View Full Version : Now that we know where to store them HOW??

11-08-2006, 06:10 PM
How do you guys store your photos??

Most of mine still have criptic names and the assigned folders from the camera.. except the big folder that says


then it's just a ham hash of stuff..

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11-08-2006, 07:26 PM
Mine go in per date and inside by each camera... as I do proofs or post pictures the ones I use get moved up one folder as they get processed... that way when scanning the folders I can see what "type" of pictures are in each dates folder.

11-08-2006, 07:52 PM
all the shots that go on my site get a copy put into a folder thats labeled with my sites name and i keep a copy of that folder on the desktop and another in my external HD which i back up every month or so, all others go back into the orig down load floder but i name them then it goes on the external and from there i take the shots out and put em into corresponding folders... pets, animals, vacations, flowers and gardens, house, hikes...stuff like that!

11-08-2006, 08:05 PM
I have a standard "roll" like storage approach I'm using at present. Each time I come from a "shoot", I load them together. I first drag and drop my standard roll folder template into one of my picture storage shares. This standard template just has a few folders like, RAW, FINE, WORKING, and a few other little things I use. I change this from time to time. Once I drop it, I rename it from "New Folder" to "Roll-xxx-08NOV06-DescriptionOfShoot"... with "xxx" being a sequential number that I assign as my roll number. Whether I have 20 cards of images, or just 1, I use the same approach with all cards from a shoot comprising one roll. As long as I haven't shot more than 9999 images from one camera, this works fine (we've come close to that problem a few times). That is it for now.

Once I get my new NAS implemented, I'm going to be looking for a better networked solution. The problem I have is that all the tools I normally use are stand alone applications that don't let me maintain libraries across multiple PCs on a network... or at least I've not looked into doing it. I basically use just Windows XP folders and Irfanview to find images, then pull them into Photoshop to edit.

I have 3 seats of Express Digital's Darkroom, but I can't use that on my home computer, as its just too expensive for that purpose... and way to complicated for my family to use for viewing images. PhotoMechanic does what I want, but its also a bit complicated and I don't think it networks well. The Adobe stuff is just dog slow, but I'm hoping their new product will improve on this for library management. I may have to suck it up and go to IViewMediaPro at some point.

11-09-2006, 01:00 AM
Mine are divided up by DVD (approx 4GB per folder), then in each DVD folder, by date, with a description of the photos in the folder name. Something like this: