I am looking for ideas to help me come up with a better way of organizing my online photo storage. I use smugmug.com and after getting over the noob learning curve have been pleased with it for some time and plan on staying there. I have stumbled along and find myself with an ad hoc cluttered filing system. I am curious how other Photography forum members deal with this issue.
I have collected a mass of pictures. They fall into a few categories:
ÔÇó Personal pictures of various topics
ÔÇó Production pictures for the Morning Reads. These are mainly the title pictures used as headers for the various sections. There are approximately 700 pictures in 8 files. For the most part this works for me.
ÔÇó Pictures published in the Morning reads. These are pictures that get included in articles and bike candy. Currently this is a single file and has over 1000 pictures.
ÔÇó BMW PressClub. These are photos provided for journalist use. There are perhaps 2000+ photos split between headings such as bike pictures filed by specific models, BMW Cages, MINIs, Rolls Royce Motorcars, Motorrad Motorsports, F1, BMW Motorsports, and when I am lazy or in a hurry they get dumped in a BMW PressClub file.
I am living in a new location and expect the personal/ride photos sections will grow at a greater rate as I ÔÇÿwonderÔÇÖ around and take pictures.
I am looking to you to find out how you organize your online photos, not for you to come in and organize my files. I have some different needs than many of you, and by nature I know I will figure out something that will work for my odd way of looking at things.