Help me take the pain out of organizing my photos
February 6, 2010 5:18 AM Subscribe
I have a zillion photos in iPhoto and half a zillion scattered around my hard disks. I'd like to organise them all into clean, portable folders, keeping my iPhoto ratings and killing dupes, and somehow automate this process.
posted by scrm to computers & internet (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
As a follow-up to this question
: I have tens of thousands of photos on my Mac. Since I posted my last question I've experimented with different apps and workflows, and the photos are now all over the place (in other words, across various folders and disks, in JPG and RAW, and some in various iPhoto libraries).
I'd like to get my photos out of iPhoto and organise them all into folders once and for all, i.e. by shooting date, so I can easily make selections of which are keepers and be free to use any photo editing workflow. I'm looking for ideas of workflows or software/scripts that could help me do this quickly and easily. All photos have accurate EXIF data which I could use for this, together with OS X smart folders. I'd also be keen to know what kind of folder hierarchies you guys have found work best for you.
Ideally, the system would also:
- Somehow retain my ratings, for those that are rated in iPhoto (e.g. by putting higher rated photos in their own folders)
- Identify possible duplicates and place them in a separate folder for me to go through them