Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12737 posts, RR: 34 Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
Instead of spending hundreds on a programme for your photos and reggies, why not build one yourself using Microsoft Excel (assuming that 90% of those who access the internet have access to Microsoft Excel).
You can find this when you select "programs" from the drop down/up box where you have "Start". On Excel, you can set up boxes in such a way that you can have the info you want.
If (like me) you have your photos in albums, you can separate them like this:
That way, if you need to find a photo, you can go to Excel and ask, by aircraft reg, where it is, and it should,hopefully, bring up the entry for the aircraft,
EI-CPD A321 Aer Lingus LHR August 1998 Album 2, Page 10
You can also sort the registrations in alphabetical order, or in any particular
order you wish - e.g. start with Airbus and working in numerical order, e.g. A319 up for Airbus, the 707, 717, 727 etc. for Boeing.
Planefreak From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
Good idea! It sounds like a winner, however I have my pictures grouped into books of airlines, not the aircarft. I guess you can do it anyway you like. I am currently writing down N numbers on the bottom of photos in the books inorder to present them at trade shows.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
Yes, but tell me what I should do if I dont keep pictures in albums. Albums only destroy pictures. I would like to make some kind of data base of my pic collection. I have over 5000 pictures, but I keep them in the shoe boxes.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3226 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
A database program like FileMaker or Access is better suited to this task than a spreadsheet like Excel. Personally, I built a HyperCard program to function as my database, and included the functionality to generate the pages for my web site as well. Windows users could probably do something similar with Visual Basic.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12737 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1406 times:
I've now got up to No.1000, although I'm only getting about 50-60% logged, as I'm sticking to ones where the aircraft reg. is clearly legible.
As for Excel, I find it quite alright. It does what I want it to do, which is fine. For example, if you want to find a particular acft, scroll down from EDIT to LOOK FOR (with binoculars beside it), select "By columns" and "values",enter your reg in the box and press "Look Next" and it'll take you right to it. I don't know about the other ones, but Excel does I all I want.