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Old 17-08-2013, 12:17   #1 (permalink)
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How do you store digital picture files?

Hi All, my first question on here since joining.
I have 18 folders which store all my film negatives, no problem except that I haven't indexed them so if I want to view one I need to think about date, and trust to luck which file it is in.
Now though I am on the 'digital' scene and have a chance to index all shots and file them in categories, I download to the computer and having had a couple of hard Drives in the past give up on me I resorted to buying a NAS server in which I have 2 x 1TB hard drives 'raided' or mirrored.With the D800 having such large files I have now bought another one but with 2 x 2TB HDD. I currently file all my NEFs in one folder, any TIFs in another and anything for the web/social media as JPEGs in a third. I normally then burn my NEFs to DVD and am already on my 5th folder!
Am I confusing myself this way or is there a simpler way?

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Old 17-08-2013, 13:38   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

I think that everyone will have their own system that will make sense to them.

I use a folder structure with year folders and sub folders for individual shoots/events/holidays etc.

For instance

2013 - sub>camera club

Subs in camera club
Outings/models

Sub in outings
Ivinghoe Beacon

This folder will be where I upload the RAW files and will contain sub fiolders for Tiff 16 bit, Final Edits and Web. When I've completed my editing I delete the 16 bit tiff folder as I can always generate another 16 bit tiff from the RAW if needed.

In addition to my year folders, I have other folders that will be used in more than one year. The portfolio for my bathrooms/kitchens/anything man, Skies/clouds, a couple of my own portfolios, a couple of holding folders and a couple of dump folders where the results of varios actions will end up.

This structure - not separating the file types onto separate drives - means that there is only one master drive to back up.

These are on a 2TB drive, backed up to another 2TB drive and also to an externat 2TB drive. I also burn the final edits to DVD.

A word of caution about DVDs. Unlike commercial DVDs, home burnt DVDs do have a shelf life and will gradually deteriorate. The rate will depend on the storage conditions the disk and the burn speed. I've known DVDs to last for more than 10 years and as little as five years. Good practice is to copy them regularly, but doing this will also copy any deterioration, so a new burn is preferable. You can now get archive quality media that is guaranteed for 200 years, but you need a special recorder too (I think)
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

My folder structure is
camera > date/description
and hold all my RAW and TIFFS which are backed up to external H/D and online Cloud

Web processed files
date/description
and usually hold 2 copies: 800px for here and 500px for Facebook, backed up to external H/D and online Cloud (so when out and about can display any processed file from the last 10 years! )

Used to use CDs/DVDs but gave up due to excessive numbers and unknown reliability
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I use a cloud service for sharing pictures, but I only sync jpgs. I tried to upload some tiffs but it took far too long. When fibre optic cabling is the norm and the prices come down a cloud or two will be a good back up option. I've heard of a couple of cloud companies going bust with the loss of every subscribers data.
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

I started something similar Graham, "yyyymmdd-where taken" and included subfolders for TIFs and JPEGs, but then if I wanted pictures of say a Red Kite or Long Tailed Tit I didn't always, or more to the point, couldn't remember which folder they would be in. As I have also created my own website and need to update periodically i wanted to have pictures in subs:
Birds>Birds of Prey-NEFs.
perhaps I will still do that but then have the TIF and JPEGs in the same folder: e.g
Birds>Birds of Prey>NEF/TIF/JPG.

A good point about CD?DVD archiving, I keep all mind in an Archilal folder, that is another reason for getting the new NAS Server to down load them again and reburn them; that'll keep me quiet

Basically it's the NEFs I'm worried about as I can always recreate TIFs and JPEGs.
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

The system here is simple. One directory named "DigitalCameras"; sub directories for each camera, under that directories for each year and finally directories named by the date the files were downloaded.

The disk is a RAID system, with a backup onto a separate server. And an external USB drive as well.

Graham has been fortunate with his DVDs. I've had ones that were unreadable when trying a week later.
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

i use hard drives havent a clue what raided or mirrored ect means its beyond me. i save each shototshoot under a name i associate with it,, thats it
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

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I started something similar Graham, "yyyymmdd-where taken" and included subfolders for TIFs and JPEGs, but then if I wanted pictures of say a Red Kite or Long Tailed Tit I didn't always, or more to the point, couldn't remember which folder they would be in.
In that case you need to use a digital asset management system such as you get in Lightroom and Capture One and others. You can apply keywords, ratings and colour tag on import (or any combination) and at any other time and then retrieve tagged images even broken down to the camera or lens used. You can also make collections in Lightroom or smart albums in Capture One that populate themselves from criteria that you decide on from your whole catalogue (or catalogues).

