Computing Group Meeting
25th March 2021

Meeting Content

Subjects covered:

  • File formats
  • Finding files on your computer
  • Metadata
  • Photo Apps
  • Transfering large files across the Internet
  • Facebook Privacy

A little detail on the meeting…

This was a continuation from the previous meeting.  We had a look at different file formats used by digital images and who to search for files using wildcards.  We then looked at additional metadata that is included in a digital photo.

We finished this section with a quick look at free photo apps on Windows, macOS and Google Photos.

During the meeting a question came up about transferring large files or a large amount of data across the internet.  There is a limit of 25MB for Google mail attachments.  One suggestion was to use a website WeTransfer, link is below.

https://wetransfer.com/

Lastly, one member's Facebook account had been cloned using their Facebook photo and access to their Facebook friends. We had a look at the privacy settings to limit who has visibility of your friends on Facebook. There is a privacy checkup you can use on Facebook to view and change your settings in one place. Click the link below to view how to use this tool.

https://www.facebook.com/help/443357099140264

The next meeting will be on the 29th April 2021, if you are interested in attending use the group's contact form.

 

Below is the PowerPoint presentation used