I need some help to start my project right.
In the last 10 years, I have accumulated about 3000 family photos by scanning old printed and accumulating new digital photos.
The problem is that they are spread into 2 desktops and 2 laptops, and I also have pictures still into 3 digitals cameras.
Now before I organize those photos with Photoshop Element Organizer, I am in search of the best way to merge all those pictures into my new laptop which has C and D drive.
I was planning to put my programs on C: and my data on D: to latter ease my backup task.
I want to build the right structure right now and not to regret anything done wrong latter.
I also want to play safe as I am afraid of loosing any of those precious souvenirs; Some are form the early 1900.
1) Should I proceed with a transfer using a USB key drive for my scanned photos and for those received by email? They are already in the form of yyyy-mm-dd
2) Should I use the software from my first CANON 3 MEG camera, and the software of my 2nd CANON 5 MEG, and then the 3rd software of my SAMSUNG 12 MEG to transfer the photo to my new folder?
3) Should I put them all in the same folder?
4) Am I right that any duplication will be found by the ORGANIZER and this will be solved easily?
5) My guess is that they will all end up being in date order like yyyy-mm-dd. Would that be the best way?
6) Would you have any more recommendations to help me doing the best thing?
In the videos on line, they don’t talk much about that special case of organizing a big data bank into one single new computer
All your help would be much appreciated
You would get more help in the Photoshop Elements forums ( http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_elements ).
This is the forum for Photoshop, and very few people here have even seen the Elements Organizer.
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