Thursday, August 12, 2010
Organizing Photos, Part 2
People lists the names of the people appearing in the image.
Manipulation lists stuff such as toned and triptych. Anytime I do something interesting with the image.
Style is for stuff like to denote an image is a portrait or is macro photography.
Setting is for if the image is indoors, outdoors or a studio setting.
Location is the location of the image.
Subject is what the image is of.
The good thing about using a root format is that these are very broad categories. No matter what the image is I will be able to categorize it. I have a few categories under Subject such as people, animals or plants. Under animals for example I then have mammals and insects. Under Mammals I have dogs which I can then set all of my images of dogs to have these keywords. If I decide at a later date to add a keyword for cats I will be able to add the keyword under mammals. To combat the problem of having to sort back through all of my previous entries, any images with cats in them will already be filed under mammal and will allow me to only search through the mammal keywords.
I am also using a Bucket System. I read about the bucket system at Digital Photography School. I recommend checking it out because it is a wonderful idea.
This method is completely untested but hopefully it will work the way I am hoping. I am currently organizing the photos and will post at a later date with how well it is working.