80's gal needs help choosing Photo Organizing Software

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Older Fossil
Older Fossil Regular Member • Posts: 150
Re: 80's gal needs help choosing Photo Organizing Software
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A couple of thoughts independent of whatever program you choose.

Try to develop discipline in always fully keywording your entries when adding.

Think carefully about the keywords you use.  Make sure to use keywords that will be clear to someone who may not be intimately familiar with your photos.  Use enough keywords to be able to search for fairly specific items.

I've made a couple of passes through my digital files from the past 20 years (I use Lightroom), purging images and improving the keywording on the ones I keep.  It would make it easier if I had been more complete up front.  I still find I get lazy when importing a large batch of new camera files and just use broad keywords.  I know I should take the time to get back and add a lot more specific keywords, but life always finds other uses for my time!

My $0.02,
Art

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