Oh and I also don't know how to store animated GIFs and NSFW photos!
April 13, 2011 11:29 AM Subscribe
I collect images on Tumblr, Evernote, iPhoto, and my harddrive. Please help me organize this process!
posted by acidic to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm having quite a bit of trouble organizing my ever-growing collection of images and I wonder how other people do it. Aside from personal photos which are easy to organize, I also collect a lot of TV/movie screencaps, fashion photography, illustrations, and other interesting stuff. Some of it I publish or "like" on Tumblr but I much prefer to have stuff organized on my own computer.
I use it to store recipes, annotated books, image-heavy shopping lists, and TV/movie screencaps. It's good because each note can contain multiple photos along with text. It's bad because it's annoyingly difficult to publish images to Tumblr (or I'm doing it wrong). Also, the clipping service can be agonizingly buggy.
I like the organization of iPhoto, although I don't take a whole lot of personal photos so the distinction between Events and Albums feels very silly. Dropping non-personal images into iPhoto is annoying because it creates a new event for every image and it's a pain to merge everything. Also, navigating the iPhoto library in Finder is an absolute disaster (the folders named by dates, distinction between modified/original, occasional refusal to update the list of flagged images).
This is the least well-organized but easiest method. Most convenient for screenshots and saved images. But I hate using Quick Look.
So what's your preferred method of storing screencaps and saved images? Or am I ignoring some fantastically simple solution to any of my problems outlined above?