Digital Photographer's Guide to Media Management

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The first step in digital photography is getting the shots. The second is dealing with image storage, back up, and retrieval. Get advice on hardware and media-including internal and external hard drives, CDs, DVDs, and networks. Learn how to keep your files backed up and organized so that you can easily categorize, apply keywords, and search for images using that information. Creating a system that works for you is easy once you know your options.
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Overview

The first step in digital photography is getting the shots. The second is dealing with image storage, back up, and retrieval. Get advice on hardware and media-including internal and external hard drives, CDs, DVDs, and networks. Learn how to keep your files backed up and organized so that you can easily categorize, apply keywords, and search for images using that information. Creating a system that works for you is easy once you know your options.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579907167
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: A Lark Photography Book
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Storage Needs 13
Digital Differences 14
Digital Advantages 15
Digital Disadvantages 16
Storage Considerations
What to Save 21
Original Captures 21
Master Image Files 21
Additional Files 23
Capacity Requirements 24
Current Needs 25
Projected Growth 26
Total Storage Needs 27
Portability 28
Availability 29
Full-Time Availability 29
Archival Storage 30
Making a Plan 30
Chapter 2 Storage Options 33
Storage Media 34
Internal Hard Drive 34
Capacity 35
Speed 36
RAID Configuration 37
CD 39
Media Options 39
Speed 40
DVDs 41
Media Options 41
Speed 42
External Hard Drive 43
Capacity 43
Interface 44
Bus-Powered Drives 45
Network Storage 46
Server 46
Network-Attached Storage 47
Network Performance 47
Dealing with Big Files 48
Media Maintenance 49
Storage Media 50
File Formats 51
All Geared Up 53
Chapter 3 Storage Basics 55
Creating Structure 56
Folder Structure 57
A "New Captures" Folder 60
File Naming Convention 60
Preserving Original Filenames 63
Saving Files 63
Location and Filename 64
Format 64
Batch Renaming 66
Strong Foundation 70
Chapter 4 Image Browsers 73
Role of the Browser 74
Browser Options 75
Adobe Bridge 77
Configuring Bridge 77
Lightbox View 78
Preview View 80
Rating and Labeling 81
Slideshow View 84
Performance Limitations 85
Seeing Clearly 88
Chapter 5 Image Management Software 91
Role of Image Management Software 92
Image Management Options 92
Extensis Portfolio 93
Getting Started with Portfolio 93
Metadata 94
Background Cataloging 98
FolderSync 99
Organizing Your Files in Portfolio 100
Galleries 100
Keywords 102
Finding and Accessing Images 104
QuickFind 105
Searching from Palettes 105
Find 106
iView MediaPro 107
Getting Started with iView MediaPro 108
MediaPro Preferences 111
Info Panel 112
Batch Processing 115
Color Profile Management 116
Getting Organized 117
Chapter 6 Internet Storage 119
Remote Storage 120
Advantages 120
Disadvantages 120
Strategy 121
Storage Options 123
Site Hosting 124
You Get What You Pay For 125
Transferring Data 126
Storage Services 129
Internet Backup 130
Storage at a Distance 131
Chapter 7 Backing Up 133
Importance of Backup 134
Backup Options 135
Backup Media 135
External Hard Drive 136
Optical Media 137
Tape 138
Internet Backup 140
Software Considerations 140
Backup Schedule 142
Scheduled Backup 143
Manual Backup 143
Verify Your Backup 145
Offsite Storage 146
Safe and Sound 147
Glossary 148
Index 159
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