Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting strategies for using keywords, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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I think a big part of keywording strategy is designing a system that works with your brain.…For instance, my view of the world is going to be different than yours, it's…going to be different than a doctor's, it's going to be different than a…realtor's view of their photo library.…So I am going to go over some of the things that are important to me, and then…just talk a little bit about developing a strategy that's best for you.…So looking at this picture here, I tend to think in terms of elements when I am…keywording. The first thing that I am looking at is plant, animal, mineral,…those types of things.…
So I tend to add a keyword for the dominant feature of the photo; in this case,…we have flower, and part of the plant family.…Now that's a big deal to me.…In addition to that, if there's anything distinguishing elements, anything…unusual about the shot, in this case, a bee. Because, as you saw if you watched…the previous movie, some of the cactus flower shots had bees, and some did not.…So the ones that have bees, I make sure that I add that as a keyword.…
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