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Sossity Corby
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« on: February 14, 2012, 11:49:34 PM »

My mother found a bunch of old photos from the 1940's & 50's.

when I scan these, what would be a good way to name the files?

what is a good way to name scans of photos in which I knew who took the photo?

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 09:41:59 AM »

Are these tips on dpBestflow useful?
http://www.dpbestflow.org/file-management/file-naming
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 04:54:48 PM »

Yes, somewhat, thanks for the link.

so I would basically use the same file naming scheme as for camera originals from a camera?

so for an old photos that I scan I would use;

my name_Date of the scan_a unique file number_and append it with something like scan?

what should I use for a unique file number? something like if I make scans on 2-7-2012, name each file; Sossity_120207_0001_scan.tiff, Sossity_120207_0002_scan.tiff, & so on for each scan done on 2-7-2012?

what about variations on a particular file? ie a master from a web?

would this work? Sossity_120207_0001_scan_MF for master file? etc?

what about a photo that I scan in which I know who took the photo? would I append their name to the file? along with the date I scanned etc?

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 03:02:34 AM »

Yes, the examples You mentioned are usefull i think.
All data about the images (subject, persons on it, when it's taken, etc) i would put into the metadata (XMP/IPTC fields), for most issues there is a specific field available.
This can be done with viewers like Adobe Bridge or with DAM like Lightroom, Expression Media, etc.
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