[Digikam-users] Image management tutorial

Eddie Armstrong eddie_armstrong at ntlworld.com
Fri Aug 10 10:57:06 BST 2007

Andreas Weigl wrote:
> The thread "Image organisation query" got me thinking. Is there a "Image 
> management tutorial" based on digikam? 
> Should I set my camera to RAW or JPEG?
Some cameras can do both at the same time but otherwise this depends on 
your needs.
if you are happy to let the camera produce (albeit high-quality) photos 
for you then do jpeg. However you can never get back to your raw data 
and access the pre-jpeg information.
If you want the control and quality of negatives but with extra 
processing steps then use RAW
The problems with RAW is that camera makers regard itheir own RAW  as 
their property and are not open about the format (their is no guarantee 
it wil always be supported, accessible etc)

> How should I organize my images on the disc?
> How do I backup my images?
see 'image organisation query' thread

Google 'DAM'  (digital acces management)
> How should I organize my RAW images and the edited images?
> Should I tag the raw files, even if it isn't possible to store the tags in the 
> RAW files right now?

> When should I use PNG, TIFF or JPEG as my final image format.
> How should I tag my images. For instance:
>   * Person -> <family name> -> <family name, name>
>   * Person -> <family name> -> <name>
>   * Person -> <work, friends, ...> -> <family name> -> <family name, name>
> If you do not know such a tutorial I'm thinking on starting one. Only problem 
> is, that I'm not quite sure, what the best answers to the questions are. I 
> just started to try to manage my images.

> Digikam is a good tool, but the best tool is useless if I do not know how to 
> use a tool in a workflow.
> Andreas
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