DAM

Albums in Luminar 3 allow a quick way to sort by subject.

Luminar 3: Working with albums

Luminar 3, also known as Luminar with libraries, is available now. Albums is a feature within the folders section of Luminar 3. Learn about its folders in this article. This

Working with folders in Luminar 3

Luminar 3: Working with folders

Luminar 3, also known as Luminar with libraries is the long-awaited starting point of Skylum adding digital asset management — DAM — to its standalone image processing/editing software. Adding photos

World Backup Day | March 31, 2018

World Backup Day is set aside as a reminder to backup your files, even if it’s once a year! Unfortunately, most people don’t think to backup their files until they

READ THIS BEFORE Upgrading To The New Lightroom

Installing new updates can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. Exciting because you can’t wait to try out the new features. Terrifying because it may crash your system. Here are a few simple tips to make your upgrade experience better.

Repurposing Old Equipment: Hard Drives

In my first year of photography, I shot more than 100,000 pictures, which yielded two results: my photography got better quickly, and my computer’s hard drive filled up with picture

Two Simple Ways to Protect Photos on Travels

Photographing while travelling is a joy, and you’ll make many of your best pictures when you’re visiting somewhere new and are inspired by the culture and events. You may also

Instant Replay: Lightroom Q&A

In this episode, Rob and Levi answer questions about Lightroom. Topics include backing up and restoring files, catalogs, and presets, as well as using DNG’s, and more. Hosted by: Rob

Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog

Nothing gives me a thrill of terror up my spine like the nonchalant messages a computer gives when something has gone terribly wrong. Launching Lightroom and seeing a message like,

Cull: Remove Dupes and Bad Media

Consolidation gathered everything together. Conformation added both order and context while identifying possible duplicates within it. Now, act on this information and begin to cull the repository of duplicate data and media you do not need to process.

Conform: Meaningful Folder Structures

After consolidating source media on the DAM drives, everything is now in one place. Along the way, it is likely that some duplicate data has been created and some media has been copied that we really do not need. At this point, the DAM drives look something like this:

Consolidate: Create A Rough Repository

The first step in organizing a new repository is getting the files all in one place. The goal is to clean off all of the various drives on which they are found. In this step, duplicate files and directories will be created.

DAM Foundations

DAM Foundations

Cleaning up a mismanaged media archive is no small task. Doing it well will take time and effort. Before getting started, there are a few things to consider and several decisions to make to establish a sound Digital Asset Management (DAM) strategy.