We have created a new delivery method for the DAM Book Guide to Multi-Catalog Workflow with Lightroom 5. It is now available on DVD at our store and on Amazon. This is a good option for people who might have trouble keeping track of their digital stuff (a little DAM joke, there).
This is the same content as the digital download version. Next up, producing an ePub version to read on iPad (no ETA on that one yet).
At the moment, the DVD is available with free USA shipping when you buy from us. International shipping available by quote.
When you use multiple catalogs in Lightroom, it’s important to be clear about why you are splitting your collection and what you hope to accomplish. In my new book, I outline the most common of these reasons so you can create a purpose-driven workflow. Most people’s workflow will fall into one of the following groups:
Multiple Master Catalogs
Project and Master Catalogs
Working and Archive Catalogs
Each of these workflows has a dedicated chapter outlining the goals and how to achieve them. The following video helps you understand what each of these configurations includes.
In response, we have put out an open call for a meaningful right to terminate social media contracts. We believe that the right to sublicense your photos and identity should be something you can revoke, if the company’s practices become objectionable.
Over the next few months, ASMP will be working with other organizations to advocate for this basic contractual right. If you are interested in lending your name or your organization’s name to the effort, you can contact me here.
It’s back to school time, and here at DAM Useful Publishing, we’re helping you save some money for tuition (or any of the other things students and teachers need to buy.) We’re offering a 20% discount on the electronic copy of The DAM Book 2nd Edition for students with an EDU address. We’re also offering a free electronic desk copy for teachers.
Students with an EDU email address can use the code tdb-edu-913 to get their 20% off. Buy the book here. Enter the code at checkout.
Teachers can use that code as well. But if you write us, and tell us your name, email address, institution and course name, we’ll send you a code for a free desk copy of The DAM Book 2nd Edition PDF.
Writing the filename into the IPTC title field is a really useful practice. It preserves the name in a place that’s accessible, and likely to survive any kind of renaming I typically use it for one of three reasons.
I like to write the name in the title field of all my images after they get their permanent name in the ingestion process. That way, if a client renames the file and asks for the original, I have a breadcrumb trail back tp the original. All I need to do is look in the metadata of the renamed file.
Another reason to do this is that you are using a service of some kind that needs the files renamed. Pictage is a popular wedding print service that requires files to be renamed or upload.
And finally (and the real reason I made the script), you might want to rename files if your file renaming convention changes. When I started in digital, I used several different naming conventions before I settled on the one I use and promote now (Krogh_YYMMDD_####.ext). I’ve been working on the deep archive for a project, and decided it was time to rename the older files. But I wanted to keep the old name, in case someone might refer to the file this way.
I wanted to do this work in Expression Media 2, since that’s the program that manages my legacy archive. There is an existing script for iView, and I’ve made one available free for Bridge here.
This movie shows how the script works. If you are interested, it sells for $9.99. Available here.