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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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ralinad From: ralinad Date: July 7th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I've heard awful things about aperture. Slow, cumbersome, etc. Find some reviews before you buy it.

I tend to use the adobe suite - mostly adobe bridge to manage photos, and I just keep them in directories by date on the drive, so you can open them up in any program you choose to try out. You'll skip importing them into iPhoto, which I find annoying.

To each his own, though.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 7th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I assume Aperture will be better by the time I buy a Macbook. I'm waiting for at least the second generation.

Currently, I have my own haphazard way of organizing my photos. I should probably design a better system.
ralinad From: ralinad Date: July 7th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally I put them in directores with a date and subject in the name, year first so they stay in order -

Example: 2006-06-14 party at blahblah

Those are then kept in directories until they reach about 4.5gb or so, then I start a new one. Each can be backed-up to a DVD then, and the numbers correspond. This has worked well for about 7 years now.

I back up each directory to 2 DVDs, I keep one set at home and one at work. I color-code those green, as in "safe"

The directories that I'm still putting photos into I color code red, as in "not safe". I try to keep a duplicate copy of each on an external HD, so if anything fails, if there is a fire, etc, I always have a backup. For cheap.

Your mileage my vary.
smed From: smed Date: July 7th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are obviously very concerned with you picture safety. I can't say I blame you. Although I only back mine up on an external HD. Not DVD burner. Might be worth it though.... hmmm...

I must say though - great idea of adding the subject to the date. I already download into folders by shooting date, but going through and adding a subject, while time consuming, may be worth while.
Damn... it would be spectacular to have a program that would tag things similar to LJ.
I wonder if Picasa does that... I just started playing with it...
sorry, I'm rambling on your comment... I'll go get a tissue.
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