With nearly all photography digital, how you manage your images has become something of an issue. I’ve taken over 110,000 images in the last 10 years, and have some methods that work to stay organized. I want to first discuss some of the general concepts and then share the software tools and work-flow I’ve been using.
Photo management starts when I import the files onto my system. I use a photo importer by Adobe that came with Photoshop Elements. When I insert a media card it detects the images and brings up a dialog notifying me that images were found. I Select Elements 6.0 and start the download. When I first setup the importer I specified the directory where I want my files and also have it add information such as my name and copyright. I have that information added directly into the EXIF portion of the file so that it remains with the