Filing Systems

The "roll-lessness" of digital cameras is totally messing with my filing system, which up into the last couple of years had been roll-based. Each roll tagged by date. In general, this also corresponded loosely with subjects, locations, and projects.

Now, the camera software splits everything into days. On a busy day that can mean hundreds of photos in the same directory, where before I could be confident know it was unlikely that there'd be more than 40. Add CDs to the equation and it's clear the old system will have to go. What I haven't settled on is a replacement.

Suggestions?

November 11, 2003

 

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April
November 15, 2003 06:16 PM

Keep using the CDs or whatever else might be your preferred medium, but do yourself a favor and get a file tracking or database software--like Portfolio by Extensis for instance. You can create visual catalogs for yourself, attach keywords to certain images, and even use a search engine to look through your digital photo files.

I know I sound like a commercial, but you did ask for suggestions. :)

 

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