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IMAGE RESEARCH GUIDE: Managing Your Images

This guide will provide information for searching for, sharing, presenting and managing images.

Personal Digital Archives

Media Management Tools

There area a variety of image management tools available to you.  You can choose to use on-line resources such as Flickr and Picasa or off-line tools such as iPhoto, Aperture, and Photoshop Lightroom.  Below is a brief list of those you might consider.  

Some questions you might use to find the right solution for your situation:

  • How much do I want to spend?
  • Do I want my collection online or on my computer?
  • How much description do I want to give to my images?
  • Do I need to be able to manipulate my images as well as manage them?
  • Do I want to easily share my information/image with others over the internet?

NOTE: This is not an endorsement for any one Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution, but a list of the products available to you.  For advice on starting a DAM project see the JISC Digital Media page Systems for Managing Digital Media Collections.

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