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Kate Davis

Member Since 14 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 23 2015 06:08 PM

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In Topic: Remembering Everything You Have

20 February 2015 - 06:48 PM

 I do keep my collections in my collections folder in my main "scrapping supplies" folder.  So if I search "staple" it will find them whether they are in a collection folder or my embellishment folder (where say, a freebie staple may be filed...)  I wouldn't take time moving files just yet.  (or ever maybe) 

 

When you find something you want to use in picasa, you can right click on it and then choose a few options.  If you choose "locate on disk" it will open the folder that contains the item.  So, if I find that staple and it is part of a collection, it opens the whole folder and I can grab that staple along with other coordinating pieces.  

 This is the sort of thing  I was thinking about. I get the searching on keyword, but at the moment I am mostly using papers for my P365 layouts and like to see them in kits. In PSE as I have an album for each collection I don't need to think about what collections and the suitable keyword to use. If I rearrange the my folders into collections it would work in a similar way as I'd see the folder names on the left hand side.


In Topic: Remembering Everything You Have

19 February 2015 - 09:03 AM

I've followed the instructions in the blog post and it is currently finding everything on my EHD. I'm now curious how you all save your items. Mine are saved in folders by type of item e.g. paper, wordart and not by collection. I have albums set up in PSE organiser for each collection, but I'm now wondering is this an option Picasa or is it better to move all my items so they are by collection? If I do this how will Picasa cope (PSE organiser does not like items moving)?


In Topic: Remembering Everything You Have

19 February 2015 - 08:50 AM

Okay, I'll give it another go.......

me too, I've got it open now...


In Topic: E-Reader Recommendations Please

17 February 2015 - 07:38 AM

I'm a non kindle fan. I had a sony ereader for several years and now have a Kobo, which is great (I also have a samsung tablet but read books on my kobo or my android phone). One of the features I love about my Kobo Aura is it is compatible with Pocket so I can save webpages on my computer and they are downloaded to my Kobo for offline reading.

 

When deciding think about what you expect to read as that will narrow down your choices, for example if you want to read 

  • pdfs with graphics you probably want a tablet type as graphics are not always pretty on black and white eink
  • library books avoid kindles and check the service offered by your local library. I believe most libraries use Overdrive so you want to be compatible with that
  • ebooks you already own, check the type as there are incompatibilities between devices so you can't open epub books on kindle and you can't open kindle files on other ebook readers (unless it is tablet type that you can add apps)
  • outside an eink version is better than tablet type as there is less glare

I believe Amazon offers the cheapest devices, greatest choice and in general the lowest prices. But I still recommend people avoid the kindles because they use their own file format that is not compatible with other devices so Amazon are locking you in to their products in the future; however I know that other people are often not as paranoid as me about things like that.

 

If you are buying ebooks this is a great website for comparing prices https://luzme.com/. You create your wishlist and say which stores you want it to search and then it shows you the prices at each store. It will also send you an email to let you know if the price drops below a trigger price you set. 


In Topic: Project Life 2015

17 February 2015 - 07:19 AM

I think I have a system in place (it's only taken 2 years to GET that system in place), but I'm keeping up.

 

I'm the same, this is my third year and I think the last two years I hadn't done my first two layouts by this point. It feels good doesn't it?