This may seem an unusual question, but I have just this week invested in Adobe Products (Lightroom Photoshop with Bridge)
I currently have an Album organised on PC which I am happy with and this is just for our family use. I use PC Screen Saver to show photos while PC is idle. The album is all shots from previous point and shoot and for the last 4 years a DSLR. All shots from the are in with just a few recent months that I still have some files for as well. I tend to use only in recent time and then output as a from PP.
Since having the I have done some post processing on some shots in DPP. If just a file I may change in DPP save results and this is the file for display (i.e. overwrite the original file. When I started using files in last 12 months I would change in DPP save as and then delete the (except for a few days in more recent times where I still for some reason not deleted the ). I did this so to improve space on hard drives.
Now I have Lightroom which does not change the original shot (not sure what PS and Bridge do to original) it's made me question the structure I use for organisation of shots. I still want a file for display ( file does not display to my knowledge) but I am thinking I maybe should consider keeping the file. However over time this will significantly increase the size of the album. If I keep the files should they be in same folder or maybe in a different directory and just output the resulting to the normal album structure which means the file will appear in the screen saver displays. Or is keeping the file just a waste.
I cannot do some post production on a in lightroom without saving a as a different file name for it to display correctly in screen saver. So therefore I would need to delete original?
What are others doing that may be of help?
When using do you still keep when finished work on it?
Or am I over thinking this?