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This is first in a series of articles that will review options in managing and archiving your photos. Closely related to the overall topic of Digital Asset Management, “Managing and Archiving Your Photos” will show you options available, how to choose what is best for you, how to build a management structure with reasonable effort, and ensure that your system can be used pretty much regardless of which software you choose.
We have all felt, from time to time, that managing our digital photos can be difficult, time-consuming and confusing. Organizing photos on disk is the first and most important step in digital asset management. I designed the method shown here to:
- Make photos easy to find, even years later
- Require minimum effort to maintain
- Provide flexibility to easily use any program you choose, or to use multiple programs (Bridge, Lightroom, etc.)
- Keep time spent embedding and updating keywording to a minimum
- Reduce computer time needed to search for an item or items