INDEXING MEDIA EFFECTIVELY

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  1. jack

    jack TPF Noob!

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    i'm working on an indexing solution with sufficient scope for
    a lifetimes output.

    here is a filename of one of my image-files.

    0072BW_PANTONE2707CVP_2004_ARC001_001_D005-008.PSD

    0072 is a resolution reference
    BW is "black & white", as we say :0)
    PANTONE2707CVP signifies the imagefile is duotone of black and PANTONE2707CVP (if the item is color, i would provide film name instead -
    eg FUJINPH400) or if was natural monochrome look , i'd enter ILFORDFP4125 etc)

    2004 is the year of capture
    ARC001 os archive 001
    001 is image # in archive
    D005 is a reference to the source negative scan's archive CD
    (the 1000'th archive CD of neg scans would become DA001

    -008 is the source TIFF on this CD


    im aware my system is lacking a MONTH parameter but can anyone
    suggest anything generic thats ommited from this ?
     
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    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    0072BW_PANTONE2707CVP_2004_ARC001_001_D005-008.PSD

    that sure gives a lot of the technical information, but how would you actually know whats in the photo? Or does this not matter to you at the moment? Just curious.
     
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    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    I use Photoshop Album, and am pretty pleased. I wish I had a bit more control over the actual file locations, but the program does a decent job of separating and organizing the photos, and the exif information is readily available.
     
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    hey shark :0)

    cool i'll look into that ty.
     
  5. GerryDavid

    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just a thought, how are you backing these up? CD's tend to cut the file name off after a certain point. And in thise case I think it would cut the last 3/4's off.

    The way I index my pictures is I have one directory for digital pictures. Inside this directory I have catagories, scenery, friends, artistic, etc, and backup. In the backup directory I have the same catagory's. back in the scenery directory I would create a directory, and name it say 2004-03-30 Scenery from Ottawa, then download the pictures from the camera in that. Then I run a program that I created and select this directory and set the file name to 2004-03-30-SFO, then it renames each file like this:
    2004-03-30-SFO-0001.jpg
    2004-03-30-SFO-0002.jpg, etc.

    Then once I copy these files to a cd, I move the directory to hte backed folder.

    But hwen I modify a picture I add to the file name, say 2004-03-SFO-0001-m-2004-04-01.psd which im sure is to long for a cd. Also I keep these in teh same directory and im sure im going to miss backing up a modified picture sooner or later. :0) Gotta come up with a better scheme for the modified ones. :0).
     
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    You could always use the Julian date. 4001 is Jan 1, 2004. 4032 is Feb 1, 2004, etc.

    You could modify the Julian date to add a leading character to denote a decade- 04001 for Jan 1, 2004; 14001 for Jan 1, 2014, etc. It's compact, and pretty simple. First digit is the year, next three are the day of the year.

    Might or might not work for you. :)
     

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