Before you can work with your digital files, you need to make sure that they are organized in a way that fits your workflow. There are several different techniques that you can use to organize your data. What are they? In this video, join Kevin Ames as he discusses how to organize assets with a defined folder structure.
- Let's talk folder structure approaches.…Everybody has their own idea.…And photographers, I swear, are the absolute worst.…The reason is because, well,…we're human.…And we think we remember everything.…And to bring up…an old Chinese saying,…the shortest pencil is better than the longest memory.…We think we can remember where we're putting things.…And the reality of it is,…we're not good at doing that at all.…
So we come up with folder structures…that make sense to us…that might not serve us well over time.…For instance,…we could use the date and the client name.…That's pretty solid…because you can go back in the dates…and find out when the client started.…But it's not really, really robust.…Neither is the date and location.…So if you go back to a location many, many times,…you're going to have that scattered across the hard drive…sorted by date if you lead with date.…
And it's not necessarily the best way to do it.…The bride name, groom name.…Here's one that drives me personally crazy.…Because there's no consistency as there's no consistency…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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