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Keep It Simple! Don’t Trust Your Photo Library’s Organization to Cloud and Editing Apps

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Keep It Simple! Don’t Trust Your Photo Library’s Organization to Cloud and Editing Apps

2024-04-18

A cousin-corollary to  follow-the-money is “pay me now, or pay me more later.” Whether it’s a home garage mess, or a mess of digital files.

One of my semi-professional photographer readers/subscribers is facing a daunting organizational task:

For the last 6 hours my Adobe Bridge has stopped being consistent with adding ratings or keywords. I have reinstalled Bridge. Entered all the keywords in again. And anything else I can think of.

I tried working in Lightroom Classic, but that program is so poor, considering what they charge and how long they have to work on it. I abandoned Lightroom and Photo Mechanic, and FastRawViewer….and anything else I have around.

I am at a standstill. With still thousands of TIF images to sort through and label. It helps a lot to break that file [folder] into pieces, which I was aware of, but didn’t want to do it if anything else worked.

And now Adobe Bridge stopped working and I tried everything I can think of. I was hoping I could march through all these many stacked TIFs, get the past organize and jump more into Hasselblad X2D work, but now not sure what to do.

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Keep It Simple! Don’t Trust Your Photo Library’s Organization to Cloud and Editing Apps

Regarding my comment about privacy: “Or have your privacy violated by new technology without your knowledge or consent—hardly unheard of”, Mark E writes:

Like you said, keep it simple and keep it under your control.

Cloud companies may lease your images for AI learning; what can you do about it?

MPG: there you go—it’s just one of many potential downsides.

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