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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 A Digital Photography Ecosystem

    1. The Digital Photography Ecosystem

    2. What Is Digital Asset Management?

    3. The Prime Directive, and Other Goals

    4. The Benefits of Sound Digital Asset Management

    5. Exploring Digital Asset Management Tools

    6. Rules of Sound Digital Asset Management

    7. Understanding the Data Lifecycle

    8. Intelligent Imaging Technologies

  2. Chapter 2 Non-destructive Image Editing

    1. Parametric Image Editing: An Introduction

    2. Advantages of Parametric Image Editing

    3. Limitations of Parametric Image Editing

    4. DNG as a Parametric Image-Editing Solution

    5. Working Non-destructively in Photoshop

  3. Chapter 3 Metadata

    1. Metadata: An Introduction

    2. Classes of Metadata

    3. Ownership and Licensing Metadata

    4. Image Content Metadata

    5. Describing Images with Keywords

    6. Prioritizing Images with Ratings

    7. Grouping Images

    8. Metadata Schema

    9. Metadata Handling

    10. Tagging Images with GPS Data

  4. Chapter 4 Organizing and Naming Files and Folders

    1. Organizing Your Image Files: An Overview

    2. Working File Directory Structure

    3. Archive Directory Structure: An Overview

    4. Archive Directory Structure: Making Buckets

    5. The Fine Art of File Naming

  5. Chapter 5 Choosing Hardware for Image Storage

    1. Choosing the Appropriate Storage Media

    2. Hard Drive 101

    3. Purchasing a Hard Drive

    4. Hard Drive Handling

    5. Drive Configurations: JBOD, RAID, Drobo, or NAS?

    6. Other Storage Media

    7. Media Cards

    8. Network

    9. Monitors

    10. Uninterruptible Power Supplies

    11. System Configurations

  6. Chapter 6 Backing Up and Validating Data

    1. Primary vs. Backups

    2. Understanding Threats to Your Data

    3. Backup Types

    4. Additional Protections

    5. Backup Software

    6. Protecting Data Throughout the Data Lifecycle

    7. Putting It All Together: Backup Configurations

    8. Data Validation

    9. Restoration

  7. Chapter 7 Ingestion Workflow

    1. Image Ingestion: Overview

    2. Ingestion with Lightroom

    3. Ingestion with ImageIngesterPro

  8. Chapter 8 Working Files Management

    1. Working Files Overview

    2. Raw File Workflow

    3. Reworking Archived Images

    4. File Handling Workflow

  9. Chapter 9 Lightroom Workflow

    1. Lightroom Basics

    2. Setting Up Lightroom

    3. Sample Lightroom Workflow

  10. Chapter 10 Bridge/ACR Workflow

    1. Bridge/ACR and Expression Media: A Great Combination

    2. Setting Up Bridge and ACR

    3. Sample Bridge/ACR Workflow

  11. Chapter 11 Cataloging Strategies

    1. Choosing Your Software

    2. Managing Your Catalogs

    3. Expression Media Basics

    4. Expression Media Workflow

    5. Archive Restoration and Validation

  12. Chapter 12 Data Migration

    1. Data Migration Principles

    2. Migrating from One Drive to Another

    3. Migrating from One Metadata Field to Another

    4. Migrating File Names

    5. Converting Legacy Camera Originals to DNG

    6. Deduping

    7. Migrating Disorganized Digital Files to an Organized Archive Structure

    8. Migrating from Film to Digital

  1. Appendix About the Author

  2. Colophon