I am happy that I finally arrived at a workflow on the Mac that closely resembles my Windows workflow – giving me an opportunity to continue to learn the Mac without having to change my photography workflow at the same time
- ExifRenamer: Photos are renamed to my format of choice based on their EXIF data: “<date> <time> <camera> <job> <seq>.cr2”
Sorting and Selection:
- RAW files are sent to DVD-RON for safekeeping, and to avoid mistakes during the image processing phase.
- Bibble 4.3: I am staying with Bibble 4.3 on the Mac for now - it has a familiar interface and it works with the setting from my existing photos.
- Photoshop CS2: overall image editing and correcting.
- Noise Ninja: a great plug-in to remove noise from high ISO images.
- iView Media Pro 2: tag, catalog, and organize photo collection.
- iPhoto: A secondary copy of the photos are added to iPhoto for easy publishing to web, iDVD, iMovie, email, etc.
Finished photos are sent to:
- Maxtor Firewire HD: standby storage for all of my photos.
- Online storage: Smugmug is used as my online album and online storage.
- DVD-ROM: all photos are also backed up to DVD which is then kept off-site
I am relieved to have my workflow established on the Mac at last. I can now finish processing the images from the past 10 days, and move on to the task of taking more photos!