I remember Dave Canon posted about using Lightroom to search two years of images to find half a dozen images suitable for what he wanted in under 10 seconds.
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

When I first started digital I writ my files on a cd even then experts said they wont last and I some cases they have not, so my important cds were copied onto a external hard drive that has been saved on other external hard drives and when I pop my clogs I have a external hardrive to give each of my grandchildren! If they dont like the pictures they will still have hard drive to load as they wish!
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I would certainly still recommend using Lightroom for digital asset management. Whether or not you use Lightroom, an alternative or just a set of folders, you do need to be disciplined.

Martin Evening suggested that, if you use Lightroom, you can just put all of your images in one folder. In practice he does not do that and I doubt that many do. However, the key message is that you do not need a complex set of folders because LR can find images by searches. I use LR to import my images from my cameras and by default I have LR place the images in a set of date folders. The top level is year, the next month and LR also creates a day folder as needed. There is some sense in a basic structure in that, if I lost all my LR library data (unlikely as it is well backed up), I would at least have a sensible structure to start from. I always delete unwanted images, colour code, rate and keyword all images as soon as I import them. I also add GPS data now though not really essential for me but is easy in the LR Map. LR can use all of this information plus EXIF data for any searches. There is no need to store images for different cameras in different folders either as LR can recognise cameras down to serial number. This is important and LR applies my Raw rendering based on the camera as I use calibrated profiles for each camera.

I keep my most recent 4 years Raw files and all final processed images on my hard drive (just over 15,000). I can find any file or group of files using a simple or complex search and LR displays the results in a fraction of a second.
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

Like Stephen, I would strongly recommend avoiding CD/DVD's. Some years ago I used a camcorder (analogue) to record my children as they grew up. I then digitised and edited and recorded onto 15 or so CD's (DVD format). Initially these were fine but a few years ago some of them were no longer readable. When I checked a few months ago NONE were readable (they are between 7 and 16 years old). Fortunately, I kept the analogue tapes and recently re-digitised them. I did not keep the original digitised files other than on CD's because a. I thought they would last, b. I did not have enough hard disk space at the time.

This time I have made 3 copies on three different computers and, after some editing, plan to distribute copies to my children.

Most of my Camera Club members stopped using CD/DVD's long ago for back up because they are unreliable. The problem is that there is a big difference between the way commercial DVD's are written and home DVD's. The former are much more permanent but the latter very prone to failure.
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

+1 on lightroom, but you have to discipline yourself to use the metadata feature. a system of YYYYMMDD-subject makes for a lot of searching still..

When I do a shoot, while the images are indexing and making their previews... I select them all and enter the year, month and if they are all from the same place, i'll enter that. then i'll go though groups or single images and type in what's in the picture.

I only started doing this late 2012. so everything from 1999-mid 2012 is a no-man's land that I am slowly going through and tagging. If it's a slide I am scanning, I put right in the metadata 'filmslide'

Finishing is on my bucket list..

it was nice the other day when i had company over. Who comes to ME wanting to see my pictures - so it's not a captive audience hey let's look at my slides type of situation.. To be able to just type a couple words in a search bar and have exactly what i was looking for pop up..

As for storing, I have three copies. One goes to an external drive. One goes to a drobo on my network, and then the server that is on has a script, which copies everything new, but does not delete anything to a raid 5..

But I've got 16TB's of storage online here.. 12 of it being RAID or RAID-like which means it combines multiple disks into one logical drive, and one or more depending on the RAID level, can physically die and your data is still safe.. just q a replacement drive, and it rebuilds itself.

Further, my external drive never spends the night in the same building as my server with all it's storage. So if i have a fire, and one of the buildings survive, i still have my images..

