Thursday, August 18, 2016
I'm still confused about images in the Gallery on the tablet and Google Photos, images that have been uploaded, images that have been downloaded, albums and folders. And then there's the Album Archive, which now houses all the old blog images formerly housed at Picasa, which Google did away with recently. The more recent blog images are in Google Photos, along with stuff I posted in class communities housed at Google, and some stuff from eons ago that I'm not sure where they came from, to be honest. I'll work it out eventually.
I've been having a conversation with myself for a few days, because it's really difficult taking photos with my 9.7" tablet ~~ too difficult to hold that large screen steady enough in both hands and push the photo button at the same time. Then there's the protective case, which folds back so you can see the screen to operate the camera, but then the flaps flop around and get in the way. The conversation is: should I buy a smaller tablet just to take photos with? There's nothing wrong with my now-old Canon PowerShot camera, but the ability to shoot a photo, manipulate it on the device, and upload to Instagram, Facebook or wherever without having to go from one device to another is a real advantage.
About this time, y'all are probably saying, Why don't you just use your smartphone? Well, I don't have or need a smartphone. I've been thinking about that too these last few days. Thing is, I hardly make any phone calls with my landline, let alone get a cellphone.
But a smaller tablet...well, I'm thinking about it. The reality is, I don't shoot nearly as many photos as I used to when I had several blogs and posted to most of them every single day. So I'm not yet convinced to buy another device. Also because, I can upload photos from my Canon camera to my computer to my Google Drive, and download them to my tablet so I can upload them to Instagram from there. Sounds horrifically complicated, but it's not, really.
I think I just need to go out and start shooting photos again with my camera first. If I'm not up for doing even that, then I clearly don't need another device.