Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding digital asset managers, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Digital asset managers allow you to take your photo organization to a new level.…And there are a couple of reasons why I think they are a little bit better…than some of the tools we talked about previously, and I'm going to go over those right now.…The first one is that they have databases underneath the hood, unlike more simple…tools. And what does that mean to you?…That means that when you enter a photo into an application, such as Aperture…here, or Lightroom that we're going to be talking about, that a record is created…where the image, and the information that goes along with it, is all in one nice neat spot.…
Now, once a record is created that means then you can organize these images, and…the information that go with them, in a variety of ways.…For example, I have star ratings here, and I have labels, and then I have…timestamps. They are all timestamped with the date.…So in Aperture I could look at things organized by date, or by rating, or by…label, and any number of different ways, and this is a real power of a database.…
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