The great thing about digital photography is you can take
photographs without worrying about costs. The challenging thing about
digital photography is you can take lots of photographs. Instead of
boxes, filing cabinets, and binders spilling a chaos of negatives and
prints, we have computers, memory cards, and external hard drives packed
full of image bits and bytes. It can get overwhelming, fast.
In this Learning Guide, the first in a series of Learning Guides about digital asset management, you will learn how building and using a powerful organization system can bring sanity to your digital chaos.
What is Digital Asset Management?
For the purpose of this series, we define digital asset management as a system of practices, conventions, hardware and software for organizing, sorting, storing, and sharing digital images and video files.
- Digital Asset ManagementWhat is Digital Asset Management and Why Do You Need It?Dawn Oosterhoff
- Digital Asset ManagementDo You Need a Picture Archive?Dawn Oosterhoff
Digital Asset Management Systems
Digital asset management is based on a few key principles. Use these guidelines when developing your DAM workflow:
- Digital Asset ManagementThe Anatomy of a Digital Asset Management SystemDawn Oosterhoff
- Digital Asset Management7 Golden Rules of Digital Asset ManagementDawn Oosterhoff
- Digital Asset ManagementThe Digital Pipeline: How to Safely Manage Images and Video from Capture to ArchiveDawn Oosterhoff
Adding Information and Organization to Your Collection
A little bit of DAM can go a long way! Using keywords deliberately, sorting and rating your images, and adding contextual information is essential for a healthy archive.
- Digital Asset ManagementUsing a Controlled Vocabulary to Organize Digital PhotographsDawn Oosterhoff
- Digital Asset ManagementUnlock the Power of Ratings and Subjectivity in Your Photo Editing WorkflowDawn Oosterhoff
- Digital Asset ManagementCaption, Description, Title, ALT: How to Add Semantic Information to ImagesDawn Oosterhoff
For more in-depth learning, check out a few of our our DAM-related courses: