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Offline AndyPark

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Basic Start Up
« on: December 26, 2007, 05:33:43 PM »
Starting from scratch; will try to use PM from first of the year with all new weddings.  Moving from ACDSee.  What are your suggestions for best tutorials, readmes, general guidance to learn best useage of PM?  I would like to be able to run several practice ingests, remove "culls," arrange images by categories, etc., and prepare for uploading to website and producing CD/DVD copies of event.  I will also utilize DxO at some stage in workflow, wherever suggested.  Appreciate being pointed to the newcomers place.  Many Thanks,

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Re: Basic Start Up
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 04:33:06 AM »
I think the best book you can get here is "The DAM Book -- Digital Asset Management for Photographers" by Peter Krogh.  It's supposed to be an authority on the subject.

Added: Have a look at http://www.thedambook.com/

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Re: Basic Start Up
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 04:15:58 PM »
I think the best book you can get here is "The DAM Book -- Digital Asset Management for Photographers" by Peter Krogh.  It's supposed to be an authority on the subject.

Yes, but it barely mentions Photo Mechanic.

The user manual is now fairly comprehensive and is available here:

http://camerabits.fileburst.com/Photo_Mechanic_4.5.3_Manual.pdf

Please feel free to ask questions pertaining to parts of your workflow.

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Re: Basic Start Up
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 02:08:25 AM »
Yes, but it barely mentions Photo Mechanic.

The user manual is now fairly comprehensive and is available here:

http://camerabits.fileburst.com/Photo_Mechanic_4.5.3_Manual.pdf

Ah, I interpreted the question as a request to get an introduction to DAM, not PhotoMechanic per se.  For that I already supposed Andy would have already looked for the manual (which is great by the way!).

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