Summary – Being able to find an image quickly, in a collection of over 200K, is my main reason for using a DAM program. I can find what I’m looking for in seconds >90% of the time – a minute or two worst case, but never ever never.
A quick retrieval
Want to know create this effect?
Images – Over 200,000
Music – Over 4,000 tracks
Documents – Nearly 2,000 books, manuals, tax returns, etc.
My DAM program of choice is IMatch
This isn’t going to be an image retrieval tutorial series
A simple internet search will provide that
Instead, as I work my way through the upcoming
New release of IMatch
I’ll show examples of what is possible
And ask –
Can your image organizer do this?
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1. Find a set of images based on location?
Basic & easy for almost any image organizer.
2. How about a subset of those images?
Those that depicted winter scenes?
Now it’s getting a bit trickier
Three of those scenes had man-made structures?
Can you eliminate them?
The far right image above has geese (fauna) in it
Can you eliminate fauna?
5. Now – how about adding a special case
After all of the above, I’d like to also include
Any “Out-of-Frame” images
Maybe a bit contrived, but this illustrates
Each step shown above was the result of
A drag & drop step that took maybe 5 seconds
And – the subsequent retrieval took another five
Not only flexible, but fast
One last thought, if you’re a Lightroom organizer fan
The image files & database are on a network drive
Network drives aren’t allowed in LR
I can access this from any computer in the house
And – remotely via the internet
Do that in LR 🙂
Now – imagine winnowing out that same set of four
From over 200K image files
Same sequence of steps & the same (roughly) time
Can your image organizer do this??
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