Aperture 2 organization

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by steviem, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. steviem macrumors 68020

    steviem

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    May 26, 2006
    Location:
    New York, Baby!
    #1
    So I'm finally starting to use Aperture and I'm wondering how I should organize it.

    My main types of photos at the moment would be:

    -(My) Family (portraits and events)
    -Friends (p + e)
    -City photos
    -Sports
    -Cars
    -Landscape

    How should I organize my photos to both make sense and make better use of my limitied hardware resources?

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. odinsride macrumors 65816

    odinsride

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    #2

    What you listed would be better suited for keywords/tags IMO.

    The way I organize my photos in Aperture is:

    - Year
    -- Event
    --- Day of Event (if multiple days)

    Example:

    - 2010
    -- Hawaii Vacation
    --- Vacation Day 1

    From that point you can go through each event and add keywords like Location, People in the picture, Picture Style (Landscape, Macro, etc), Category, etc. Then just make Smart Albums based on your keywords according to how you want to view your pictures.
     
  3. mmoto macrumors member

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    Mar 21, 2009
    #3
    Set up multiple libraries such that each library contains no more than 10K or so images. This insurance against library corruption (spreads your risk). It will also keep Aperture snappy.
     

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