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drbill

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Although I shoot video, I extract tens (hundreds?) of thousands of stills from the video. Each file is coded with the date and dive site:

halibut California burying itself 2007-08-30 HR-a

One copy of the image is filed chronologically by dive site, another according to the subject matter (all California halibut images in one subdirectory under the proper fish family).

I wrote an xBase program to create a database of all my images and can search that to find the stills (and therefore the video footage) I'm lookin for.
 

alcina

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I do it easy...

ImagesAug07
-> subfolder "land"
-> subfolder "VR"
-> subfolder "cars"
etc

all underwater stuff gets dumped into the main folder and then the specific shoots get dumped into their respective sub folders.

I use the keywords in Bridge or Lightroom to "search" for stuff. I'm kinda bad at coding the images, but when I do it works a treat :wink:

Lightroom is cool coz you can search by camera, lens and all sorts of other things as well as dates, keywords etc.

OH yeah, I don't rename my images usually.
 

hvulin

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I use different folders for underwater and land pictures but they all have a subfolder with year and then subfolders like: 2007-08-24-Dive_site which makes:
/my_home_dir/pics/sub/2007/2007-08-24-Dive_site

this is nice for sorting...
 

JamesD

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Generally I have

Folder for where/when, example "2007.05.Curacao" (normally don't include the day unless I goto the same place twice in a month which is rare.

Then under that I have two sub-folders, originals and videos (I take quite a few videos with my camera, so need that)

Then I copy all the originals into originals, rename them all to be something reasonably appropriate eg: Curacao.Underwater.Kortape_Point.001.JPG

(so for underwater it's normally placename.underwater.divesite_name.unique_number.JPG)

Then the photos I manipulate and decide are my "best" shots go into the main folder, normally I try to limit this to 36-40 or so for any given folder.
 
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