I use Aperture to organize and edit my photos. I tend to group everything by subject (Baby, Family, XMas07), then name the photos under a generic name. Details are kept in the EXIF tags as well as the date.
I try to keep the names under fifteen characters in length.
I do not use spaces in the name, but use an underscore or hyphen where appropriate.
I use all lower-case characters.
photo = short name
00 = sequence number
filter = PS/Aperture filter or version
I hope it helps
I have a query. I work with the Creative Suite and have pictures and other files linked to various documents stored in different folders on our computer. We don't have a server so the files are on our working computer.
1. How should I name the links?
Should I use a descriptive one e.g. "Tree_in_Desert.jpg" or psd etc; or do I use the cameras naming convention or do use a combination of the above?
2. Should I organise the folders by project and have copies of the photos in the project sub-folder or keep a general photos folder for each client and have one copy of the file and let the programs link to it??
The reason I ask is that when I open older files in Illustrator or InDesign they say the link has changed even though the link hasn't. And before I came to work here the filing names had spaces.
Does it make a difference? I just want to sort out our filing system so that when a link goes missing it's easy to find.
Any suggestions would be helpful.