Remember the days when smartphone technology was new and… kind of a bit shit? Where you’d go to do something like take a photo only for an alert to pop up telling you your storage is full? Thank Christ technology has saved us, with larger inbuilt storage as well as cloud technology making it so you seemingly never run out of space.
Unfortunately this has created a new problem though. You know those moments where you really want to find a cute pic you took of your kid/pet/self approximately three years ago, and in order to do so, you need to scroll through thousands – or even tens of thousands – of photos in order to find it? Yeah, that’s a problem.
I keep seeing advertisements for apps that target this specific issue by deleting multiples of photos, and the kind of crappy and blurry ones. Because you don’t need 26 shots of your kid doing the same thing, all taken within a 30 second window. Or do you?
With everyone banging on about Marie Kondo-ing their lives, clearing away their emotional clutter along with the Tupperware lids that don’t fit anything, I’ve considered doing the same with the nearly 25,000 photos on my iPhone. It’s like a clogged inbox, causing me needless stress, but the thought of deleting photos gave me an anxiety like no other.
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