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« on: April 20, 2017, 08:32 »
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone uses folders on their mac to organize their stock photos for different stock sites. I know a lot of people use lightroom but I usually export my files from lightroom to folders on my macbook.

Is lightroom the best way?
If you have folders on your computer for stock do you have a different photo for each stock site? Also, do you make a copy of the photo file to each folder to upload to each site?

I'm trying to get more organized with my stock photos since I really have no organization and want to have a smoother time with knowing what photos are uploaded to each site.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you,
Anna


« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 08:42 »
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Yes, Lightroom is the best way to organise your photos.
Don't make copy of your photos to put in different folders.
You can use collections, one for each agency if you prefer. Your photos will appear in each collection, but the file will exist only once in your drive (big space saving).
Otherwise you can color code each photo, this is the method that I use

« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 08:58 »
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Yes, Lightroom is the best way to organise your photos.
Don't make copy of your photos to put in different folders.
You can use collections, one for each agency if you prefer. Your photos will appear in each collection, but the file will exist only once in your drive (big space saving).
Otherwise you can color code each photo, this is the method that I use

How do I add a photo to multiple collections?
I was playing around with it last night and was able to add a photo to one collection. Do I just drag it to another collection?
« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 09:14 by aivzdog »

« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 10:16 »
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Yes, Lightroom is the best way to organise your photos.
Don't make copy of your photos to put in different folders.
You can use collections, one for each agency if you prefer. Your photos will appear in each collection, but the file will exist only once in your drive (big space saving).
Otherwise you can color code each photo, this is the method that I use

How do I add a photo to multiple collections?
I was playing around with it last night and was able to add a photo to one collection. Do I just drag it to another collection?
Yes.
Create as many collection as you like and drag photos into the desired collection (one photo can go in several collections)

« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 11:56 »
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I file by date folder for each month then one sub folder  for each batch of 20. I track when I loaded to various sites rather than create multiples for each agency. Having said that I've just gone over to LR so need to look at its capabilities/options.

« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 13:53 »
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If I delete a photo from a collection, I wont lose it totally from lightroom will I?

« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 01:33 »
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If I delete a photo from a collection, I wont lose it totally from lightroom will I?

You can right click and "remove from collection" but don't click on the photo and hit delete or it will delete it completely.


 

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