|Self Portrait, Volunteer Park, Water Tower, Seattle|
Some diagnostics were run on the phone and because there were issues with some standard iPhone installed items I was told they would once again give me a new phone. Yeah, I thought! However, when it was recommended that I don't restore the new phone from an iTunes back up of my old phone I was totally bummed. I knew that this news would require me to re-create all my folders again and when you have 403 apps it is a long boring task.
Since the photos would not be transfered to the new phone because I wasn't restoring, I wanted to make double sure all the images I had on the phone were backed up on my computer. An employee recommended that I use iPhoto so I started asking some questions about the process of backing up this way and discovered that iPhotos file structure wasn't easily read as folders on the computer outside of iPhoto. I also discovered Photo Capture and that it 'dumps' all the images you have on the phone into one folder.
Being most familiar with Lightroom, I chose to use it to back up all my photos for two reasons: I could understand the folder structure and I could make an additional backup on an external device at the same time.
I had about 6000 images on my phone so I chose to back it up last night and returned to Apple today to get my newest iPhone 4s. Now I will have to make sure all my camera and processing apps are set up again to the highest resolution preferences. I will also need to restore my Hipstamatic purchases, reset my wallpaper images, enter all my wireless passwords...actually it is amazing how many presets you set up on your devices.
I am heading to Denver to see family tomorrow. I will be sitting in seat 30A moving apps into folders for 3 hours or so. At least I can copy the same folder structure I created on my iPad on Sunday. Who says technology saves us time?
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