I have decided to cut the cord with the current photo album software provider. This will mean that I have to rebuild the photo album experience from the beginning of when I started collecting photos or our activities, circa 2013/2014.
In background, I have to surgically remove all reference to the software’s data artifacts installed in the backend database. Besides there being a great deal of detailed technical work, there is a risk too of some loss of images, which constitute a photographic record of our history.
This comes at a pivotal time in the evolution of the Guild’s historical record. The surviving members present since the inception of our Guild in 1992 are shrinking in number. Having a photographic record is certainly a valuable resource to which we can turn to reconstruct memory and detail.
I will do all in my power to retain the record in its current model. That model does impart a notion of chronology so that we can definitively say “this event occurred with these people doing these things at a specific point in time”.
Meanwhile, please continue to take pictures and when the new album engine is installed and ready for your access, I will announce and we can collect your photos as enabled by the replacement.
Thank you for your patience during this time of change.