Post by Fenny
On Sun, 28 Oct 2018 19:40:52 +0000, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
So. I've read the 49 page European Union document about cataloging
images in museums and galleries and don't think I want to want to go
that far, but I'd like to make sense of the shambles of photographs
without negatives, negatives without prints, digital picture files and
everything in between which I have ranging from about 1914 to the
present day. And more importantly I'd like to make sure other people
will be able to make sense of them too.
If you have already done something like this, I'd love to hear about
your experiences - good or bad. For instance would it be easier to
create separate systems for identifying negatives, prints or digital and
cross reference each when required than to make one system to encompass
the whole shebang? Were there any aspects you thought important at the
start which turned out to be irrelevant or things you only realised
ought to be important once you were half way through?
Any comments gratefully received!
No comments other than "Good luck with that!" and let us know how you
Ooops, sorry for caps.
I have gone through my slides, but I was lucky that they were all in
slide trays, so one winter I did a couple of trays per day, running them
through the projector and picking out the ones I wanted to scan and then
doing them before I put the tray away.
Each jpg was labelled with the slide tray letter/number id and then an
additional number. I didn't try to add any more metadata about content,
but if I'd had Photini back then I might have done.
thanks again Jim Easterbrook.
I have a folder in my PIX folder labelled SLIDES and I split them up
into about 6 sub folders with around 180 pics in each. That makes it
fairly easy to find anything that I know is there.
In the move back to the UK I discovered all of Mum and Dad's slides and
pictures, so I might do something similar with those, but they're not in
trays and I no longer have the really good scanner that was really good
quality and did 4 slides at a time. No idea what condition they're in
I have a ton of negatives, but not indexed at all and it's just too big
a job to view/pre-scan them to decide which are worth a full scan. Maybe
if I win the lottery I'll send them all to a digitising shop...
Good luck again !