|Grandmother's door and window|
2. I uploaded all formats of documents - Word, Pages, Keynote, pdf, etc. I also upload images, videos and a few audio files. While I can't directly open some of these files in Google, I can download them onto my computer - or a new computer if something happened to mine. I also weeded out any files and documents that I don't need or use any more.
3. I deleted documents and files from my computer that I don't use regularly or are a pdf format after I uploaded them to Google. This was a personal choice, which allowed me to free up some space on my computer.
After I finished with this project, I moved on to my photos. While I don't have thousands of photos on my school computer, I do have quite a few on my personal computer. Since I already have a gmail account, I decided to use Picasa - this is a Google product - to store my photos in the cloud. I did discover that Picasa with my school email looks different than with my personal email. I have a Google+ account with my personal email which accounts for the difference.
|Picasa with school account|
|Picasa with personal account|
Here's how I got started:
1. I went to the Picasa website - https://picasaweb.google.com/home
2. Logged in with my email account. If you are using a personal account, it will have your sign up Google+ as part of the process. What is Google+? In a nutshell, this is Google's version of Facebook.
3. I clicked on upload, entered the name of my album and did a drag & drop of photos from iPhoto into the album. This worked in most cases, but I did have a few times when I had to take the photos from iPhoto, put them in a folder on my desktop and then drag them over from the folder to upload them into Picasa. I don't know why, but as long as I had a work around I don't care about the why.
Since doing this with my photos, I found that I can send directly to a Flickr account from iPhoto. Here's how:
1. Open iPhoto
2. Click on Share
3. Choose Flickr
4. Choose set-up
6. Once you've authorized the Flickr account to iPhoto - read and follow the instructions - you can start uploading photos.
*Note: If you have movies within an event, then make sure you go into the event and just choose the photos to upload.
I finished up with my photos on Sunday and decided it was time to tackle the music. I don't know about others, but I have more music and audiobooks on my computer than photos. I think it's because I work better with music playing in the background. I'm one of those people who would love to have theme music playing as I go through each day. Sometimes a piece of music does pop into my head and starts playing during certain situations.
Seagate Slim Portable Drive for Mac which is comparable.) I still have over 500 GB of space available and that's after 28 audiobooks, 19 movies, over 3,500 pictures and over 2,400 songs. That doesn't count all the documents I also have backed up on this device. If I wanted, I could just use this litte portable external hard drive to back-up all the files on my computer.