Our Next meeting: Wednesday 15th September 2010 :
"Digital Photography - How to manage your photo collection" -All

How do you manage your photo collection and what software do you use?

That is the question we ask and hope to answer at our next meeting.

Over the years we seem to have used numerous software packages or at times just a directory and file structure for storing and managing sets of photos but have we ever found that ideal application that does it all?

I hope as many of us as possible can discuss and demo the software packages and methods we use for managing photographs in our Digital World.

I know that personally despite trying numerous packages I still don't think I have got this right... (Gareth)

Our Last Meeting: Wednesday 25th August at 7:p.m.. Social Evening.

We once more ventured to Dovercourt to the Tower Hotel. As it turned out this was not uneventful as it was an atrocious night with constant rain, added to which at the last minute we had to chauffeur our organizer, Royal, from his home since his usual arrangements had broken down. So Gareth and I did the honours. We would have been very disappointed if Royal had been unable to come and it really cheered him up to meet all his old friends again.

Thanks Royal for organizing the evening which turned out to be a very pleasant evening with good food and banter all round. It was very quiet with very few other guests present.

Here are a few photos taken on the evening.


I am looking forward to tomorrow's meeting. Everyone should be refreshed after the Summer break.

Please note that the November meeting date is being rearranged since I cannot now make the 17th. We should know this new date after the 15th September Meeting.


ICENI Future programme

15 September Digital Photography and How to manage your photo collection Gareth et al
20 October Slide show evening All
TBA November "How to rebuild a RISCOS machine."
-making one machine from parts of two Risc PCs.
Frank, Gareth
and Peter
15 December Gadgets and Party evening All
19 January Social Evening - Venue TBA All
16 February Gigabit Networking , USB2 & 3 All
16 March Linux update Gareth
20 April AGM plus Games All

Meetings are now on the Third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated.

Our meetings are held at the Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE , for a map and other details please see the website. http://icenicomputerclub.users.btopenworld.com

The first visit is free and subsequent visits for non - members is £2·50. The membership fee is £20 due from the AGM date in April, but may be reduced for those joining late in the year.


Continuing our publicity for EAUG events, there is now a full list of meetings up to the end of the year on their website.


Tea/coffee/biscuits usually available.

Visitors pay 2.00 GBP for the evening, which is deductible from the normal joining subscription if you decide to join at a later date.

See the Membership page of the website for more information:


Meetings are at the Great Baddow Village Hall, on the second Tuesday of the month

opening at 7:30 p.m. for a start at 7:45 - 8:00 p.m.

For directions see below (note the new web addresses)

http://www.eaug.org.uk or 'phone one of the contacts on http://www.eaug.org.uk/ppl.htm

Ipswich Computer Club (formerly Mid-Suffolk Computer Users Group)

They have now moved to the St. Andrew's Computer Club at Britannia Road, Ipswich. They have picked up a couple of people from the Church and are seeking to include people from the Parish. There's not much about the Computer Club on the website (http://www.ourstandrews.co.uk) but there are a few words. (Ken Tew)

Special Notice - Insurance

"ICENI does not have any Insurance cover for computers or other equipment so please be advised that you bring machines to the club at your own risk."

However many household insurance policies will include cover away from home often with no increase in premium. (Ed.)

Our Website and Email

If anyone would like a copy of the CD of our old newsletters this could be arranged.

I am open to suggestions on what people would like to have included in the website.

Our website URL is

http://icenicomputerclub.users.btopenworld.com as a virtual domain,

it can also be reached using http://www.btinternet.com/~icenicomputerclub

Email to: iceni@woolridge.org.uk