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How do you organise your photo's?
iPhoto 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
Aperture 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
Picasa 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
Adobe Elements 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Adobe Lightroom 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
Adobe Lightroom 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
Simple file structure 38%  38%  [ 11 ]
Other [State Below] 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 29
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:45 pm 
I thought I would make a poll for this topic so everyone could see what people do for managing there photo's. I apologise in advance if I have forgoton a major option

from the selection above, what is your choice with organising all your photo's?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:02 pm 
i at least assume its adobe lightroom organizing them for me, i just plug the SD card/camera into the computer and it automatically uploads them into 1 folder with sub folders by date.

sooooo its either vista or lightroom! lol i voted lightroom tho


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:46 am 
Name each photo, then save into one of 30 subfolders (by subject) under a PIC master folder (one of a hundred or so projects on my computer). Each day I spend about 5 minutes making sure each of about 120 folders on my 3 laptops are also up to date on 4 external hard drives plus a couple of thumb drives. Easy task, BTW.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:21 pm 
Shouldn't it be: "How do you organise your photos?"
instead of: "How do you organise your photo's"?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:28 pm 
Slapo wrote:
Shouldn't it be: "How do you organise your photos?"
instead of: "How do you organise your photo's"?


Well...yes but that's a bit pedantic!!! :P:P lol

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:34 pm 
Slapo wrote:
Shouldn't it be: "How do you organise your photos?"
instead of: "How do you organise your photo's"?


Im more interested in how other people organise there photo's than people criticising my spelling to be honest.

I am dyslexic and I get the luxury of having to put everything I write in a spell checker before I post anything and even then I still occasionally make errors. Sometimes I even get lazy and don’t bother with a spell checker at all, You would have a field day over one of those posts.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:40 pm 
Relaxation is a beautiful thing. 8)

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:52 pm 
I use Lightroom. I briefly experimented with Aperture 2 trial but found it didn't work the way I like it to for managing my images. It felt like I had to do too much work. To be fair, I didn't really read the user manual too well but I didn't need to do that with Lightroom at all. Lightroom automatically dumps my images in folders (as opposed to a big database), that are correctly named by date. Perfect for my needs.

Only thing I don't like (much) is the naming and ordering of folders by date. I want to have something like:

Code:
2008
   January
      01
      02
      03
      etc.
   February
   March
   etc.


which you can do but it orders the folders alphabetically. Ideally I'd have the folders named:

Code:
2008
   01 January
      01
      02
      03
      etc.
   02 February
   03 March
   etc.


But then I'd have to create the folders manually or rename them manually, which I don't want to do. I'm just being picky though! I have it like

Code:
2008
   01
      01
      02
      03
      etc.
   02
   03


and that works fine. I don't have to do anything, Lightroom does it all for me. Lovely.[/code]


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:46 am 
tobywuk wrote:
I'm more interested in how other people organise their photos than people criticising my spelling to be honest.

I though so, which is why I voted before I wrote that comment.

tobywuk wrote:
I am dyslexic and I get the luxury of having to put everything I write in a spell checker before I post anything and even then I still occasionally make errors. Sometimes I even get lazy and don’t bother with a spell checker at all, You would have a field day over one of those posts.


I wouldn't have a field day over it, I just thought that a thread without grammatical mistakes in the title is a bit more appealing when browsing through forum topics.

I apologise, but if I were to judge you're dyslexic just from the title, then there would have to be thousands of people with it on the web writing comments and whatnot everywhere.
If you said "Don't weigh in on the grammar", then I probably wouldn't have written something that suggests fixing the title.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:27 am 
I was a little offended as you took the effort to write a reply to the topic and all you did was criticise my grammar.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:19 pm 
is there any software that you can "tag" your photos for easy search? I want that realy bad, so i can seach lets say "landscape spain" and i get all the shots that have those two tags!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:27 pm 
Yea Lightroom can do it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:59 pm 
i think aperture can do this his also


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:25 am 
i really need to buy light room or aperature (i've got a mac) why does there have to be two now i can't decide what one i want! anyone tried both?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:08 am 
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I use Lightroom on my iMac to organise my photos. When photos are imported they are put into the following folder structure:

/Photography/RAW/<Year>/<Month>/<Date>

eg /Photography/RAW/2008/05/12

and the files are renamed

<Date>-<Time>.nef

eg 20080512-181500.nef

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