Unexpected picture problems

I promised my parents to make copies of some of my Yellowstone pictures.

I took a series of Old Faithful erupting, and named the files based on eruption time, as:

(45 minutes to eruption)

(start of eruption)

(two and a half minutes after)

I do my image manipulation in gimp, which runs on unix-like machines. The place I go to get the pictures printed uses macs. I had forgotten that the mac doesn’t allow a “:” in a filename (because 10 years ago the mac used “:” as a directory separator rather than “/”). The results was that none of my geyser pictures printed.

It’s a little frightening how something as silly as that can keep a picture from printing.


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