How do you delete your unneeded photos or do you hoard them like me?

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
NancyP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,464
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That's my problem. I acquired 10K of photos before I got a handle on using Lightroom. Now I have to go back to old folders and decide: keyword or delete? I delete technically insufficient photos, with the exception of family photos, "must go back to that location and reshoot" reminder photos, and wildlife "type" photos that demonstrate an unique aspect of a species well.

I do evaluate my photos as part of a series of shots of that day, to see what, if anything, the losers have in common. What mistakes did I make? Once I digest that lesson, the technically insufficient photos get deleted from disk. What this means, though, is that I may have undeleted copies on my backup disk.

I flag the most interesting photos, and rate those later.

Workflow is the hardest part of photography.

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