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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
abmann
abmann
Shudderbug.
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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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