|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Image Librarries
|Kevin Mark wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 11:46:19PM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
>> I have so MANY pictures I can't FIND anything.
>> I need help
> its called tagging, metadata, and it requires time to enter it
> and a photomanager to help you do that
> shotwell, f-stop, etc.
Like Kevin said, the only answer available to you in 2011 involves going
over them one by one and at least sorting them into folders (within a
program or the file system). Tags embedded in the photos are the best
you're going to get, but it's going to be a long slog tagging thousands
of photos even if you're tagging them in groups.
I spent several months getting through all of my photos a couple of
years ago. It was worth it, but I shudder at the memory. It's not so
bad now that I only have to do them as the photos are uploaded to my
computer. And because the tags are stored in the photos themselves
according to a standard, we're getting to the point where virtually
everything knows how to read and usually add/edit those tags.