What do you do with your photos?

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BruceB609 Contributing Member • Posts: 608
Re: What do you do with your photos?

I have loaded shelves of many film ring binders but after selling my Leitz IIc enlarger for Nikon film scanners I thought it was realistic that I could browse digitals and keep it pretty well organized. That was when technology approached me with digital cameras. Reality has since overwhelmed me with so many thousands of images. All I can say is that my practice of rating image files makes it a tiny bit easier but at this point, a shot taken ten years ago can make me even wonder if it's mine, where it was taken or if senility is on its way in.

I have another problem though. I am also an artist, a painter and even the worst, ugliest, most pitiful image stored on the external drive may be the perfect idea for a future painting. Alas! I trash nothing.

I think it's time to look for better archiving software which could be more valuable than PS itself. I think Adobe Bridge is little more than sticking my toe in the shallow end.

So far, I create chronological order folders with a subject or place title hint. I need something better.

Honestly, I think camera firmware could help with category tags. If cameras can recognize subjects by now, then it would be nice in the EXIF.

Any photo organizing or image search suggestions?

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