April 20, 2011 9:03 AM Subscribe
I have several thousand images from almost 30 years of photography and filmmaking scattered throughout one of four hard drives on my Mac. I want to move all my images to their own drive, build a searchable photo library, and I need a way to organize, tag, search, and easily find images.
posted by Ann Onymous to media & arts (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning to dedicate one of my drives to images, layered Photoshop files, short films I'm making, and maybe iTunes. I'd like to start tagging my photos so I can easily find images of previous jobs, portfolio pieces, etc. The end result would be my own image library so I could search for and view images with specific tags.
I DO NOT want to use Flickr or Picasa or any other web-based service. I want the images and the library/database on my local drive.
How do I build/create such a library? Do I need to create a searchable database? I have Adobe Lightroom--would this software work for sorting and tagging images? If not, what should I use?