Chapter 1: Blue-Collar Photo Management
In This Chapter
Managing your collection
Making necessary edits
Publishing your best photos
Archiving all your photos
Photo management — yikes.
You probably bought a dSLR camera to take pictures, not to manage them. (I did.) I realized early on, though, that hundreds of photos quickly turn into thousands of photos and thousands multiply into tens of thousands. Photos are like rabbits, I tell ya!
At some point, you have to get serious and start laying down the law of photo management, which is the subject of this chapter. I show you which software to use, how to track your photos, and how to establish a big-picture workflow.
Getting a Workflow
Workflow is a hot topic among digital SLR photographers because they do more than simply toss photos from their cameras into their computers. This type of photographer often develops, processes, edits, and perfects photos saved in RAW file format them before converting them to a standard ...