How to Create a Session Index

April 07, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Sessions and how to find images

 

 

Finding images in a large Session has been made easier with Filters but you can only look at one Session at a time. But how do I search for an image across Sessions? No way to do this. I like most photographers just publish 1 in 20 or more images. What I find my self doing is try to remember what Session or year I made a photograph. What I came up with is a Session Index not containing all images but just images I liked at the time. 

The Session Index is just a Session with a collection of downsampled Jpeg files with all the metadata to get you  back to the original Session.  Not a hard concept that can be automated each time you Process an image for you web site or FB or just for the Index.

One part of this workflow partly depends on a Script to fill in a metadata filed call Original Filename. This will give you the full path to the original RAW file.  Without the script you have to put all the data in by hand. Scripting is only available on the Mac and I will be glad to share the script to anyone that wants it. (Sorry Windows people, maybe someone out there can figure something out!) 

Since a picture is worth thousand works and I hate to write I made a movie of the workflow and set up. This is on my web site that is a mess at this moment but hope to have it in better shape during the Lockdown!

 

 


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