I can tell you what I have done over the past few months and plan on doing till I'm done (probably never). The file name I give the scanned in photo is a numerical number that is totally non-intelliegent. In fact, it is just 1, 2, 3, ... etc. Virginia
My feelings were that when I wanted to pull a photo off the CD, I would search a data base, in this case an Excel file, for the name of subject that I wanted. I would not be loading CDs in and out of the drive checking to see what was on each CD...too time consuming.
I also catagorized the titles by state, then year.
In the following example, visualize an Excel spread sheet with the State's Name (Virginia in this case) centered over some columns. The Blue text is column one, while the Red text is column two.
This way I can search for a specific state, then a specific description. The Description contains key words such as waterfall, blackwater, Elkons, Deer, Spring, Summer, etc.
File 3, etc.,
File 5, etc.
Description of File 1 (ex., Waterfalls, blackwater, Elkons, Fall)
Description of File 2, etc.
This works for me, it may not work for everyone or anyone.
(I also read an article in PC World last month that shows files stored for many years on CDs do show signs of degeneration and could cause a problem trying to load. I guess not even the digital media is unaffected by time.)
--Take only photographs, leave nothing but footprints--