Phase 5: Digital Asset Management
Digital photographers tend to produce large amounts of material quite quickly that multiply again when they are turned into different versions (e.g., color and black-and-white). Fortunately, digital data management systems offer practical and efficient ways to deal with large amounts of data. They are only really effective if you use a well-conceived concept for rating, grouping, tagging, naming, and storing your images.
Figure 2-10. Data management
Last but not least, you will need a comprehensive and reliable backup system that covers your new images, your processed images, your image database (if you use one), ...