Hey guys. At home today, and I've finally decided to deal with all the pictures of my work that are stored on my computer.
I'd like to hear how you do it. I know we must all have tonnes of pictures of our past work, and of course we want to save it.
I tend to make a folder for each creation and then put that folder in a larger, more general folder such as 'felting'. My 2 problems are this,
1) I think I may save WAY too many pictures of each bear. Something like 15 or so
2) As most of my pictures are resized for some reason or another (posting here for one!) Do you save your origianl large picture, and save the smaller, resized/cropped picture??
It's these questions that have prevented me from getting down and organizing.
Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Like Gina, I save only 1-3 ORIGINAL pictures of each bear. I save the originals, unedited. Then I do my photo editing and save those as well. My folder system goes like so:
and so on.....
This way if I don't get a tag made right away for a bear I know the month I made it as I don't always photgraph my bears right away so the date of the photo isn't always helpful. I also do a WORD document with each bear's stats.... mohair type, joint size, eye size, filled with, etc.
I could eliminate the month folders I suppose but I just like having things broken down. As I go back thru the last 5 years of photos I can go by month and see how my work has evolved. Kinda fun. :)
Now, if only I could organize all of our personal photos like this!!!! And delete the bad ones. I'd have so much more space on my hard drive!!! :P
I don't know if I could only save 3 pics of each bear!! But then again, I'm going to have a LOT of pics if I don't do it that way.
I love the idea of the months and years. Because, I think now I'll remember when I made them. But I won't. I love the idea of a spreadsheet. Don't know why I never thought of that one before. I would also like to keep track of where my bears end up living. All good things to look at down the road.
Daphine, is everything you do so organized LOL
My CD's are alphabetized (at least until my husband starts shuffeling thru them!) and the socks in my drawer go according to color. My bear making supplies are sickeningly organized, my spice drawer is organized by those I use most up from (alphabetized) to those I don't use much in the back (alphabetized). My linen closet.... each pile of towels, hand towels and face cloths go in the same color order so I could pick off the top of each one with my eyes closed and have a matching set.
BUT.... my bed isn't made, there is dirty laundry on the floor and there are dog toys EVERYWHERE! So, go figure!
Daphine, you're awsome! That's soo funny, I can just picture it.
You should share how you organize your bear stuff.
I just finished my studio, I know, i'll share pics soon. I have everything in bins, all labeled etc. I love this!! I built some shelves in the closet and I can just stand there, looking at my bins, which are kinda clear, and get inspiration. But I do have trouble with a few things. Like full size sheets of paper, such as drawings, ideas, print outs. I have all this stuff just in one drawer.
And, your bed shouldn't be made, dirty laundry is meant for the floor, and what's a house without dog toys? LOL :lol::D:P
LOL I'm like Sarah, I have about 30 pics - not because I'm sentimental, but I have about 8 per page on my website and then the original large sizes for submitting into magazines etc. Tends to take up space on the computer.
I will be good and put them onto CDs.. I will!
At some point you have to thin out the best of the rest Heather.
What i do is keep the whole file for a few months, by then you have probably worked on the best piccies and will have 'fiddled' with them. Always save the original photos' in their original size and format in an appropriately named album and save the finished article under a sub heading. Occasionally copy all your pics to a disc.
NEVER get rid of pics until you've held onto them for a few months cos you'd be suprised how useful they can be
A bit late jumping in here...
I have a main folder: Bears
Inside that I have a folder named for each bear.
Inside each bears folder I have a folder marked "big" meaning...the large unedited photos.
At the end of the year, I burn all the bears photos to a CD (actually 2 CD's... one for back up)