Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Making sure your camera is set up correctly, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Organizing your image library on your computer actually begins at your camera.…There are a couple of settings that if you take care of them there on your…capture device, it will make your life a lot easier later on, on the computer.…I'm going to go over a few of them right now.…Most of these are in the menu system.…Now, you are going to see screenshots for my menu.…Your menu might look different if you have a different type of camera.…But the system itself is pretty much the same from camera to camera.…You just go into menu and then you find these particular settings.…
The first one is date and time, and that's very important because you want the…correct timestamp for your images, so that if you sort by date or time or…whatever, everything is labeled correctly.…And that is a setting.…You just set the actual date, the actual time, off to the races you go.…Unless, that is, you travel, and go to a different time zone.…Make sure you update it then and watch out for daylight saving time.…When you change the battery in your smoke alarm, also update all of your…
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.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups