Best practices archiving digital photos
Any advice on digital photo archival or description? Would you keep files in RDBMS files so you can describe them with date, keyword, classifications and comments? Would it be easier to give plain old files long file names filled with keywords?
iView Media Pro if it's just for you.
A couple of people recommended ThumbsPlus to a similar query a while ago, and I found a thing called LinPHA (http://linpha.sourceforge.net/nuke/index.php) which seems to solve most of these sorts of problmes
If you have the money have a look at this: http://www.acdsystems.com/English/index.htm
Adobe Photo Album ( http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/main.html ).
there's a number of systems out there, sorry i can't reccomend one.
Paint Shop Pro 8 is bundled with a photo organizer. You can assign (unlimited?) attributes to a photo and query against those.
Any reason why these tag/query systems can't interoperate? It's the age of Unicode and XML after all... who has the biggest clout/who presents the de facto tag storage system?
ACDSee, which someone already mentioned, is pretty amazing for $50. It has a very nice system for archiving photos onto CD's and keeping thumbs and metadata in a database on the hard drive; very easy to find the picture you want and then it tells you which CD to load the get the whole picture file. (Of course you can also just get a huge hard drive and devote it to images.)
Take your CD-R to the local photo shop and have them print them on archival-quality paper. Then write who's in the photo on the back so you'll know 20 years from now.
Second on Photoshop Album. It's practical, easy to use, and doesn't take as much time as other "solutions".
I make a freeware image cataloguing program... maybe you find it useful.
I third Adobe Photo Album. I have purchased three copies (my parents, in-laws and self) I love it so much!
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