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PhotoMechanic Whys?? And Then What? (new to PP)

Bravozulu

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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012
Sat 26-Jan-13 05:13 PM | edited Sat 26-Jan-13 05:14 PM by Bravozulu

Since posing these 4 questions I've read again the entire thread 4 or 5 times. So please ignore

1) so even with PM as the first step, I'll need a 'tree' of hierarchical files?

2) and the entry point to those files is remembering where & when a shot was taken?

3) what is the advantage of those keywords and tags PM created?

4) when you start looking for a shot, do you go to the folder, or does PM serve as the browser?

I also downloaded the PhotoMechanic manual. It dawned on me that, just like the old days of film, PM lumps photos into proofsheets. I was laboring under the delusion that individual shots must be filed in that file tree. And each would need a distinctive name.

Proofsheet grouping throw that whole logic on its head. I can envision how I would shoot (same as always) and how I would catalogue things for easy retrieval. Doh! As Homer Simpson often says.

What I don't comprehend is how the tags and keywords work with filing, identifying and retrieving. Do you generally use PM to navigate proofsheets to narrow a search? Or is it handled otherwise? To restate the equipment, I'm using a Mac, so Searchlight is an option.

Thanks for your patience.

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