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Tklimek

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« on: April 09, 2009, 12:27:57 PM »

Hello Chris/Michael....

Any idea on the timeline for the new tutorial on keywording, etc. might be on the store shelves?

I was getting ready to embark on a task of restructuring my workflow in terms of catalogs, keywords, etc. and may wish to wait for some strategies as presented in the new work.

Cheers.....

Todd in Chicago
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 03:31:47 PM »

Some time mid-summer, I would guess at this point. It's a huge editing job.

Michael

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 06:44:51 PM »

Wow....yeah I can imagine.

Thanks for the heads up; I'll just do my restructuring with my own strategy and see what happens when the tutorial comes out.

Cheers....

Todd in Chicago

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 01:34:59 AM »

Hi,

Some of the earlier videos by Reichmann & Schewe have some pretty good ideas and are fun to watch

My own 2 cents:

I'm using Lightroom, when I import the pictures I'm always using a Year/Month/Day structure so each day of shooting ends up in an own folder.
My other option is that I use date+filename combination when saving files. So an image called dsc0001.arw would end up as 20090411_dsc0001.arw

I'm unfortunately very bad at keywording. If you use Lightroom, keep in mind that keywords are annexed to the file (using sidecar XMP-files or inbedded in DNG) whereas collections are not. So if you loose your "catalog" you loose your collections but not your keywords.

Years ago I decided that I would convert everything to DNG, but now I found out that a couple of raw converters, namely Bibble and DxO wont work on my DNG files, so I'm doing "ARW" again, without being particularly happy about it.

Best regards
Erik


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Wow....yeah I can imagine.

Thanks for the heads up; I'll just do my restructuring with my own strategy and see what happens when the tutorial comes out.

Cheers....

Todd in Chicago
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 10:43:59 AM »

Thanks Erik....

I think I'll review the various LL tutorials, my books, and other resources such as your suggestion and come up with a naming system.  I know there is some good way to do hierarchical keywording and strategies for folder placement.  Since I'll be "re-creating" a master catalog, I'll also need two workflows; one for RAW files and one for the thousands of JPGS that I have from before I shot RAW <sigh>....

Cheers....

Todd in Chicago

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Hi,

Some of the earlier videos by Reichmann & Schewe have some pretty good ideas and are fun to watch

My own 2 cents:

I'm using Lightroom, when I import the pictures I'm always using a Year/Month/Day structure so each day of shooting ends up in an own folder.
My other option is that I use date+filename combination when saving files. So an image called dsc0001.arw would end up as 20090411_dsc0001.arw

I'm unfortunately very bad at keywording. If you use Lightroom, keep in mind that keywords are annexed to the file (using sidecar XMP-files or inbedded in DNG) whereas collections are not. So if you loose your "catalog" you loose your collections but not your keywords.

Years ago I decided that I would convert everything to DNG, but now I found out that a couple of raw converters, namely Bibble and DxO wont work on my DNG files, so I'm doing "ARW" again, without being particularly happy about it.

Best regards
Erik
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 11:10:28 AM »

Todd,

I don't want to make any propaganda for Lightroom, except that is the application I use. Using Lightroom I feel that JPEGs and "raw" mix perfectly, so I don't really see any need for two workflows. While I was using DNG I just imported all images as DNG into a folder called DNGImp, that would convert "raw" to DNG but just make a plain copy of JPEGs. So the only difference I see is that JPEGs have ".jpg" extension and cannot be manipulated the way ".dng"s can. So I simply put JPEGs, DNGs and tiffs in the same folder structure. Works for me...

Regarding the DNG issue, I think I'm probably going back to DNG pretty soon.

Best regards
Erik


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Thanks Erik....

I think I'll review the various LL tutorials, my books, and other resources such as your suggestion and come up with a naming system.  I know there is some good way to do hierarchical keywording and strategies for folder placement.  Since I'll be "re-creating" a master catalog, I'll also need two workflows; one for RAW files and one for the thousands of JPGS that I have from before I shot RAW <sigh>....

Cheers....

Todd in Chicago
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