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14 February 2009 @ 09:17 pm

In my bid to get photos for Lisa and to start organizing the kitsnaps stuff, I have discovered that I am simply *missing* the photography files from April-June 2006.

I have literally no idea how this is possible. I cannot imagine that I might have accidentally deleted them. Not three months worth of photos. And even if I *had*, I can’t even find the saved-for-web versions on any of the backups we’ve got, which is bizarre beyond belief. It’s like I was using a different, no-longer-extant computer for those three months, but I wasn’t. Or, y’know, maybe I *was* (I sold Gavin my laptop sometime in the first half of that year), but I know I had them *after* I posted them on Kitsnaps, because I printed this one out as a Christmas gift at Christmas 2006, long before we had the on-going series of computer crashes.

I am so bewildered as to almost not be upset or frustrated. The only possible explanation I can think of is that for some reason those three months worth of photography *all* got saved to a memory stick and were removed from hard drive, but I cannot imagine why that would have happened. Especially not just the original files but also the saved-for-web versions. Everything *else*, the preceding and succeeding months, are all saved in the same places. There’s no conceivable reason why those three months are missing, but I can’t find them anywhere.


eta: my high school photography teacher, who has a much higher version of Photoshop than I do, is going to rescue me/the photos. Let’s hear it for Facebook.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: confusedbewildered
mevennenmevennen on February 14th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Oh damn! I hope you find them. I hate it when stuff like this happens - it's infuriating.
kitmizkit on February 14th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm beyond infuriated. I'm just bewildered. And I'm trying to figure out what quality photographic prints I might be able to get from what's left. It's a stupid goddamned way to go about it, but in theory a decent, say, 5x7" print could be scanned back in at a high resolution and the image could be retrieved that way....
Sanguine Pen: 3CPsanguinepen on February 14th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Petite is featured in an article on www.threecrowpress.com. The new issue just went live.
ramurphy on February 14th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
er, I'm computer stupid and all, but can you not check a memory stick or three to see if they're there?
kitmizkit on February 14th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
I checked the ones I could, but the one it's most likely to be on is missing.
The Green Knight: Bruja Informaticagreen_knight on February 15th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
How frustrating :-(

I nearly lost a whole bunch of pictures that weren't copied properly, but so far, I'm good, but I live in perpetual dread of this happening.

My strategy is to copy everything to a hard drive and back them up on DVD, and not to erase them from my memory cards until I have those two backups, but my collection of images (80MB) has long since outgrown my computer's hard drive, so it's all external.

I hope you'll come across them on a little-remembered backup medium somewhere.