We take quite a few photos and I'm forever reinventing how I look after them. Here's where I am at at the moment:
- Photos come from a few different cameras
- Aperture (now 3.2.4) is what we use to manage them
- All photos/videos are imported
- Good ones get a 3 start rating, very good a 4 and the best a 5.
- Rejected, one and two star photos are deleted - unrated get to live for another day
- I export full size JPGs to my ~/Pictures/ApertureExports into subdirectories for each year.
- After exporting I use (the very excellent) exiftool to change the ctime of the file to be the photos's Original Datetime: (see the code block below)
- I have a ReadyNAS server for backups.
I mount the NAS and rsync the exports: (see the code block below)
exiftool "-filemodifydate<datetimeoriginal" .
rsync -rv --delete --progress --times \ /Users/Shared/ApertureExports/ \ /Volumes/nasmedia/Pictures/BestApertureExports/