Help organizing my Design Files.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by hdsalinas, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    #1
    Hi,

    I work as an in-house designer. The company I work for has many different departments with completely different field of activities. I mostly design brochures, ads, flyers etc.

    I have implemented a simple file organization system. Inside my "design" folder, I have created a folder for each department and inside those I have created subfolders for different products that I have designed for them (eg. Ads, Brochures, Posters).

    So far it has worked fine, but my problem is that sometimes I would like to be able to create "smart folders" that I can name for example "ads" and see all the ads from ALL of the departments. What would be the best way to set this up?

    Could anyone recommend a website with best practices on organizing files and naming them?
     
  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    Bump

    I too would like to know if this can be done.
     
  3. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    The easy way would be to create a folder with aliases that link to the originating files. So, your folder for "ads" would contain aliases to all of your ads and those could be anywhere. Though, I'm not sure how efficient this would be if you get busy.
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    If you use Adobe Bridge, possibly a series of Collections and/or Smart Collection would work for you?
     
  5. bocomo macrumors 6502

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    this plus keywording would be good
     
  6. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    I think what you're looking for is a digital asset manager. Like extensis portfolio. I'd look into that. I think it could handle what you're looking for.
     

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