I've had my camera for just over a year now, and recently started attempting to catalogue all my photos using Adobe Bridge in CS3.
Seeing as own a desktop, a laptop and I've just bought myself a new laptop (to replace the first), I've got my photos spread out over 3 PCs. The laptop is used, typically, mainly for storing photos on the go, but sometimes I do editing on it, and I've experimented with tethered shooting too.
Now, storing photos and making sure you don't have duplicates is a task in itself, so I'm hoping some of you can help me here with a few questions:
- is there any way I can copy all the keywords/tags, metadata and changes I've made across from one PC to another?
- is there a way I can search for and erase duplicates of the same photos?
- if I were to build an NAS (with mirrored drives for data security in case one fails), would this be the best way to store the photos, and would I be able to copy all the required data as per above?
At the moment, I'm trying to store all my photos together on an external drive, but I'm uncertain whether or not all the data (tags, changes to the RAW files) is carried across and "recognised" by Bridge on another PC.
Oh, and I'll warn you all now that I'm still a bit of a newb when it comes to Photoshop and Bridge - please provide as much explanation as possible, thanks!