Organizing your Lightroom catalog?

2 weeks 1 day ago #618642 by Randall McNabb
How are you keeping your Lightroom catalogs organized and where you can actually find things?  

Mine look like this: 




Dates only and PITA to find anything!

Help please


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2 weeks 1 day ago #618661 by garyrhook
It took me three tries to arrive at (briefly)

Personal/Work/Other meta categories
>> Year / Sorta-meta Categories
    >> Date / Other Identifiers

And there are other subdivisions that make sense to me.

You have to figure out how you think/organize, and follow that same paradigm. That's the only way you'll be able to relate to how you've managed your photos in LR.

That said: Use keywords if you can't remember where you put things. It will help you, even if it takes effort to enter them.


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2 weeks 1 day ago #618729 by EOS Man
:agree:   good post 

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1 week 6 days ago #619099 by Hoss
Don't ask, mine is a MESS!


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1 week 5 days ago #619264 by Brandon F

Hoss wrote: Don't ask, mine is a MESS!


Guilty as charged!  

Same here.  

I was just reading about that Excire software and how that is supposed to help find photos when you don't catalog your photos in a organized way. 


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