This is what happens when tech geekdom and photography cross paths..
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to be honest lightroom seems very complicated, my OH uses it and rate his images etc etc it seems an awful lot of hassle insteda of putting your files into a folder called the name of hte shoot. simples
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Martin Evening suggested that, if you use Lightroom, you can just put all of your images in one folder. In practice he does not do that and I doubt that many do.
I think that you might be mis-interpreting here. I've got a folder hierachy that suits the way I think, but it is all in one over-arching folder called photographs. This does make it easy to copy/store etc unless you have one dedicated drive for your images. I also have some video, old AVs and other imaging related stuff on the drive, so it is conveneint to have one folder containing my photography folder structure.
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In theory there is no reason why you cannot use just a single folder called say photographs for all image files processed, unprocessed, any date, any camera, any subject. Providing you added keywords etc. you can easily select specific images or groups of images with a search. In fact most times I search for images (e.g. Architecture, Birmingham, EOS 5D Mk ii, 2010 to 2011, Monochrome, HDR), I would select all my images (i.e. top level folder containing all image files) and apply the search to that. The fact that I have some sub-folders makes no difference to this search and the outcome would be the same whether or not I used sub-folders. However, I accept that most of use do like to use some sub-folders (even though it is unnecessary with LR). I personally use a date hierarchy as I choose to work through my images in date order but others may choose a different structure to suit their own needs.

What is useful is to use virtual folders (Collections in LR) to group images for convenience. You can set smart collections (e.g. all files rated 5* dated later than 2012) so files are automatically included in that smart collection. I often create manual collections for a specific competition, holiday, event etc. when it is useful to have that collection for a limited period. Because they are virtual folders, the images are shown just the same as a physical folder but LR just points to the original file and does not make a copy hence almost no additional storage is needed. You can also do this using The Bridge.
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Age sorts it all out. First you put things in files then sub files then sub sub files.........then you forget which sub sub file it was......then you forget which sub file ........then you forget which file...then which drive........what's a computer? ....is this my house? It's great being old...you don't remember anything to worry about
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Several hard external hard drives that have images on them now going back to 2002. Check them regularly to make sure they are still working. In fact had a contact the other day from a dutch cyclists after a photo from 2008, which even with my messy files I managed to find. I just put things in year order & then can usually find from there by doing a search.
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Simple date arrangement - year / year-month / year-month-date
I do not like to store everything in one directory/folder - file systems have a directory content limit that can be exceeded, and searching can be tedious.
Date organisation doesn't really concern me, I only use it as a simple method to separate the files and keep the directory content manageable should I need to do a manual search for anything.
Files are originally classified as ToDo/pending and backed up immediately by using a mirrored 3Tb RAID setup. They will be further backed up the same evening by an overnight external backup.

I only ever use DVDs as a distribution process. Similar to others, I gave them up as a storage medium some while back when I realised that the scientifically declared CD life of 30 years was not achievable. I regularly make backups of my music collection because of the lifetime of CDs. The lasers become weak and I do not trust this mechanism for long term storage, especially if CD/DVD readers become a thing of the past.

To make life easier I classify everything with tags using a database. A simple search throws up any picture that I want in less than a second. e.g. nature/birds/owls/and so on. I can also do fuzzy searches by drawing something similar to what I'm looking for on the graphics pad - not really used this though.

If I have a special need, like an event where people may want copies then I will group copies of the pictures under a separate folder as / [event] / RAW / finished set (jpegs).

This whole system is managed for me by using Digikam which is free software available for Windows or Linux. I am not certain of its status for MACs. As Graham points out an asset management system like this becomes essential once your library becomes cumbersome.

I only use the Internet to send large files through DropBox but as our Internet connection is not the fastest I would be waiting all week for any backup so it is out of the question to use a cloud, but maybe I will try it for just jpegs.
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Re: How do you store digital picture files?

Thanks all, obviously the subject isn't closed. Many different ways to save, sort and archive, and Jake's post made me laugh,
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I spent most of Saturday PM and evening checking CD/DVDs that went back to 2003, fingers crossed they all opened ok, so will be checking regularly.
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I back up to 2 seperate 1TB external harddrives. They are cheap now really under £50 a pop. And take much less space than DVD's etc.

Similar conventions.

Have a folder for the Camera and Year -> Date of Taking (RAW store) -> Processed folder (normally name of place taken - so I can view easily in Picasa).

When the Camera Folder gets to big for comfortable viewing in Adobe bridge I move to another one. (usually about half way in year). Easier for me to see without scrolling around.

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Canon650D-2013v1 -> 2013-08-30 -> Bournemouth
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