I need to start labeling my photos, either locally or on my Flickr account, but preferribly locally. Part of the whole tagging and captioning bit is to easily find photos, right? It’s going to take some time to go through all 14000+ photos I have.
I’m using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 to label my library of photos. I’m not sure it’s the best tool or the best method to manage photos, but I’ve been using Photoshop Elements since version 2.0, so I have considerable time invested into this software. The tagging slash commenting method is more open then proprietary (thank goodness) - being able to write the comments to the file. If I decide to change software, then I’m (hopefully) assured that the information I have put into the photo will still be there.
Next year, I hope to be fully on the Mac platform only. I’ve been pining for the new Mac Pro, foolishly thinking that getting such a beauty will help me tame the organization beast. Though iPhoto is an interesting program, I don’t know if it is robust enough for my needs. I’ll need to see what else is available on the Mac.
Wait a minute, did I say 14K photos? Oh my gosh! I thought I only had about 7,000 photos. I have about 6,000 posted on Flickr, so I only have half of my photos backed up online.
So I made a deal with my wife, farrah, that if I get my computer room in order I can get that sweet Mac Pro. Sounds easy, right? Well if you know me, and if you’ve seen my computer room, it’s easier said than done.
I guess you know what I’ll be trying to accomplish this weekend.