Culling your photos after a shoot is the only way isolate your best shots and get rid of the clutter. But does culling anxiety get in the way? If you can’t bring yourself to delete any photo, JUST IN CASE, here’s what you can do about it.
Image organisation is the science (or art) of organising your photo collection so that you can find or search your images later. Browsing software simply shows your image folders and their contents, cataloguing software imports them into a database for faster and more complex searches, grouping in albums and often non-destructive editing.
Image organisation is a big topic. We all have very different needs, expectations and levels of understanding when it comes to keeping an ever-growing library of images organised.
If you shoot jobs for clients, it's relatively straightforward because you're likely to have a linear shoot-cull-enhance-share-archive workflow. If you keep a large stock of photos which you'll constantly re-visit, re-work and re-use it becomes a lot more complicated and you may need a database-drive tool like Lightroom or Capture One which will offer faster and more advanced image searches.
Navigating Lightroom Folders and Collections
I don’t really like Lightroom folders and collections, or at least the way they (don’t) work together in Lightroom Classic CC. Quite often, you can be browsing photos in a collection and wish you could quickly see the rest of the pictures in the same folder. Or you might be looking at pictures in a […]
How to manage Lightroom RAW+JPEG pairs
Yesterday I looked at how Aperture handled RAW+JPEG pairs and today it’s the turn of Lightroom (now Lightroom Classic). At first glance it looks as if Lightroom RAW+JPEG pairs work in much the same way, but there is in fact a significant difference: Aperture imports both and lets you choose which one to display; Lightroom […]
Capture One Pro 7’s offline mode springs a surprise
Capture One Pro 7 is a big upgrade on the previous version, and one of the biggest additions is the built-in library function. It now works just like Adobe Lightroom, storing all your images in a searchable database, complete with Lightroom-style Collections and Smart Collections. You can also use it in offline mode. This means […]