A note on image file annotations
I thought it might be interesting to see how I name all my image files.
My formula is as follows: Name of subject+location code+reflectors and stacking (if any)+image dimensions
Location code: e.g. BF = Bernwood Forest
SR = Silver Reflector
GR = Gold Reflector
Image Dimensions, e.g. 1200 or 1024 for jpegs saved for web, or FS (full-size)
Since all cacti and succulents are shot at my parents’ I need no location code for these.
Here’s an example with a recent shots:
All raw files are saved in folders by year and month; tif files and jpegs are saved separately in folder hierarchies zooming in onto type of subject, as in the following example:
subdivided into e.g. Butterflies (then subdivided into Lycaenidae etc.), Flowers and Plants (then subdivided into e.g. Cacti & Succulents, Orchids, UK Wildflowers), Birds by Habitat (also further subdivided).
With butterflies, there are additional codes for locations which correspond to a separate butterflies sightings diary which I keep. For overseas butterflies photographs, I tend to geotag these for recording altitude as well, so there is a lot more information for these shots than for others.