What method do you use to organize and store photo, element, video, and font files?
ELEMENTS: I have my own manual filing system that has umpteen main groupings with lotsa subfiles. There must be a better and more effective way that maybe isn't as cumbersome as mine. EX: I would have: -- elements>papers>patterns>stripes>maybe another subfile if there are many of a dominant color
PHOTOS: Essentially the same as elements, but identified to people. EX: photos>family>individual>event.
With some members, I have subcategorized by year.
I haven't really used PSE Organizer, but perhaps need to do that for photos. I think some use it also for elements which I was not too clear about?
BRUSHES: I don't store brushes, etc on PSE because I have had issues with the previous program versions and was told that this could slow down the program, etc. I have a separate brush program (similar to the font manager program). Brushes are still relatively new to me.FONTS: Same goes for fonts re storage on PSE. I have a separate font manager for that and install temporarily any I use although I eventually will put favorites permanently (once I decide what those might be). I am trying to be selective as there are so many available -- and so many alike of the same kind. I am going to need to learn which ones are absolutely necessary or applicable for scrapbooking --- and that will reduce the inventory by thousands no doubt.
Any recommendations or advice would be welcomed.
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03-04-2012, 07:05 AM #1
Organization and storage of files (photos, elements, videos, fonts)*******************************
Windows 7 - 64 bit
03-04-2012, 07:47 AM #2
The Get Organized Now class that Linda offers has some great suggestions on organizing supplies and photos. I use a photo manager called IMatch. It is more for the "professional" photographer, but I bought it before PSE came out with the organizer. I use a combination of a file structure and IMatch.
For photos I organize like this:
Photos +- Year +-01 January + 02 February ... + 12 December
Then, in IMatch, I tag my photos with people names and events or locations. Works pretty well most of the time.
PSE 9.0, 10.0, 11.0 and CS5, CS6 on Vista and Windows 7; IMatch for Organizing Photos
Nikon D50 (dSLR), Nikon 560 (point and shoot)