Aperture 2.0 with Joe Schorr
Subject:   Organization within Aperture 2
Date:   2008-02-19 15:17:35
From:   photolessdoc
I am a physician looking to use aperture 2 for my before and after photo archiving and workflow. I am wondering how this software would handle the volume of photos that we archive. Would each patient be an album - if so there would be thousands of albums? Will this work? Thanks
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  • Organization within Aperture 2
    2008-03-26 10:08:34  GiantMike [View]

    There is a natural hierarchy to Aperture (as far as I've found). At the core is a "PROJECT". This is how I do it, but YMMV ..

    A PROJECT should hold all the photos relative to a "session" (think "roll of film").

    A FOLDER can hold all objects, but the way I do it is to use the folders as an ordering method where I start at a Year (2008) for the top level folder, underneath that, I have 12 folders (01..12) for the months, and within each month folder, I put the PROJECTS. The PROJECT is named YYYY MM DD - (Event name) in which the series of related shots are stored.

    If I was to organize your collection, I would probably have Folders with the customers name, and then the different collection of PROJECTS that related to the photos from a customer visit.

    You may also want to look at RELOCATABLE MASTERS for this kind of file keeping.

    Also -- to me, an ALBUM is a collection of Aliased or references to pictures that are kept in a PROJECT and are used for either printing or publishing as a temporary body of work. They are not meant for permanent storage or association as much as the PROJECT collection is.

    Does this help?