TOW - Digital Photography of Plants and subsequent manipulationof images for printing, the web etc.

Lauw de Jager
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 12:12:31 PST

John Lonsdale a *crit :

> I now use a digital camera to meet all my photography needs, prints, slides
> and web images.

  John,   how do you produce slides from digital images?

>   I have two programs which are indispensable - one to manage my image
> database, and one to
> manipulate the images into their final form.  The former is called
> ThumbsPlus

>  One of the prime uses I make of it is to batch rename all my
> images - saves typing these in for every one.  This program also has a
> preview feature - you can look at large previews of each file instantly by
> clicking on the thumbnail.
> After naming, some manipulation is always going to be necessary to get the
> finished product and for this I use Adobe Photoshop.

Many thanks for leading this  particular interesting discussion. So far it
becoming quite clear to me. As I understand the two progams Thumbsplus and
Photoshop are intended to receive, name and manupilate the images.
However, I  would like some help with how to store, manage the various images.
First I thought to stock them in my current database which manages the species
for the nursery. But that make makes too whealdy to work with. Would it be
possible to  use a separate database such as File maker of the Microsoft Acces
for storing and   organising the images ( each image accompanied with
information such as  name, date, place taken or origin and  the use made of it
As  all scans and digital images are  stored at  a high resolution , which
demands  high capacity storage. I envisage to  purchase a a high capacity hard
disc inwhich to unload all images photo CD and photo files in the computer.
Any ideas and help woud be much appreciated

Kind regards

Lauw de Jager
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