Lightroom Organization Workflow

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by artalliance, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. artalliance macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I am new to the trial version of Lightroom and I am curious about how you organize your pictures - inside and outside of LR.

    What info do you add when you import?
    Do you let LR create folders by date on your disk - does that get too cluttered too quick?
    Do you organize/re-organize the folders within LR or do you only do collections?
    Do you rename every picture? Or do you just add keywords?

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. technobear macrumors newbie

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    Switzerland
    #2
    im not a pro... but for what its worth, been using LR for a bit

    a) What info do you add when you import?
    - after i import, i) accept/reject ii) add rating iii) add keywords iv) use color coding for 'further work'

    b) Do you let LR create folders by date on your disk ...
    nope, i use top level for 'year' and then put in folder for each 'shoot'
    i.e. i use like 'rolls' in iphoto

    c) Do you organize/re-organize the folders within LR or do you only do collections?
    folders... not founds a use for collections. possibly because i use keywords so extensively!?

    d) Do you rename every picture? Or do you just add keywords?
    rename - no, though perhaps i should - but afraid of dups
    keywords, yup, add lots ... and use the heierachy to keep things organised
    i use keywords, for not only subject, but also tagging photos on how they are used/filtering

    what do people use collections for? and why use over keywords?
     

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