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Take Control of Your Digital Photos by Jeff Carlson

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Organize Photos into (Smart) Albums

So much of the information about photography out there focuses (pun intended) on the art and practice of capturing images, but very little addresses what to do with the shots once they’re in captivity. The whole point of taking control of your digital photos is not just to find a place for them on your disk, but to work with them later—whether that’s editing a group of promising images the day they’re shot or assembling a slideshow three years later.

This is where the work you’ve done so far pays off. Armed with a photo library chock-full of metadata, you can locate images in a fraction of the time it would take to scan through them visually. I’ll show you how to search for specific metadata—such as keywords ...

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