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agawthrope

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I have a need to identify images in a consistent way that's easy to use - and remember - throughout my catalogue so associations between images and the purpose of different images is understood.  To elaborate a little; from an original raw file I may have several variants all processed slightly differently to satisfy different needs.  For example, a variant for: my eShop; baryta paper; gloss paper; Unlimited edition print; Limited edition print etc.   

I'm sure these needs are not unique to myself and I'm wondering how others have satisfied them?  Currently I'm using a mix of keywords(mainly), Colour labels and handwritten comments as an overlay on the image(I'm using Capture One).

Key-wording images seems like the the most powerful and flexible solution, but it can get complex very quickly resulting in key-wording mistakes and difficult boolean logic. 

Thanks,
Andy
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BobShaw

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Re: How best to identify image relationships and purposes within a catalog?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 06:01:09 pm »

I just use keywords with Smart Albums.
All originals are in a folder caller Originals.
Anything worked on in a folder called Live
Anything finished in a folder called Final.

Each of these then has folders by year eg 2019 then camera eg 2019_Canon then shoot with first image 2019-09-06_20204.
Sometimes I add a project.
Each image has the raw date as  prefix eg 2019-09-06_1920204
The camera adds the image prefix and DPP adds the date

Easy to find any image.
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Re: How best to identify image relationships and purposes within a catalog?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 03:45:47 pm »

OK, Thanks Bob.

Since making this post I've spent much time with keywords and Smart Albums.   
Using keywords is not a perfect solution but it's pretty good. :-)  Associating a child image with it's parent image is messy with keywords, but elsewhere keywords work fine.

Cheers,
Andy
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Re: How best to identify image relationships and purposes within a catalog?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 06:40:12 pm »

Associating a child image with it's parent image is messy with keywords, but elsewhere keywords work fine.
How? You make a Smart Album called Family and include keywords John, Mary etc
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Re: How best to identify image relationships and purposes within a catalog?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 09:03:36 pm »

OK, Thanks Bob.

Since making this post I've spent much time with keywords and Smart Albums.   
Using keywords is not a perfect solution but it's pretty good. :-)  Associating a child image with it's parent image is messy with keywords, but elsewhere keywords work fine.

Clever, hierarchical, keywording goes a long way ...

Cheers,
Bart
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