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Just take a few minutes to chat about naming scheme. It may seem a little trivial, but in fact it's really important for you to develop your own naming system and then use it, because later on when you go to try to find images and you've got different naming systems at different times, they become a real nightmare. On the other hand having a consistent naming system will make organizing and finding and sorting through your images a whole heck of lot easier. Let me just show you what I do and maybe this'll give you some ideas about how you want to name your images. I like to have basically four parts to most of the images. These are the important images that I'm going to keep and work on them, put in my database and my portfolio.
I like to start out with the logical name like for instance Kim, because this is going to be a portrait of Kim and I may or may not call this Kim portrait for instance. We'll just keep it simple here. Then I like to put in a mode or bit depth. for instance, RGB. So when I look at this I know this is a photo of Kim and then RGB and then I'd like to put the resolution of which I'll be scanning this image we'll call this 300, because I want to this for prepress let's say. Then I'll always to have a three character extension on the end of my file and it happens that in SilverFast, and you can set up Photoshop do the same.
It'll automatically add that three character extension at the end of the file. Now as I mention if you want to have more detailed information. So you could do something like this Kim_ Portrait_RGB_300 and then I would save this out as a TIF most likely or it's a .psd file if I maybe working on it and doing some image editing in Photoshop. So at a glance I can look at this image and say, oh, that the portrait of Kim, I know it's an RGB image, and I know it's 300 print. So it's a high-resolution file. Now that just kind of naming system that I like use and if it were grayscale I'd have GS instead of RGB and if it were a 1 -bit black-and-white image I would have BW for black-and-white.
Develop your own naming system and use it consistently and you'll be glad that you did.
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