All around me are familiar faces

My brand new Macbook Pro arrived on Tuesday. Since then I have been spending most of my time setting it up just as I want it, tranferring things over.

For the first time in years, I was able to put the majority of my photos on my computer. The harddrive on my Compaq was very small, so I kept everything on my external. But the Macbook has a lot more space. And so, on Tuesday night I imported all of my photos from the last four years into iPhoto.

There are so many of these that I haven’t looked at in ages. There are even some high school pictures thrown in.

I’ve used iPhoto on and off since it’s creation - I’ve always worked with macs, at the newspaper and at both of my photo store jobs. It struck me as a fairly useless program designed mostly to annoy me.

Not anymore. Not only can I organize all of my albums by location (on a map!) but iPhoto now has this great feature called “Faces.” It’s like Facebook, but for your computer. So you “tag” people’s faces in photos and then you can search all of the photos of a person by name.

I was flipping through pictures, tediously tagging away when suddenly boxes started appearing on their own. Convinient! And then about five pictures into the album:

“Is this Kristen?”

A square right around Kristen’s face.

….

Apparently iPhoto can identify people! And it really liked Kristen. It now gets her in almost every picture.

And now I bring you something I found in the depths of my external hard drive, back from when I had purple hair and didn’t sleep much…

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Notice the fingerless gloves. I think they make me very emo.

5 Comments

  • By Faebala, June 19, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    I’ve never seen that particular photo! So cute! Your purple hair always turned out so much better than my blue hair. My red hair worked alright once I got it down, but yours was still more vibrant!

  • By Faebala, June 19, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    P.S. Definitely emo, but I have a soft spot for fingerless gloves. Sean wears them too. I want them so I can be cool when I play piano in the winter.

  • By Sebastian, June 19, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

    What a shame you grew out of that phase…

  • By Sebastian, June 19, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

    (I use fingerless gloves in the winter though, for typing. And I’m not emo)

  • By Laura, June 20, 2009 @ 12:51 am

    I think I gave you those gloves…. or did I give you wrist bands?

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