Cataloging My Old Images

I switched to digital in December 2003 and since then I’ve probably taken about 15000 images and I’d kept about half of those on my hard drive. But they were not ordered in any way and I had no easy way of finding any particular image. Moreover I had lots of near-duplicates and lots of […]

Self-Assignment: Best of 2007

During the last 3-4 months I’ve been looking through my images, deleting the weak ones, rating and adding metadata to the rest. About 40 images received either 4 or 5 stars and should eventually find place in my web galleries and printed portfolios. But since editing these images and dividing them in portfolios will probably […]

Managing Images

I’m still looking through my images: deleting, rating, assigning keywords. Thanks to Bruce Fraser’s “Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2” I’m quite fluent in Bridge and its image rating tools (0 – 5 stars plus five optional colors), but I’m having trouble coming up with a system of what these stars and colors […]

Captured Reflections

So I thought it’d be good to look through my past images and throw away any that are boring or double. At the same time I’m trying to assign stars, from 1 to 5, and give meaningful keywords. It’s a hard job that takes a lot of time, but I see some benefits from it: […]