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    Where do I store Photos or pdf files I have added to Reunion Multimedia?

    Hi everyone I would like to know where is the best place for Images or pdf files that I add to y Reunion Family File to be stored. ? Photos ? Reunion Files? different folder?
    Thank you

    #2
    The overall correct answer is "anywhere on your Mac"..... However, it is good practice and sanity saving to store all of them in one place. In my case, I store all of them in the Reunion Pictures folder within the Reunion Files folder. I do have some sub-folders in that Pictures folder. Hopefully, several members will respond with their advice and you' ll end up finding a method that works good for you.
    Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
    Jenanyan, Barnes, White, Duncan, Dunning, Luce, Hedge and more
    iMac & MacBookPro 10.14 iPhoneX/iPads 12 R12 & RT 1 Watch 4.3

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      #3
      In addition to what Bob White said, I keep an alias to the picture folder on my desktop to make it easier to get to.
      I rename picture/screenshot/document, drop into picture folder, then drop onto Reunion in the appropriate spot.
      rMBP, 15", 2.8GHz i7, 16G RAM, Reunion 12.0, iPhone 7 Plus, ReunionTouch

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        #4
        I have one folder named "111 Reunion Genealogy". easily findable with a desktop alias but also within the main "Pictures" folder. Within that one folder there are many numbered subfolders based on ahnentafel #s. ie I'm 1 (with me, my son and his Dad who has a subfolder there with docs on his ancestors); 2 my dad ie "2 Clyde Cox jr". This contains he alone or with my Mom and their children/ my siblings. #3 my mom; 4 my Dad's dad and children; 5 my Dad's mom ie "5 Grace Jones". All kind of documents are stored in these folders. Once you get back a ways to your brick walls the name of the folder might be something like "254 William Caldwell & Margaret McCune & older". That's the highest ahnentafel folder #.
        Sometimes there are subfolders within the direct gg grandparent in case there is much on particular children. example: e "16 Joseph Cox" with subfolders for his children where there is a great abundance of photos and documents.
        There are also folders for some folks who are either not related or so distantly related but for whom I have dozens and dozens of images/docs- these are in the 1000 series like "1002 Yaeger" or "1932 Mabry". (There are only a dozen of them so it's not a cumbersome amount) Many of these 100s or 100s of images are not ATTACHED to Reunion but easily findable findable within the one folder.

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          #5
          Thank you Barb, SGilbert & Bob, lots of interesting ideas for photo storage. I would like to back them up with Dropbox or iCloud and ideas? Which is cheaper which is easier to set up? I am using Mojave. Thank you

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            #6
            You have 2 alternatives for backup. Your phone is backed up to iTunes. Your Mac, which includes iPhone backups, also backs up your pictures AND Dropbox folder. Both are very easy. Have you used Time Machine with an external HD?
            rMBP, 15", 2.8GHz i7, 16G RAM, Reunion 12.0, iPhone 7 Plus, ReunionTouch

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              #7
              I have set up a separate Google email just for my genealogy. I use a Family Search folder that I sync with Google Drive for this email account. Inside the folder, I have subfolders for my major surnames, and within each of those, I have subfolders for categories like Birth, Marriage, Death, Military, Photos, etc. with subfolders within those if I feel it is helpful. Of course I back-up with Time Machine, but with the sync to my Google Drive, it is an additional back-up AND it is easy to access these documents when I am away from my computer.
              Researching DEBEE, FRERICHS/FREDERICKS, HAHNENENKAMP, JANCO, KOLK, PETRINI, WEISS

              http://familytreesandbranches.weebly.com
              http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.....com/~ilrootz/

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                #8
                This fall I have started to clean up my digital filing system. All of my census images, since they usually include more than one family member, have been moved into a set of folders by location. Media specific to just one person is moved into that persons file.


                But of course I have a number of photos with more than one person in the image. What is your technique for handling these files?
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                  #9
                  Usually there's a 'head person' in the photo—the one whose birthday/wedding it was, or the one whose house/garden they are in; so I put it there. Of course, you can add it to other people's Reunion page as well. But sometimes, if it's a good photo, I make a cropped copy for each person (using Pixelmator as it happens).

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                    #10
                    Thanks Michael. That seems to be a reasonable approach.
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                    Grant

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by gathompson56 View Post
                      .........But of course I have a number of photos with more than one person in the image. What is your technique for handling these files?
                      I throw all photos into one single file. My naming method forgoes the need for sub-files. FamilyName_FirstName or the word Multi_YearTaken_Location.
                      Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
                      Jenanyan, Barnes, White, Duncan, Dunning, Luce, Hedge and more
                      iMac & MacBookPro 10.14 iPhoneX/iPads 12 R12 & RT 1 Watch 4.3

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