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Photo stick

(7 Posts)
mrsmopp Wed 08-Jan-20 11:51:31

I have lots of photos on my mac and other devices. Several photos appear in more than one place. The date photo stick is being heavily advertised as it stores all the photos and removes duplicates. Could this be the answer? Photos definitely need sorting. Any advice?

rosecarmel Wed 08-Jan-20 14:40:47

I'd back everything up prior to trying it-

Iam64 Wed 08-Jan-20 14:46:49

watching with interest.... I almost sent for a photo stick but decided it could be this years bread maker.

silverlining48 Wed 08-Jan-20 15:32:53

Haven't heard of this so watching as I too have photos which badly need sorting.

Doodledog Wed 08-Jan-20 15:52:54

I am interested too. They are quite expensive though, and I’m not sure what they do that you couldn’t do yourself, with a much cheaper usb stick.

Chestnut Wed 08-Jan-20 16:23:45

I agree Doodledog - I can't see how they are different to a USB drive although it says they remove duplicates. However, this could be dangerous if you have photos called Image 1 and Image 2 etc. which may be different from ones from an earlier date with the same name but it will think they're the same photo? Cameras and phones all have their own way of naming the photos although usually this is by date and time nowadays which is good.
Some of these photo sticks are only 4Gb or 8Gb which won't hold a big photo collection. A lot depends on how large they are in file size. Older photos are not so large and I also have hundreds of scanned photos which are only about 800Kb each which is less than 1Mb. Phones today can take rather large sized photos which will use up a lot of space (3.5Mb or more).
For anyone who doesn't know about file sizes this is how they're measured:
Kb = kilobyte (small)
Mb = megabyte (medium)
Gb = gigabyte (large)

Chestnut Wed 08-Jan-20 16:31:07

Just as an idea of size, I've found folders on my computer:
1.75Gb in size containing 602 photos
5.75Gb in size containing 2,718 photos