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In this course, photographer Derrick Story teaches the concepts and techniques behind efficient photo management and backup, which becomes increasingly important as a photo collection grows. The course begins by showing how to transfer and organize photos "by hand"—that is, by copying them from a memory card to a hard drive without using software. In the second portion of the course, discover how to take advantage of the photo-management features provided by programs such as Lightroom and Aperture, by assigning descriptive keywords, by giving photos ratings and color-coded labels, and how smart album features can automatically collect photos that meet certain criteria.
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
This is a memory card reader, and for moving images from a camera to a computer, I prefer this, rather than connecting the camera directly to the computer. The reason why is that memory card readers, first of all they don't have batteries. That's very nice, so you don't run out of juice in the middle of the transfer. Also, a camera is actually a computer. It just happens to be a computer with a lens on it, which means weird things can happen when it's connected to your other computer. These are much safer. The memory card goes into one of the two slots here, you connect it to the computer, and off to the races you go.
Now, the other nice thing about a memory card reader is that it shows up on your computer like a hard drive. That means you can open it up, and you can drag images directly from your memory card to your computer, and we are going to be using that technique in some of the upcoming movies. So for quick transfer -- by the way, little bit faster than this; always good. So for quick transfer, and reliability, I think memory card readers are terrific.
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