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

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
roby17269 Senior Member • Posts: 1,570
Re: How do you delete your unneeded photos or do you hoard them like me?

kelpdiver wrote:

roby17269 wrote:

Yes I know that storage is cheap... and I've read the arguments along the lines of: "keep all your originals because in the future there may be better software tools that will be able to improve them further". These arguments are true but I still don't buy them because: a) every time I upgrade storage it becomes a longer and longer chore to transfer ever-increasing quantities of data, b) I have no time whatsoever to do trips down the memory lane to revisit old images and c) as I feel my photography is improving, my most recent shots are more interesting to me.

Copying 500Gb may take longer than copying 100Gb to complete, but your part of it takes just as long - enter the command. All of my actions can be automated here.

True, but it still takes longer overall. In any case I still don't see the point of keeping all the fluff.

I think you're correct in C) that the bar will be raised.  This can mean more images immediately get rejected as bad, but it also means a higher percentage of technically acceptable images.

True again, although the bar gets raised overall and my tolerance thresholds to what I consider acceptable or good get narrower and narrower with time

Your method of going through all surviving images on 5 separate passes seems very time consuming.  I think the Kelby method for identifying bad and great is much more expedient to getting something out the door fast.   If I find a few more great images later to add, great, but I don't want to wade through 90% of the images before I can show anything.

Perhaps I wasn't clear but in every pass I go thru a smaller and smaller set of images: what isn't marked with the top rating of a specific pass gets ignored in the following passes. It is true that deciding about an image in the last passes takes longer than it takes in the first ones, for obvious reasons.

To each his own. My method does take time but I am confident in it. I should add that I usually have no commercial pressure so I can take as long as I feel to.

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