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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 17:59:20 -0400
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I give each assignment a number Year+sequential number. So I am using 081230 for my next project. If 
that were the last project of the year, my first project next year would be 091231.

If you wanted you could add a month in as well: 08081230

I then add a description  to the project folder name and some alternate description text to various 
files in the project:

__ 08081230_AquariusSpacecraft
    __ 08081230_Aquarius3Dmodels
	__ Textures
    __ Aquarius SourceMaterial
    __ Aquarius Renders

When you archive this material in something like Portfolio 8 the file names can be used as search 
info. Probably works in Adobe Bridge as well.

If you are doing large amounts of Photos, you need to institute keyword tagging and be methodical 
about adding them in some sort of visual database. Or set up a series of nested folders with folder 
names as keywords these words are added to the keyword lists.


Kalliopi Monoyios wrote:
> Hey all - anyone have a great way to file and keep track of their 
> images? Numbering systems that work... dewey decimals... anything? I 
> need some serious file management help.
> Thanks,
> Kapi

Britt Griswold/WMAP Project
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