Need to sort out my images

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  1. Fleeting

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    Hi

    I have loads of images on my PC which are at least filed in years but other than that they are all over the place...'copies, edited images, resized ones'.

    I have just had a D80 for Xmas :) ( have been using a Ixus for the past 3 years for digital & a F90x which I had to sell to pay a Tax bill :thumbsdow ).

    How do you guys store all your pics? Is there software to help?

    Also I was trigger happy with my new toy on Xmas day and ran off 70 pics!. Do you recommend keeping it at 10mp/fine constantly? I did but it seems a waste of 'file space' when most of those 70 pics were just snapshots.

    Thanks and this looks like a good forum....I'll post a pic when I get time:D
     
  2. tontoshorse

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    try this for free.

    It also has a handy resizer for when you want to post on here.

    cheers :D
     
  3. barongreenback

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    On my PC I use Elements to organise my photos and it seems to do a good job. Just getting to grips with iphoto on the Mac at the moment.
     
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    On the pc I have all my photos sorted into folder for when they were taken, for examble i took some photos in poland in November so the folder for this is: 2006.11.14 until 2006.11.17 Poland. This way all the folders are kept exactly in the order that they were taken.

    Then if I do anything to these pictures in that folder, I will create a sub folder calling it whatever I may be doing for examble "collage" then do everything in there, making more copies, so that I will never end up deleting the original by mistake.

    Jarvis
     
  5. bstonehouse

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    Use Elements to organise photos with lots of tags. Store photos in folders called YYYY-MM-WHATITIS (e.g. 2006-09-MAJORCA) and also set up a tag for the folder name so that it is easy to find them in organiser by folder. Keep all the RAW originals offline on DVD.
     
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    Take a look at Adobe's Lightroom app. It would be my choice on a PC. That or Capture One and iView Media Pro.
     
  7. Fleeting

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    Thanks for the replys.

    I've installed picassa and it seems ok.

    What advantage would I gain from Lightroom over picassa?
     
  8. Fleeting

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    Oh...how do I change my name?

    Don't like 'boon' anymore.
     
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    I use acdsee some clever features. Has a duplicate finder and you can add keywords to your images so you can index them.
     

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