File Archiving Strategy – the Bucket System [photography]

Posted: July 18, 2010 in Photography
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Using metadata correctly means that images can be fully catalogued and images can be retrieved at any time without necessarily knowing which folder the file is in. King Penguins, Macquarie Island – Canon 5D MkII, 300f2.8L 1/500 second @ f5.6.

Filing

Where do you actually put your image files?

Do you file images in folders with meaningful names like “Sydney 01-01-2010” and “Perth 11-03-2010”, or “Flowers” or some such. What if it’s a picture of a flower in Perth; which folder would you put it in? Or would you put it in both? This is a physical filing system, not unlike literal files in a literal filing cabinet. It can serve as a filing system but it neglects the single most useful aspect of digital imagery – metadata. [read]

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