Digital asset management is important when you have a plethora of digital files that you need to keep organized. A way to keep them organized is by using your computer’s file browser. How does this work? In this video, Kevin Ames discusses how to use a computer’s file browser to manage digital assets.
- We use file browsers more than we would think about…in our everyday work with our computers,…our phones, and our tablets.…They allow us a quick access to our files…and they are useful for manual organization.…We can move stuff around into a folder sequence…that makes sense to us.…It may not mean something to anybody else,…and it works for us.…We can rename files in a file browser,…and a good example of a file browser…in the Mac is the Finder.…
In Windows, it's Windows Explorer.…It's useful for searches as we mentioned earlier,…using Spotlight on the Mac or Cortana on Windows,…and it's useful for sifting.…By sifting, I mean finding the better form…of each version of a file.…That's particularly true in photography.…I may take a thousand photographs in a fashion shoot…on two or three outfits and we're only going to use…one or two images of each outfit.…
That requires a tremendous amount of sifting…to drill down and get the very best image to use…for the final output, whether it's on the web,…whether it goes to print, whether it goes in a trade show…
- 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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