Ok , so I finally have my new PC, have moved all the old photos to a 1Tb portable Hard drive(is a bit like the box of old prints under the bed that will get sorted out one day!!) and I want to establish a new file system that will keep things in better order as we put new pics on the PC. I know that Lightroom and picassa both offer useful cataloging options but there are 4 of us use this PC. I am the only one likely to shoot RAW and spend much time in post processing and I will use Lightroom 2 for that.
Should my file sytem be as follows:
with separate folders for each of us in the my pictures folder. Then each of us develop a file tree inside our names according to year, month etc.