I notice that Michele always seems to have the perfect picture to illustrate her point, which means that she can find them when she wants them. Mine are loosely organized by topic and date. For example, I have folder for 2014 that has inside it a folder for family and another one for friends.
My jewelry photos are not organized in any order, except I guess alphabetically, which is the default and which is not really useful for retrieval. If I don't name the picture it gets sorted with all the other pictures from that date.
Do you use a naming convention for your pictures? What is everyone doing?
I'm a librarian, I organize my pictures in categories and sub-categories, for example Looming -> Bracelets. Within the sub-categories I try to start the picture's name with something typical, like Swirls or Spanish Tile Red, so I can remember them more easily. It usually works. Sometimes there are even sub-sub-categories
Not naming a picture is absolutely out of the question for me. I cringe if someone wants to show me a picture and has to go through img300 to img48374 to find it!
I have pictures of a lot of items that have sold...should I get rid of them? No but it would make life easier when it comes time to find a photo.
I would love to "Cat"agorize my photos but...the garage would be first, followed by the metal bin, stone bin,...well you get the picture...well, actually you may not, which is why you started this thread...right?
Anyway, I just title my folders and put on a date. I will eventually have hundreds of folders but the date really helps. Then at some point I'm guessing I will put all the necklaces in a larger folder, rings, bracelets, etc.
Post by violetmoonnl on Jun 1, 2014 9:39:26 GMT -6
Don't ask about organising foto's in the past week I made about 850 photo's of ca 285 creations, all of the creations from 2013 that I didn't make photo's of. When those are done I have to start on 2014. I still have to crop watermark the most part of them. And upload them to my website.
I keep them all in folders by type and then in new folders by year. Every creation I give an unique number. It starts with a letter (so I can see if it is a bracelet or a necklace or earrings) followed by the month (05) then the year (14) and then the artikel number (01-99)
Those numbers also correspond with the SKU's in my shop.
Last Edit: Mar 16, 2020 1:00:11 GMT -6 by caeterle
Carina, I like your system, that way you can always tell when you made the item. Thanks for the idea.
You are welcome, it's the easiest way to find photo's back, when you know the number I just type it in and my finder does the rest.
A few months ago I bought 70+ plastic boxes to store everything in. This way it's even easy to find the article I want faster. Have had it several times that I had to look through all my boxes to find a necklace or bracelet.
Now I just take the right article and year box.
Last Edit: Mar 16, 2020 1:00:42 GMT -6 by caeterle
That is so clever! I have made up numbers for my finished pieces that tell me what material they are made out of, but do not help me find them at all. Giving the picture the same number as the piece, brilliant!