Managing files for submission

posted on 26th of may, 2009

How do you manage your files for submission?

I have created a folder called DT & then sub folders:

© Guava (Help)

Accepted (I love this folder)
Rejected (much fuller than I would like)

Every time I submit an image I load it into the pending folder.

Then after review, I either moves from pending into accepted, rejected or resubmit.

I find this works well, so long as I am conscientious about it. It means I know where I am, at any point in time. It also means I am not submitted images that were previously rejected and wasting reviewers time.

I think a Work in progress folder may also be on the horizon for me. I have a few images that I would like to play around with so it seems like a good idea to save them all in one place for a rainy day.

Comments (5)

Comment by Thepraetorian on May 26, 2009

In my opinion managing files using folders isn't really a good idea. It's great when you work with only one microstock site. Bun when you work with multiple sites it will took too much disk space. Try using virtual folders, there are a lot of software on the market that allows you to organize your photos.
As for me, I'm using Adobe Lightroom.

Comment by Fultonsphoto on May 26, 2009

I do exactly the same.

Comment by Mani33 on May 26, 2009

I do the same but I also rename the files by the number that DT has attributed then the description, so I can keep them organized by date of upload not the date of creation and to avoid going back to the e-mails in the case of the rejected ones!
Might be an extra work but I'm managing till now!


Comment by Eclecticelegance on May 26, 2009

That's actually exactly the format I have used to organize mine!!! But lately I have not been as good about keeping track of it. Lately, I have just been backing up the accepted photos to a folder on Picasa Web to make sure I have a backup in case I lose those accepted files.

Comment by Petroruth on May 26, 2009

this sounds like a good way to keep track. It would be good to keep those files in an external hard drive so you do not bog down your computer.some of these photo files take up a lot of room.

Comments (5)

This article has been read 1022 times. 2 readers have found this article useful.
Photo credits: Yifang Zhao.

About me

Public Collections I manage A Child's best friend
Agility Dogs

Sydney, AU

June (1)
May (2)
April (1)
March (2)

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

My favorite articles


More favorite articles

Related image searches

submit manage files organise ordered

Submit related stock images