The moment you get a spanking new Digital SLR is that you're going to take a LOT of pictures. Then you're going to have to sort it out and do your editing and tweaking, and then of course you're gonna want to put those pictures online. Here I just like to share how I go about with my photography workflow.
The first thing I did was to organize how pictures go into my memory card. I didn't want all the pictures I take to disappear into a single 100MSDCF folder, luckily my Sony A350 had the option of creating new folders for EACH DAY of shooting.
Not sure if this is standard among all SLRs though, but even on my point & shoot I could create multiple folders on the memory card. Anyway the setting means that my card looks like this after a trip.
So each day's photos is automatically put into it's own folder by the camera. This is a real time saver when you're on a multiday trip away from a computer.
After taking photos I come back, plug my CF card into the reader and copy the files to my PC. Instead of just opening 2 Explorer Windows and copy and pasting between them. I use Microsoft's SyncToy application, it's actually more of a tool for synchronizing files between 2 storage devices. But because you can set it up so that whatever files that are in your storage card but aren't in the master storage (ie The folder on your hard disk where you put everything) are automatically pushed to the hard disk with one simple click of a button, I choose to use it for the process of dumping images to my hard disk.
Specifically the SyncToy options that I use are to put my CF card reader as the Left folder, my hard disk pic folder as the Right folder, and set the sync mode to Contribute.
Next I use Window Live Photo Gallery to look through my pictures and perform touch ups on the pictures which I want to put online. It's no Photoshop of course, but it gets the job done for simple things like correcting white balance, and some other minor tweaks.
It's not like I need too remove a zit from someone's face! If I wanted to I can also choose to tag and catalog my photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery, but I'm not the cataloging type of person.
If I had a Windows Live Spaces or Flickr account (or any other service that provides the plugin for Live Photo Gallery) I could directly upload the picture from Live Photo Gallery itself. You might also want to check out the spanking new Windows Live Photos which gives you 25GB of storage for your pictures. But I'm not a photo album kind of person. I'm more of a blog person so I use Windows Live Writer to get my pictures up at my blog instead.
Windows Live Writer allows me to have a great editing experience for creating my blog posts, I can compose my posts offline, I have pretty much WYSIWYG results, and it supports various blog engines. But one of the things that definetly saves me time is the fact that when I insert an image in Live Writer. Not only is it able to automatically frame the picture to give it that slick look, it'll also automatically resize it to a thumbnail version, and it'll then create a link to a bigger more clearer version so your viewers can see the detailed one. This saves a lot of time for me to do it manually!
And that's it! That's the process of how my photos go from my camera to my blog.
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