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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2008, 11:20 »
I'm running 3 sata drives (internal) and I store my JPEGS in one folder, my RAW in another.  I use Lightroom to keep my RAW files in check and JPEGs are subdivided into folders by subject.

Lightroom however is really stinky performance-wise right now.  I'm not sure why the sliders are so sticky and painful to work with.  I'm waiting for Adobe to release 2.1 with better performance for nVidia systems because i'm not the only one.  (sorry for hi-jacking, i'm just upset)

Back to the storage, I have Vista run a file back up every Friday to make sure my backups are up-to-date and I also burn everything to DVD, number them and use the DVD number as a keyword.  Not fancy, but it does the trick.  And with Lightroom being the database program that it is, I'm more interested in my RAWs over my JPEGs now.

« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2008, 11:54 »
I agree with the philosophy that it is a waste of time (and space) to keep up with which images are on which site.

I agree. I work in batches of 10, and every batch has a number. Rows in XLS are batch numbers, columns are agencies and cell entries are upload dates. I don't see the point of tracking rejections really. KISS - keep it simple.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2008, 11:59 by FlemishDreams »

« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2008, 13:04 »
... and for keeping track of things I'm uploading etc, good old single cash books as I like to keep an idea of what sells in case I'm every visited by the tax man. I really ought to write a piece of software that would keep track of everything, but alas, time...

why not just use a spreadsheet [or even Word or other text doc]?  then just print out day by day for your paper trail


« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2008, 13:14 »
Being the absolute geek that I am I have a SAN (Storage Area Network) ...er the mention of a spreadsheet is almost making me think about a database so that I can actually pull statistics down the road.


probably no real need for a db -- a spreadsheet can do most of the tracking and analyzing you'd need [except for individual sales, which most agree isnt worth the time]

with a spreadsheet i monitor total upl & dl, $ per month by agency, $ per image by agency, and running averages of these for trends.  once set up, the charts update automatically.   


« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2008, 15:07 »

what I do is have all my images seperated in different folders in categories such as electronics, backgrounds, food, and so on. In my people file, I have all them seperated as I do alot of model shoots. I keep all my raws on DVDs and occassionally have to transfer my people files which are so many to DVD's and know all of them have been uploaded to my main Stock sites before transfering them. I have tried the external drive before and it froze and I lost everything. Always have a backup or you are screwed.
I never keep track of my rejects. I upload everything and whatever sites except it is just that. I never usually re-upload anything unless I felt they were at wrong for rejecting it and I always review it at 100% before I do to make sure there is nothing wrong with it.  I think it is a waste of time to keep track because all the stock sites except different pics. No rhyme or reason sometimes.


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