The Assembly Line Approach to Digital Asset Management
By Byron Jorjorian, www.naturephotocentral.com
Until recently, I suffered from scattered image syndrome. That is to say I had images and projects scattered all over my desktop and throughout multiple hard drives. It seemed a hopeless mess. As a professional nature photographer with more than 180,000 images in my files this can quickly become overwhelming.
I looked at various workflow programs but they seemed to be mostly a collection of tips for improving image quality, etc. That was great but there was no overall flow plan. I needed a way to handle thousands of images in a high quality organized and consistent manner. So I came up with my own workflow. It is loosely based on the assembly line approach from the manufacturing world. Here is a brief overview of my workflow it is in-tended to share the overall concept of my assembly line image processing approach.
IVIEW MEDIAPRO & CAPTURE ONE – The right tools for the job
I chose Capture One for my RAW processing. I believe it delivers the highest image quality with greatest flexibility and speed. I spent a lot of time studying the results from other RAW Processing programs before I settled on Capture One. I also chose iView MediaPro for managing my library of RAW images and my library of finished master tiff files. It delivers unparalleled flexibility for image organization, key-wording and searching.
I also chose iView MediaPro for managing my library of RAW images and my library of finished master tiff files. It delivers unparalleled flexibility for image organization, key-wording and searching.