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Posted 1/20/2013 by scrapsuzy in Digital Scrapbooking
 

scrapsuzy
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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:04:26 PM
Instead of scrapping tonight, I'm doing something that I have put off for far too long: Unzipping downloaded kits from the past 6 months.

I've done it here and there, with kits that I wanted to use right away. But too often I am guilty of downloading and forgetting.

It is fun to see my "new" stuff again, but I'm bored and want to scrap!


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Suzanne





fruitysuet
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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:45:55 AM
The downloading and unzipping is so tedious. I have a few I need to get sorted too.





lizj
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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:01:54 AM
Good luck, it does get boring!



blinks14
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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:54:41 AM
I didn't realize this was such a process for some people. My Mac does it automatically for me. Downloads and unzips and I never have to worry about it. If I did I'd probably be in the same situation.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:10:04 AM
I've left them for a bit in the past too, but when I get around to unzipping, I find some of the files to be corrupt, and by then, the links have expired to download again, so I really try to do them quickly--unless they are ct things that I know I can still download!! Good luck!! I've lost so many parts of kits that way!


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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:09:00 PM
I ALWAYS unzip immediately, as part of the download process. It kind of amazes me that people don't - I'm pretty sure I'd never ever unzip them if I didn't do it at the same time.


-- Janelle



fruitysuet
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Posted: 1/21/2013 2:49:33 PM
I do unzip most things normally Janelle, just now and again I get behind.

Blinks14 -

My process is:

download (into downloads folder - I know if they are there they need to be unzipped)
move into relevant store/designer folder
unzip
delete zip folder
collate kit elements into a single folder (I hate having a folder for papers, another for elements and so on - I am predominantly a kit scrapper for CT work so it is easier for me to have everything compiled into one folder)





lizziej
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Posted: 1/29/2013 3:18:56 PM
I've got a LOT of things that I've yet to unzip, and we're talking stuff back from about 2009 and 2010! I really am trying to get better about unzipping right away. Like fruitysuet, I like to get everything in one folder - I like to see what I've got to work with.


Liz

astilbelle
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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:27:32 PM
I let kits pile up for a month once and paid the price. So now I automatically unzip and import into iPhoto within a few days. I tag items by use, include the main color, and will even change the titles so I can search easily later.

I won't let myself buy anything else until I have loaded and tagged what I have. Now that's a good incentive!

janedee
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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:38:13 PM
I really got behind over the Christmas season, even though I try to spend at least 15 minutes a day unzipping and tagging. Finally, I'm caught up again!!


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jmgesi
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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:33:56 AM
This is where my impatience works for me! I always unzip right away, because I want to see my pretty, pretty new stuff! I just don't like to wait.

I haven't ever tagged a single thing, though. I REALLY need to do that. Dumb question, does Photoshop CS5 do that?


Jan

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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:43:35 PM
I need to do this too...been gathering way too many things that are still zipped and untagged....oy!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:03:01 PM

I haven't ever tagged a single thing, though. I REALLY need to do that. Dumb question, does Photoshop CS5 do that?
I think you can use Bridge in CS5, Jan. In PSE you can use the Organizer, but no such thing in CS.



peasacake
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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:18:37 PM
try unzip them all. That really helps.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:20:54 PM

I didn't realize this was such a process for some people. My Mac does it automatically for me. Downloads and unzips and I never have to worry about it. If I did I'd probably be in the same situation.


Another reason I LOVE my mac. It is just done for me. However, I am very guilty of buying items and not using them - ever.


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scrapsuzy
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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:03:07 AM
My Mac doesn't do it for me. I wonder why not?


*******
Suzanne




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