I used to have a photo editor that I loved to hate. Have mentioned it before here; Aperture. It was Apple’s own, and they no longer support it, which I can understand. Good riddance, it was painful. The guy, in the photo shop here [sadly demised, greatly missed store], with whom I took the camera course five years ago, sang its praises. He had been to Halifax and taken a course in Aperture so he was the master of it 🙂 Compared to Adobe PhotoShop, it was really ‘cheap’, so I bought it. It’s all water under the bridge now, but one thing was good:
It totally altered my file system, which made me panic at first, but I grew to like it. That’s the one thing I’ve kept … the way to organize my photo files. One, big folder for the year and inside it, twelve sub-folders, in each of them one folder for each day [given that I’ve taken any photo that day]. That works for me, and I can’t even remember how I had them organized before. I’m really trying to be adamant about tagging them, because I know I difficult it can be to find an old picture otherwise. When I first got the Mac, almost three years ago, I missed out on tagging for some reason — perhaps because everything was so new. The tags follow the picture over to Flickr, which is my main, online storage. It still makes me nervous, because it’s Yahoo, and you never know what’s going to happen with them, but there’s nothing else I can do.
Yesterday I woke up to a bit of a ‘Winter Wonderland’, but that has all turned into a slushy mess now.