I shoot in RAW (and will now convert to DNG on import based on what I've learned around here). And my wife shoots in JPEG. I'd like to have a unified master catalog for all of our files -- for example -- I'd like to be able to tag the pictures she took on our vacation as well as the pictures I took on our vacation so that I can see all of our vacation files at the same time. I saw on dpbestworkflow.org that in the directory structure there was a /JPEG_Originals folder in one of the suggested folder structures.
Would the best practice be to keep her originals in the /JPEG_Originals folder, or would it be best to convert her JPEG's to DNG -- and then go along with the same workflow that I use when I go from my .CR2 to .DNG? Should I somehow tag her files to mark that mine came from RAW to DNG and her's came from JPEG to DNG? Or does that not matter (other than the quality and control issues of course).
Clearly I will be working on some of her shots in photoshop, so I will need to account for derivatives made from her shots as well as mine, and I'd really like to be able to have one folder where we keep the yearly derivatives (as suggested on the site) instead of having a separate derivative folder for her jpegs.
And, yes, she will keep shooting in auto modes in .JPEG until I can convince her that I can do a better job with the manual settings on the camera and RAW.