>> Saturday, October 25, 2008
Recently there has been an epidemic of volunteers' computers crashing or being stolen; I think one of the things that they have been most upset about is that they lost all of their pictures. That would a disaster for us, so I decided it was time to get everything backed up and uploaded just in case something bad happened. After a lot of hours spent weeding out, organizing, tagging, naming, and titling all of our pictures using iPhoto, we finally have all the pictures (and movies) of our time in Nicaragua uploaded to Flickr. Not only are they all there for safekeeping, but Flickr lets you do a lot of awesome things to organize the pictures:
- Tags: I've "tagged" all the pictures by topic, so you can go here to see pictures of volunteers, food, fiestas, Dora, family, or pictures from training, to name a few.
- Map: All of our pictures are placed on to the map so you can see exactly where they were taken. You can zoom in, browse around, and in some cases (like in Managua or in the US) even see the building where the picture was taken.
- Sets and Collections: These are like photo albums and groups of albums, so you can explore by event.
- Archive: Here you can search by date and even seen the pictures displayed on a calendar.