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Mathew Farrell
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« on: January 09, 2012, 03:05:53 PM »

Hi all

I'm trying to figure on the best way to annotate images in my library that are available to be sent to my stock library. My two criteria are Not Commisioned and Model Released (well, two distinct locations - Released and Not Released).

The easier sounding solution which I don't like so much is to add the keyword "model released' to each image of model X and model Y and create a smart collection for "model released" keyworded images. The thing I don't like about this is future maintainance of newly ingested images (or missing stuff from the past).

The better way I've conjured is to create a smart collection that includes the names of all the released modelss. Every time I get a new release form back, I add that name to the smart collection. This seems pretty robust to me, but I'm keen on feedback, and any holes folks might be able to see in this.

Mat
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 12:13:10 PM »

Doesn't the second solution depend on a model release applying to all pictures of that model? Is that true? If so, it does seem more solid . How would you deal with shots where there are two or more models?

The by-photo method obviously causes more work, but isn't it liable to be more accurate / granular ?

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 07:13:14 AM »

Good and accurate point John, cheers.

a "Not Released" keyword (or at least one with different spelling/words to "Released"!) would also be a smart way to get around the multiple model scenario, but I'm unlikely to follow that protocol if I'm honest with myself.
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