Ever had a friends or family ask “Have you got any photos of [insert persons name]” handy?
I get it quite a lot.
I catalogue and edit my images in Adobe Lightroom 3 and have a structure to my archive, each day getting a dated and named folder, e.g. “2010-11-02 Snow!”. Having such folders doesn’t help much when it comes to finding past images of people. Especially since a) my sense of time isn’t linear and b) many images can contain multiple people. I can add keywords for any new images in Lightroom, but what about the tens of thousands of shots from past holidays, parties and images shot by both myself and other members of the family? There simply isn’t enough free time to wade through them all.