@Flashpro Ha, yes - I love beercaps, but some of the beers I took pics of in the past are long gone, and we can no longer get these pics. I hope you find a way to get them transferred one day, as I love going to a page that has at least one picture. And I have spent numerous time adding these to make the site clean and personable :P
@Chopz Oh no, I hadn't thought about pics being gone!
Well don't worry too much. I still have all of the pics both locally on some hard drives and in the cloud. The main issue I have is that trying to automatically move them over is a challenge because the new site uses about 3 different sizes of photos and that's done with a script that takes saves them in an Amazon S3 bucket, gives it a UUID for a filename, then gives that back to another script that saves it to the database.
Also, some files were too small and crappy and shouldn't be re-used, but I guess I can put some code in there to skip a file if it's too small. The other thing is that some of these files take about 2 seconds to process, because of the multiple resizing and saves, and cloud computing bills by microprocessing time so it will probably cost over a hundred dollars to go through all 20,000 pics ha!
@Flashpro Any way to get those old pics back. When I go on a website, and pics are missing - does not encourage me to continue on that site. We should have the old pics to where we do not have pics, at least for now, so it looks like a website that has been running for 20 years now.
@Chopz I can't figure out an easy way to have them converted into the new site format. So right now I'm taking all of the old full size photos and uploading them to a public folder. We'll have to manually upload them one at a time. There are over 23,000 beer photos...
@Flashpro Yes, this is my big beef. I have spent a huge amount of my time these last 20 years to take photos of the beer I drank, then uploaded them. Some I had to do some Photoshopping. Now, I am uploading new pics, some better, but take so much time. The internet with just words and not pics is not the same as a book.
I started working on brewery photos and did all ~800 photos belonging to the first 2000 breweries. 5117 to go!
It takes a bit of time to get them sorted out, uploaded, and processed, but the good thing is that it records the user that originally uploaded the photo.