Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Why photo organization matters , part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Have you sat beside a friend who is struggling to find an image he wants to…share with you on his computer?…It's frustrating, isn't it?…So much so that sometimes you just give up.…Photo organization matters because our pictures matter.…They are the visual documentation of our life.…The people we care about, the things we see, and the creative expression we feel.…These are personal treasures that should be accessible, and we want to protect…them so we and our families can enjoy them for years to come.…I've observed that one of the problems that enthusiast photographers have with…photo management is that it often appears complicated.…
It doesn't have to be.…We have basic tools built right into our Windows and Mac computers that will…help us take control of our pictures.…The key to success is finding the tools that work for you, then consistently…using them every time you transfer images from a camera to your computer.…Consistency is the key to success.…I recommend that you start using these techniques with your next batch of…
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