Managing Creative Inspiration Photos?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by zerocustom1989, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. zerocustom1989 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2007
    As I surf through the internet I tend to aggregate a lot of images that I find artistically inspiring. I'm just unsure how to organize them all and keep them accessible when I'd like to parse through them. Folder trees start to act like a quagmire.

    What do you guys do?

    I've thought about printing out post-card size prints of the images I like and adding them to a binder of sorts. I'm sure that violates a ton of copyright laws, but I'm not selling it!

    Thanks guys.
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    My "Mac Operations 101" class had a collecting and organizing project and this is how it went. We had to collect images from the Net and organize them into folders by common topic. Then we went into PDF mode. We made screen shots of the folder contents in finder and used PhotoShop to generate Contact Sheets from the folders selected. Acrobat's File/Combine feature created a single PDF with the index files and image thumbnails.

    Sounds complicated, but I can scroll through a PDF to locate an image. Beats looking in every folder.

    Here is what it looks like. Kinda...


    Attached Files:

Share This Page