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How many personal photos do you have on your machine (in iPhoto, Aperture, or whatever you use to organize them)?

1/1: How many personal photos do you have on your machine (in iPhoto, Aperture, or whatever you use to organize them)?

None 124 (2.94%)
Under 100 213 (5.05%)
100 to 499 323 (7.66%)
500 to 999 310 (7.35%)
1,000 to 1,999 445 (10.56%)
2,000 to 2,999 418 (9.91%)
3,000 to 3,999 334 (7.92%)
4,000 to 4,999 259 (6.14%)
5,000 to 5,999 286 (6.78%)
6,000 to 6,999 204 (4.84%)
7,000 to 7,999 164 (3.89%)
8,000 to 8,999 119 (2.82%)
9,000 to 9,999 97 (2.30%)
10,000 to 10,999 184 (4.36%)
11,000 to 11,999 58 (1.38%)
12,000 to 12,999 58 (1.38%)
13,000 to 13,999 33 (0.78%)
14,000 to 14,999 27 (0.64%)
15,000 or more 560 (13.28%)
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15000+
Authored by: Graeme_Smith on Aug 20, '07 08:42:19AM

I'm a serious photographer so I have 9000 images in Aperture and 6000 in iPhoto (almost 80 GB together). My photo collection is a bit of a mess…



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15000+
Authored by: Keltia on Aug 20, '07 01:39:40PM

I do not qualify as a serious photographer but I still have more than 4600 photos in iPhoto (which I will move over to Lightroom at some point) and more than 3000 in Lightroom now...



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Also 15,000+
Authored by: Felix on Aug 20, '07 10:42:34AM

Minimum of 100 saved photos/week.

Of course, many are archived so they aren't in the active database.



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The Finder
Authored by: GORDYmac on Aug 20, '07 11:27:12AM

I just need simple storage/organization, not not the be_all_end_all in photo management . iPhoto is just too much, but it works for most, I guess.



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Back 'em Up
Authored by: chrischram on Aug 20, '07 02:45:09PM

I back up my photos to CD/DVD at the end of each year, so I never have a gazillion viewable in iPhoto.



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Sniff
Authored by: rspress on Aug 20, '07 03:09:16PM

About 500 until my internal drive went TU. Of course a lot of the pix had the ex-wife in them so I am not too sad in having lost them ;-)




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11895
Authored by: rowand on Aug 20, '07 07:58:48PM

ls -alR ~/Pictures | egrep ".jpg|.JPG" | wc -l
11895

/not in iPhoto. Finder.



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Re: 11895
Authored by: spicyj on Aug 22, '07 03:29:51PM
or find ~/Pictures -print -type f | grep -i ".jpg" | wc -l.

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Re: 11895
Authored by: sjk on Aug 26, '07 01:33:40PM
The grep command in the previous versions will match jpg patterns anywhere within the filename. Try this:

find -E ~/Pictures -type f -iregex '.*/*\.jp?.g$' | wc -l

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Re: 11895
Authored by: zs on Sep 04, '07 03:15:19PM
A bit simpler:
find ~/Photos/Dir -iname *.jpg | wc -l

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zs

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easily 15,000+
Authored by: paulpro on Aug 21, '07 11:36:29AM

One day I hope to use iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, or possibly iView MediaPro (I wonder why Microsoft felt they had to buy it?) to organize all of mine, including screen shots and such, but for now my folder hierarchy works well enough.



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easily 15,000+
Authored by: styrafome on Sep 08, '07 09:32:26AM
iView MediaPro (I wonder why Microsoft felt they had to buy it?)

It's obvious if you go to their site. They needed it to complete their graphics suite, just as Apple bought all those other products to complete Final Cut Studio.



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Flickr
Authored by: mistert2 on Aug 27, '07 09:49:17AM

I have thousands of pics on Flickr.



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37,000 and counting
Authored by: atlynch on Aug 27, '07 11:49:13AM

I started shooting digital in 2000, and have a hard time deleting anything... I back up regularly to rotating pair of firewire hard drives. Everything is in iPhoto and has been for a while. I'm not particularly thrilled with the current version.

-Drew



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53,000+ You need more bins!
Authored by: Blah on Sep 11, '07 04:48:01PM

The first thing I thought when reading this poll was: Why on earth do the bins top out at 15,000 ?! And by looking at the clumping at the top end, my instinct was right.

At the very least you should have:
* 15,000-19,999
* 20,000-24,999
* 25,000-50,000
* 50,000+

That said, I'd still be in the top bin.

* maybe even a 100,000+ for those insanely prolific photographers. Either that or camera-obsessed parents. ;-)

Seriously, go edit the bins quickly....



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Almost 50,000
Authored by: shub on Sep 22, '07 03:31:03PM

iPhoto says it has 3875, but using CLI tools, it says I have almost 50,000:

% ls -1aR /Volumes/Data/ | egrep -i '\.(jpg|jpeg)$' | wc -l
48162



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