It's not a glamorous topic, but managing an ever-growing photo catalog is something we all face. Here are a few smart ways to get yourself on the right track with Adobe Lightroom to spend less time searching and more time editing and delivering.
In this video, Tim Grey gives some simple to follow guidance on what to do before you develop your personal organizational structure, examples to get started, how to connect missing images in your catalog, and how to rename folders within Lightroom. With these tips, you'll be on your way to a stress-free catalog where photos are exactly where you'd expect them to be, and can be found easily.
My personal photo organizational method is heavily time-based as the primary structure. That involves all folders and photo files having the four digit year, two digit month, and two digit day at the beginning of all filenames to chronologically sort them, then followed by a specific location. However, you may find that sorting by a city or something else as the primary sorter to make the most sense for your work. The goal is to set things up in tandem with how your brain also thinks of these photo events, that way there is no friction between the two methods.
What are your own tips for photo cataloging? Share in the comments below.