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Louise E. Lethbridge

member since: 11/15/2006

Photo storage and sorting

can anyone recommend any photo storage systems and software for sorting your photos to be able to search for them easily / categorise them etc

9/20/2011 9:02:55 PM

Carlton Ward
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member since: 12/13/2005
  Hi Louise,
This comes down to matter of how your brain works. My friend creates folders by date but I cant remember exactly when I may have taken a specific image so I do mine by event. I just shot a festival called Wonk and created a folder WONK11 and also label the images as Wonk11_0001.CR2 - etc.. by using the Adobe Photo Downloader that is part of Adobe Bridge. It also attaches my copyright name /exif data as it downloads them as well. This folder will be kept in a master folder called 2011 and every event and image I shoot during 2011 will go in this folder. I have folders going Back to 2000.
For Storage I keep 2 active 1 or 2 TB hard drives running that I work out of and also a 3rd that stays updated but turned off and on the shelf (just in case) because hard drives can & will fail.
Hope this helps,

9/22/2011 8:46:16 PM


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