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11-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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So how many GB have you used so far this year?

It would have been more but I converted most of my larger raw files to .jpg... and deleted the RAWs. lost prolly 50GB in that... (felt kinda good actually!)
The family vid movies are at 96GB

I'll just retire a 1TB HDD as an archive this year (it contains everything starting from 2001)
I'll then go to my 3TB which should last ohhh.. what? at least a few years.

*pulls up a chair, rubs hands together and pulls out a bowl of popcorn.

11-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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269GB for personal stuff...
I delete the obviously OOF and "way off" shots as I import them, so I think I've shot twice that amount. The Sigma Merrill raw files (55mb ea.) converted to 16-bit tiffs (86mb ea.) really push that number up!

Work photos (HDR panoramas) are an entirely different storage problem...

My backup array is 6TB. Hey, at least it has 2.6 TB left!
11-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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Space is exactly why I started looking into shooing jpeg. Black and white, square jpegs. No more time lapse, no more panorama, no more HDR..
11-23-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
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Umm... just bought a 3TB drive yesterday because the 1TB drive was nearing capacity... not all photos though.

Staples had drive on sale so I jumped at it while I could... and since I've been shooting more RAW lately, I'm eating up drive space more rapidly...but a hard number? I'm too lazy to go through and figure it out...

11-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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My Aperture Library is currently showing 309.57 GB. But that is all my photos back to 1999 and hundreds of scans...

There are 19749 items in the library, 5899 from this year.
11-24-2013, 02:21 AM   #6
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For 2013 for my K10Ds

102 GB so far this year just from digital.
30 GB from scans of film, but that's easy to go big.
11-24-2013, 05:05 PM   #7
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I think somewhere around 100 gb sounds right for me, not including discards.

Bigger question probably should be, who and how many back up their drives?

Thinking about a couple of 3tb drives in raid mirror sometime soon.
11-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #8
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So far....175GB almost entirely on jpgs. I ran 2 backups, one 3TB external, and another 3TB personal cloud (external HDD attached to the router).

11-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #9
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Just pictures, from the beginning of the year: 1.05 TB. One terabyte. I think I have a problem...

QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
The Sigma Merrill raw files (55mb ea.) converted to 16-bit tiffs (86mb ea.) really push that number up!
That's part of my problem. I've taken about 14,000 exposures with the K-5 IIs, 7,000 with the SD1 Merrill, and 2,500 with the DP2 Merrill. All are raw, but about 40% were blurry or multiple pictures of the same frame taken just to make sure I got it right, which were deleted.

QuoteOriginally posted by CRPhoto Quote
So far....175GB almost entirely on jpgs.
That's a lotta JPEG!
11-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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14.6GB and very few keepers as such but all will be kept because they are a record of my life.
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For 2013, Approx. 4500 dngs from a k100d... ~26GB. Some edited tiff's in there as well.

Backed up to an internal hard drive on the same computer.

Backed up to an external off site hard drive every few weeks (this is done when I clean off my memory card, so I always have at least one copy of everything separate from my computer).

Backed up to DVD's for ... well why not. I don't trust DVD's long term, but I have a pile of them.

So, just over 100GB for me. Winter's here, and this is when I usually do the bulk of my deleting so this will go down some.
12-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #12
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234GB since August. Everything else is on an external drive. Lightroom says I've taken 19,000 photos so far in 2013 using my assorted cameras.. 13055 with my K5, and 4633 with my D5100.
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12-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #14
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20.3 GB total including DNG's though I have twenty some rolls of film too.
There is a good reason for that, if a multiple shot is taken I have to decide which to keep right when I unload the camera and any photos with any sort of technical fault are also immediately deleted at that time. After that I go through and ask myself if an image has some sentimental value or special interest to me or is something that I would actually want to look at more than once (hang on the wall or use as a wallpaper). If it fails that it goes in the bin.
There are a lot of photos we keep that are beginners crap (you don't need 78 pictures of the same flower bed or 10 pictures of the same people sitting in lawn chairs on different days) or just not interesting and if you ask yourself you will realize you will likely never look at them again. That is one of the joys of digital, you don't have to keep the whole strip of negatives to save one image and shooting 100 images only to throw 99 of them away when you get back doesn't really waste money.

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