A&P how do you people organize your photos?

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  1. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i'm hooking up a 1.5tb SAN at my house this weekend, and want to use a good part of it for images.

    do you keep all of your RAW files in one place, and then move those ones you want to "keep" to another section of storage? You don't delete any photos unless they're completely crap, do you?

    Do you create folders based on date? based on location? :dunno:

    just looking for a great way to start from scratch.
     
  2. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    and i meant to say "you people", because camera people are a whole 'nother species. :o
     
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    let itunes organize your photos





























    :o


    Lightroom is in charge now, its all in one folder (with a mirrored copy on another drive).
    Then it begin a heiarchial structure, main themes first, travel, weddings, portriats, family etc, then sub sections, more if needed, then the actual folder.
     
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    aperture if you are a mac guy.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    lightroom is good on mac as well. And I would argue, much faster than aperture
     
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    I usually save all of the RAW files I've post processed and delete the rest of them. I would like to keep them all but I don't have the room.
     
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    i used lightroom until i bought aperture 1.5 when it became available. while i agree lightroom is quick and a very solid program i just kept coming back to aperture. the way aperture uses vaults is amazing and really takes the hassle out of backup.
     
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    I just let canons software download to where I specify and then import only the images that I am going to process into apertuer or open them straight up in CS3. Then I save them in another folder called final edits.
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    "you people. What do you mean you people?"
     
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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    I'm getting to know lightroom... I did it all manually before :ugh:

    So far... it looks like I will be buying light room after my 30days are up.
     
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    I have them in folders like so
      2006
      2007
        01
        02
        03
          06 actividad comida
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              large
    
    
     
  12. ace3

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    what do you mean by this?

    i was thinking about having something like this, which i think is the same as above. all images for that "shoot" will be in the "original" folder, and any I decide to edit/keep will be in the "edited" folder. Any downsides to this?

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    actually, the only downside i can see is trying to find a specific image from, say, a trip i've been on many times. i usually go to Guatemala 4-5 times a year, so that might be a problem trying to find an image from one specific time.

    hmm
     
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    that's EXACTLY the way I do it..since im using numbers instead of words for the months its automatically sorted

    Another thing..since I put in the folder name the descriptions of everything, picasa picks them up when I search for it

    So in your case suppose you have ten folders that say guatemala, just do a search for guatemala and all five appear.
     
  15. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    D:\Pictures\YYYY\MM-DD Name

    MM-DD is first day of the event.

    ex.
    D:\Pictures\2006\06-01 Ireland Trip
    D:\Pictures\2007\02-18 Birthday, Amanda

    works great for me.. using picasa I can easily search by date or name/tags
     
  16. ace3

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    that's kinda what i was thinking too. i use X1 as a desktop search, so i could just do a folder search on that.

    Actually, there's usually a reason why I go to Guatemala (for instance), so I would do something like

    Guatemala - Gabriel's Birthday
    Guatemala - Hot latin chick convention
    Guatemala - Return drug money

    then I could figure out which one it was a bit easier.
     
  17. ace3

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    what if your trip spans multiple days, do you just put the date of departure?
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    also, how many of you guys use Flickr? I love it compared to Picasaweb.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    yeah like the ireland trip spanned 2 weeks but the single folder just has the starting date on it
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I have a zooomr pro account that I wish was usable.. until they fix a few things it's worthless
     
  21. ace3

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    $25/year for unlimited storage on Flickr is great.

    I just wish they had a program similar to what Picasa has, that helps to organize & upload your photos. Maybe there will be a "plugin" for Lightroom & Flickr sometime, but I kinda doubt it. It would just be a lot easier to do everything in one program & upload selected pics in sets, than to have to piece everything together in a separate program.
     
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    aperture has a plugin in for flickr that works pretty good. you can create sets, edit metadata, and select output size. i am sure if lightroom accepts plugins it will not be far behind.
     
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    I'm still working out a new way with Lightroom, but you get the idea.

    FOLDERS - are the actual folders on your Hard drive, and can be in a heiarchy

    Organize within images via Flag (Flagged, unflagged, rejected), Colors (6 colors) and or stars (1-5). Makes it easy to find whatever you are looking for.

    COLLECTIONS - are the arbitrary folders of whatever you want. They are just refernces of the files and can be from multiple folders without increasing disk space

    also quick collections for current project you're working on

    KEYWORDS - assign keywords in a heirchy for fast searching.

    can be assigned at import to all, or selcted and stamped in a few different ways later on, can select whether it exports that into the exif/iptc info

    METADATA - Browse what lens, camera, location, creator, date etc

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  24. ace3

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    ^^ aaaaah. very slick. i'll have to give it a shot.

    that's not from your computer is it? You have that many lenses and bodies? :noes:
     
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    Lightroom

    I've tried a lot over time.
     

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