Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The nips are getting bigger

I have been taking digital photos in earnest since mid 2003 when I got my Olympus. It is interesting to look back on the numbers of photos I have taken and how much space I need to store them.
Year
Number of Files
Disk Space required
2003
5,947
3.8GB
2004
21,066
12.3GB
2005
19,074
10,5GB
2006
22,359
32.3GB
2007
24,412
53.5GB
2008
22,527
48.4GB
2009
17,897
77.5GB
2010
19,307
95.6GB
2011
23,573
151.6GB
2012
25,534
307.0GB
 
 
What is happeningWinDirStats graphic of the size of my archived photos is I'm not really taking many more
photos what I am doing is storing significantly larger files, specifically Raw files and Videos. The jumps in file size do equate to new cameras and/or change in practice (like shooting both jpeg & RAW but perhaps fewer bracketed sets). This is what the space looks like when visualized with WinDirStats. The darker blue are jpeg, the light blue .pef and red .cr2 are RAW formats, the  green .mov files. My collection is definitely becoming more colourful.
 
So I'm while I am pretty confident I will be pressing the shutter 20 to 25 thousands times this year. Also I hope the file size trend doesn't continue. Will I stop shooting and saving both RAW and jpeg? Certainly not! More videos? Possibly. A newer camera? Unlikely! Perhaps it is time to accept the nips are getting bigger and consider an additional external drive!
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