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ERIN PHEILSpecial to the Daily
Erin Pheil
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Summit County, CO ColoradoDid you make a New Year’s resolution? I didn’t … so I guess I can’t provide you with a humorous anecdote here about how I no longer have the drive to keep working on it.If you, however, could use just a tiny bit more motivation to help you stay on track with your resolution(s), I’ve found the perfect little site for you.Called “31 left,” this site asks you to simply name your resolution – and then name a donation amount and a charity. The site will send you one follow-up e-mail in February to see how you’re doing. If all’s well, congratulations. If you’ve slipped, they’ll ask you to donate that dollar amount to the charity you named (they’ll even provide you with a direct link).

It’s quite fun to look through the other resolutions people have made, and to see how much they’re pledging to donate to charity if they don’t quite succeed.As I’m a sucker for both personal development and donating to charities, I just couldn’t resist sharing this site; take a look: http://www.31left.com.Tip of the Week: Rename tons of photos in no time at allSo you returned from your Florida vacation and dropped all your digital photos onto your computer. All’s great … except all the photos have names like “DSC00077.JPG”. No one could possibly have enough free time to sit down and manually rename every single file, either. What to do?

Rename them in bulk. (This is SO cool. Thank you CNet!!!)Assuming you’re using Windows XP, open the folder where all your photos are located, select View from the menu at the top, then select Thumbnails. Now hit Ctrl + A to select all the photos in your folder.Okey dokey, so far so good. Next, right-click that first photo and select Rename from the menu that appears. The filename for that photo becomes highlighted, meaning you can give it a more descriptive name, like DisneyWorld-Trip. Once you’ve typed in your new name, press the Enter key on your keyboard – and sit back and relax as your computer automatically applies that name with a sequential number to every single photo in your folder. Awesome!

Powerful Utility of the Week: The RenameIf you’re looking for more control and more options when it comes to renaming files and folders all at once, consider using “The Rename.” It’s sure to come in handy for all you professional and amateur photographers who take many, many photos at once. Learn more here: tinyurl.com/68gcv.See you next Friday, everyone!Based in Frisco, eRin pheiL is the primary creative force behind timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com). She can be reached via phone at (970) 668-0709 or e-mail at info@timeforcake.com.


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