Posts Tagged ‘DAM’
File Browser vs Catalog
In the world of Digital Asset Management (DAM) there are two distinct types of programs: the File Browser and the Catalog application. Creatives and corporate clients who manage their own image collections need both. Here’s why. File Browser A File Browser can also be called an Image Browser or a Media Browser. The Mac Finder […] Read More
Brave New World
Last month I wrote about the 15th anniversary of the Australian Professional Digital Imaging Guidelines (APDIG). Each of my co-authors had their own reasons for volunteering to create the guidelines. For me, the obsession with digital standards began in the late 1990s. Digital vs Film When I approached existing commercial photography clients about using digital […] Read More
Standards Are Great – Everybody Has One!
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Australian Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines. Before 2004 there was no recommended standard for digital photography capture and delivery. At the turn of the century some professional photographers were doing more damage than good to the adoption of digital. They zealously over-sharpened, manipulated tone and colour, then delivered […] Read More
Media Pro, DEVONthink and Databases
I’m a long time user of Media Pro, a visual cataloguing application by Phase One. Starting as iView over 23 years ago it’s one of the longest running DAM apps of its type. It’s also one of the last standalone, single user digital asset management programs. Designed for creatives it’s used mostly by photographers. Like […] Read More
Back Up – It’s That Time Of The Year!
Around year end is a good time to review your back up. Specifically, how your personal images are stored. Here are five things to consider. 1. Do You Even Have A Back Up? You should at least have an extra copy of everything. On another hard drive or in the cloud. Ideally have three copies […] Read More
Using Lightroom to manage your videos
Like many Corporate Photographers I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to manage my digital camera images. With images Lightroom can edit, convert, print, publish them and more. However video support is limited to managing those generated by still cameras and smartphones, and all modern cameras offer that. With video Lightroom only really offers video trimming and basic grading […] Read More
Free Digital Asset Management
As a corporate photographer with experience in Digital Asset Management clients sometimes ask me what I suggest for their business. Bynder Orbital is a new freemium Digital Asset Management (DAM) application launching soon. Think of it as Dropbox for DAM. Here’s a 60 second video explaining Bynder Orbital: Bynder Orbit is a ‘Software as a […] Read More
Digitising Photos with Your Camera
Everyone has a cache of photos, slides and negatives tucked away somewhere. They might be your images, family photos from your parents, or a film archive from your company. They all hold great value whether personal, sentimental or a business asset. It can seem like a huge responsibility: What are you going to do with […] Read More
Transfer Video Tape To Digital Now!
Now is the time to start digitising all your video or audio tapes. Why? The Australian National Film and Sound Archive made the year 2025 a hard deadline for transferring magnetic tape to digital. After 2025 many factors compound to make digitisation practically impossible: Obsolesce – equipment to play tapes no longer made or repairable Experience […] Read More
Back to the DAM Old Days
Image Management – are we back to the old days? In the early noughties post-production for digital photography would require three distinct pieces of software: 1. Image browser 2. Raw converter 3. Image cataloguer Each application had it’s purpose. 1. Image Browser Downloading and creating a back up of images from the camera memory card is […] Read More