The Big To-Do

I’ve been putting this off for so long, and now I truly regret it.  I have a huge stack of DVDs full of photos dating back to about 2003.  It’s time I start moving them to an external harddrive for more back up.. I’ve purchased a 2-terabyte external tonight, but I cannot wait any longer – it’s all going onto my 750-gigabyte portable for now.

What I didn’t realize was the big to do moving the images from CDs to hard drive was going to be.  Apparently, I am not allowed to just move from CD to hard drive, I must import to my iPhoto library first.

I keep getting this error message when I try to move photos directly from the DVD they are on to my external hard drive, or even to my desktop.  Not fair, these are MY photos.So I must sit and import while listening to Pandora and making blog posts.  It is taking me all night just to move about 4 CDs of images to my hard drive.

It takes so long to import just about 300 images back to iPhoto from CDs I burned to get them off my iPhoto library in the first place.... Only to be deleted once I move them to my hard drive, which takes 30 seconds.As I write, I am trying to move the folder that appears when I insert each disc onto my desktop.  I’m not even sure what will happen from here, but it seems to be taking just as long – if not longer – than importing.

I keep trying new strategies to get around importing back into iPhoto, but it's not proving to be convenient at all.I’m sick and just want to go back to bed.  But I need all my photos at my finger tips for the making of my new website.  I have a deadline of December 8th, I’ve put this off long enough, I deserve this.  But, come on! Help, anyone?

UPDATE: something happened.  I don’t even know what this means. I just want to go to bed.
I don't even want to know what's going on now....

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