) task of getting elected. Raising issues is also crucial, but those efforts are subject to distortion and fear-mongering.
Republicans feelentitled to allthey can garner
An entitlement is a legal benefit available from the government to individuals who are within a defined category of recipients, such as needing insurance for unemployment or health services.
Romney focuses on self; Obama emphasizes unity
Mitt Romney criticizes President Obama for saying a person's success is rooted in his community, and is not all his alone. Romney belittles this with his belief in individual initiative. He is better at the put-down than the push-up.
Romney shows little regard for common man
The Republicans in Congress have voted over and over, 33 times, redundantly and uselessly, to rescind what they call Obamacare.
Scouts' gay ban creates problem where none exists
The Boy Scouts of America's "emphatic reaffirmation" of its vow to exclude any and all homosexuals from its hallowed ranks is ill-considered and pathetic, especially in view of its having reviewed the matter for two years.
- Schreibman tops Chris Gibson on women's issues