Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding albums and collections, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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I am going to talk about albums and collections.…Albums are in Aperture, and collections are in Lightroom and Bridge. And what they are --…they are virtual collections, to use the word again, of images that don't disrupt…your basic organization.…And I'll show you: here I have an album of sunflowers. They are here in my…virtual file cabinet of flowers. I have both cactus and sunflowers in here, and…I've decided to make an album of just the sunflowers.…
Now these aren't the master images; these are pointers to the image.…But what's really nice is that you can play with them, you can delete them, you…can move them around, and it doesn't affect the structure of your project right…here, which is where the masters are living.…And just to drive home this point; if I were to take this album right here, and…go to Delete Album, boom!…It's gone, but in Flowers, all of my sunflowers are still there. I did not…delete those images.…
So this is a lot of power. This is something that you can't do when you're just…
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