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The workflow involving the storage, organization, tagging, and cataloguing of digital images, particularly with software such as Aperture, iPhoto and Adobe Lightroom.

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What's a good strategy for choosing which photos to keep?

Since moving from a 6 megapixel DSLR to a 12.5 megapixel micro-four-thirds, the much bigger file sizes (especially shooting RAW) mean that I can't be so open about keeping everything I shoot. I only ...
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How can I identify duplicate image files?

Over the years, I've accumulated a lot of pictures, across a bunch of different machines. I think I've mostly kept them in a yyyy/mm/ directory structure, but especially with some of the older ...
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What photo management software would you recommend for Linux?

The most well known software for managing your photos are only available on Windows and Mac. so what photo management software do you use on Linux? What are it's strengths and weaknesses? What sort of ...
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Can anyone recommend a good open-source photo management platforms for power users?

Short version of the question: Does anyone know of any good open-source photo management/editing suites, a la Aperture or Lightroom? I'd want it to run on MacOS X, by the way, though options that ...
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What are best practices for using Lightroom libraries?

How do you organize your lightroom library (libraries)? Since I am a casual photographer, I have a single huge library with all my photos in it. Then I create smart collections to be able to find my ...
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How To work with Pick and Reject in Lightroom?

I'm new in Lightroom and looking for Pick/Reject Workflows strategies. Actually I'm following the Workflow suggested at the lighroomlab.com (Using Pick and Reject Flags in Lightroom) which roughly ...
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Can software auto-detect image focus?

I was wondering if there was any photo management software out there that could auto detect and "rate" images on how in focus they are. This comes up for me quite commonly when i am looking through a ...
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What photo management software to use on local network with NAS and both Mac and Windows clients? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for shared cross-platform photo management? I am looking for photo management software that will work in the following environment: Photos all stored in a ...
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What system should I use for photo management and sharing over a LAN?

I would like to setup a local website to act as a gallery/management-system for our photos and videos. (I can run 2 servers one for videos and one for photos) I currently have about 1.5 TB of ...
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I've 'lost' a photo. I know I have it but I don't know where — how can I find it?

A friend has requested a full-res copy of a photo I posted on Facebook a few years ago. Back then I just had a point and shoot, I didn't organize my photos well, and since I have started organizing ...
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Comparison list of tagging & editing methods in photo management software

I am looking around for a photo management solution. I understand that some photo managers store tags in the photo themselves whilst some use an application specific database. I also understand that ...
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Storing Lightroom images externally

I have just started using Lightroom 3 after hearing a lot of recommendation from others. I have imported by originals (some RAW, some jpeg) into the Lightroom catalog and it all works fine. However, ...