Best DAM software for someone starting from scratch?

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Bobthearch Veteran Member • Posts: 7,790
Re: Best DAM software for someone starting from scratch?

BigBen08 wrote:

Bobthearch wrote:

A system of folders and sub-folders organized by date and event,

a system that's not dependent on any particular software, and that doesn't chain you to any single software vendor, a system that doesn't involve catalogs or databases, that is infinitely expandable into the future (or the past), and works equally-well with any camera or editing software.

That is what I recommend.

Hmmm...kind of sounds like a Windows system of files & folders. Although I don't think Windows Explorer or File Explorer can search for tags - a persons name, for example.

Is that what you mean?

Iv'e never needed to tag, nor had the time to tag or rate thousands of photos.

If I need a photo of "Aunt Gertrude" from the 2010 reunion, I simply look in the folder /2010/Reunion.  It's not rocket science and only takes two seconds.   Even RAW files are shown as preview thumbnails in Windows Explorer, or any photo browser software.

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