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November 6, 2019

Photo galleries

Filed under: Uncategorized — npd @ 9:18 pm

Working on uploading a backlog of photos. I’d been holding off until I got a proper negative scanner, but once I’d set it up it I realized I don’t have time to deal with the hassle. So I’m throwing 6 prints at a time on the glass, rotating and cropping and uploading them as quickly as possible.


I used to have the patience to do this for hours, spending as much time as possible in Photoshop doing touch-ups, cleaning dust, getting the light just right on faces, trying to treat the scanner and computer as a digital darkroom. Now I don’t have time for that. Maybe it’s Instagram making everything disposable; maybe it’s being jaded at my favorite photo gallery sites disappearing. Or maybe it’s just that I’m too busy. Whatever it is, I’m making an effort to share what I have, and do it in a way that doesn’t tie me further into the Facebook ecosystem (or Flickr, Picasa, Google Photos, LJPics, or some other service that will harvest my data and then shut down eventually.

So I’m experimenting with a self-hosted photo gallery from Lychee, which is here. So far so good. Missing editing features but it’s working to share a gallery of photos from a camping trip this summer, and many more to come. At the very least I’ve got control of my data.

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