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    Default What is your favorite software for managing images?



    Curious to see what others here are using to manage their image libraries. I have been using the Canon Digital Photo Pro software which came with my camera a bit more lately.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite software for managing images?

    I use Adobe Lightroom (currently LR4) for managing my library.

    LR has a library module, among others that is very useful. I generally use Photoshop CS 5 or Elements 10, along with adjunct applications (some AP-specific, others more general purpose) in either plug-in or stand-alone form for processing, LR for library management and some global processing functions, and for publishing to the web, print lab, or social media (Facebook, Flickr).
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    Default Re: What is your favorite software for managing images?

    I need to do something. Right now my ap is all over my hard drive. I need to come up with a system that I will actually use.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite software for managing images?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimt View Post
    I need to do something. Right now my ap is all over my hard drive. I need to come up with a system that I will actually use.

    Jim
    I am only semi organized at this point myself Jim. I need to remove duplicates from my libraries and also do better job of creating and managing a standard way of organizing psd files. I do well with captures but process data is bit scattered, seems I always have 20 folders on the desktop with various stages of process work in them.

    I give myself a D- in managing my files Work in progress! They are backed up redundantly which is good!

    I capture with my laptop then move the raw data over via network or thumbdrive to my tower computer inside the house. Need to clean up laptop which is filling quickly!

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    Default Re: What is your favorite software for managing images?

    Even with software infrastructure, part of the library function is adoption of a set of conventions and self-discipline about how folders/directories and storage are used, how files are named, and how versioning is managed.

    I'll spare the detailed background, but I have learned over the haul based in part on working in the IT field, managing my wife's digital image library (she is a professional studio photographer), my own AP work, and more recently the work I've done in commissioned AP and terrestrial photography. The human discipline and convention aspect is much more important than the software infrastructure itself.
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    Default Re: What is your favorite software for managing images?

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinPSD View Post
    Even with software infrastructure, part of the library function is adoption of a set of conventions and self-discipline about how folders/directories and storage are used, how files are named, and how versioning is managed.

    I'll spare the detailed background, but I have learned over the haul based in part on working in the IT field, managing my wife's digital image library (she is a professional studio photographer), my own AP work, and more recently the work I've done in commissioned AP and terrestrial photography. The human discipline and convention aspect is much more important than the software infrastructure itself.

    Agree wholeheartedly with that statement!

    I do well with setting up the camera files, need to practice better discipline handling the process work! No software in world will help without having a nice structured naming and filing system.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite software for managing images?

    Lightroom here as well. For years I did other options from free to paid, all across the spectrum. I really like Lightroom (using 4 now, started with 2) and it integrates well with PS CS5 (fixing to be 6) and a whole slew of plugins for my photography business.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite software for managing images?

    I use zoom browser (comes with camera) allows me to adjust images on the fly and allows me to see what's in eachfolder almost at a glance
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    Default Re: What is your favorite software for managing images?

    I use ACDSEE Pro 5. It is an integrated Image Library and Editor which is somewhere between PS CS-whichever and Gimp or IrfanView, and has had a much less expensive Upgrade cost (the PS CS3->4->5->6 killer for me is the 30-40% cost per upgrade for at most 5-10% Feature Upgrades).
    ACDSEE Pro 5 has some 16-bit processing tools, but like PSE most are still 8-bit only.
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