I wasen't sure if this was going to be a Software or Storage forum question but this is more of how I'm going to use Lightroom and not the devices that I'm storing on...
Only recently have I really been watching my storage and orginzation on my computer so a lot of past stuff (older than a year) is not managed well. So, I'm going to take my day off for my birthday, thrown on my headphones are reorginize all my photos and delete my junk pictures. Here is question 1...Should I do multipule Catalogs or just one? I have 4 different "Groupings" of photos I'm considering; Personal, Nature, Photo Business/Portraits (future hopfully
) and biggest of all - Army Public Affairs. I have read plenty that a Catalog can handle plenty of photos (I know the Catalog is the database portion) I'm thinking only 1, I just wanted to see others thought's. So what I am thinking is the following:
1 Catalog - stored in:
4 primary directories on my Windows PC:
Then use Lightroom Collections to really make the orginization happen. Question 2, Should I put all the pictures, when I import to the computer, just under it's respective Directory on the computer or should I also try to add sub-directories to add orginization there as well? Right now, my Afganistan Directory has nearly 4000 images and the only Sub-directory is Developed