[plug] Archiving / copying photos

Benjamin zorlin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 22:25:52 AWST 2021

The reason I thought to stress it is it gives you the chance to go back and
pick out things you missed or you didn't know were important vs doing it

You still have the job you're actually trying to do to work on and I don't
have easy answers, but treat it the same way you'd treat recovering a
database when the recovery tools might not work perfect and in fact you
might need to try multiple times.

It's easy to throw away a drive thinking you pulled everything you cared
about then have the "oh f*** I forgot this" moment, especially when you are
dealing with so many memories and unique things, and especially when some
of the significant things might not be obvious yet to friends and family of
the deceased. Little things that can't be recreated once disposed of.

Some day it gets to the point of diminishing returns and you can't ruminate
on it forever, but at least a few runs will be needed regardless of how
great a "pick the photos that are important" solution ends up being to use.

Again, if you're painfully aware of it - sorry.

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 22:21 Benjamin, <zorlin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry, to clarify -
> I meant as a first step, start with buying time by doing a full less
> stressful clone, then move to picking things out of the clone rather than
> just doing it directly.
> It wasn't so much a "here's your solution" as much of a "make sure you
> consider this as part of the solution" since skipping that step creates non
> obvious problems.
> If you already knew to use a simple dumb backup of the whole device as an
> intermediary, then sorry to preach to the choir :)
> I'm interested in this too as I've struggled with it myself, hoping I
> didn't just throw in noise.
> On Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 21:05 Brad Campbell, <brad at fnarfbargle.com> wrote:
>> On 10/6/21 5:25 pm, Benjamin wrote:
>> > I'd ingest everything as one DD image and then handle the rest later.
>> Accessing a bunch of files could be more stressful.
>> >
>> For backups I can see that, but this is more "let me plug your iPad in
>> and we'll scroll through 15,000 photos so I can copy off the ones I want".
>> I've had a few of those recently where people said "We want photos for a
>> funeral, do you have any of Fred" and I've manually scrounged through
>> thousands of photos in multiple directories and manually copied them out.
>> This is almost the opposite where I want *all* photos others have of "Fred"
>> but would rather go through the photos with the person rather than giving
>> them an iXpand and asking them to clone their photo library for me to scour
>> later. Where the iDevice takes a "live" photo, there's also associated
>> video with audio and I *really* want that too.
>> It's complicated.
>> I'll also have a look at Bill's macro solution. That one hadn't occurred
>> to me.
>> Regards,
>> Brad
>> --
>> An expert is a person who has found out by his own painful
>> experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very
>> narrow field. - Niels Bohr
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