One of the main concerns for digital photographers today is asset management: how to file, find, protect, and re-use their photos. The best solutions can be found in The DAM Book, our bestselling guide to managing digital images efficiently and effectively. Anyone who shoots, scans, or stores digital photographs is practicing digital asset management (DAM), but few people do it in a way that makes sense. In this second edition, photographer Peter Krogh -- the leading expert on DAM -- provides new tools and techniques to help professionals, amateurs, and students: Understand the image file lifecycle: from shooting to editing, output, and permanent storage Learn new ways to use metadata and key words to track photo files Create a digital archive and name files clearly Determine a strategy for backing up and validating image data Learn a catalog workflow strategy, using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Expression Media, and Photoshop CS4 together Migrate images from one file format to another, from one storage medium to another, and from film to digital Learn how to copyright images To identify and protect your images in the marketplace, having a solid asset management system is essential. The DAM Book offers the best approach.
Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos is for those who are planning a digital asset management system or interested in becoming digital asset managers. This book explains both the purpose of digital asset management systems and why an organization might need one. The text then walks readers step-by-step through the concerns involved in selecting, staffing, and maintaining a DAM. This book is dedicated to providing you with a solid base in the common concerns, both legal and technical, in launching a complex DAM capable of providing visual search results and workflow options. Containing sample job models, case studies, return on investment models, and quotes from many top digital asset managers, this book provides a detailed resource for the vocabulary and procedures associated with digital asset management. It can even serve as a field guide for system and implementation requirements you may need to consider. This book is not dedicated to the purchase or launch of a DAM; instead it is filled with the information you need in order to examine digital asset management and the challenges presented by the management of visual assets, user rights, and branded materials. It will guide you through justifying the cost for deploying a DAM and how to plan for growth of the system in the future. This book provides the most useful information to those who find themselves in the bewildering position of formulating access control lists, auditing metadata, and consolidating information silos into a very new sort of workplace management tool – the DAM. The author, Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley, is a board member of the DAM Foundation and has chaired both the Human Resources and Education committees. Currently Elizabeth is working with the University of British Columbia and the DAM Foundation to establish the first official certificate program for Digital Asset Managers. She has written, taught, and been actively a part of conferences related to the arrangement, description, preservation and access of information for over ten years. Her ongoing exploration of digital asset management and its relationship to user needs can be followed at her homepage for Atlanta Metadata Authority : atlantametadata.com.
Author: Jens Jacobsen
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Learn how the top CG film, computer game and web development companies have saved significant time and money on their projects by optimizing digital asset management systems and streamlining production processes. Also included is a product overview with 28 detailed descriptions of software solutions, including screenshots and prices, as well as a practical assessment of their suitability for different industries & project sizes.
Photographers, videographers, and other creative content makers are dealing with a new world of media that presents the challenge of managing all their raw and prepared data produced in the creative process. The framework for managing this data must go beyond Digital Asset Management (DAM) to the holistic data lifecycle perspective. Enter Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle. Offering much more than a DAM book—this is a comprehensive guide to modern, real-world digital asset storage practices. It goes beyond things like metadata and how to use DAM applications and looks at the whole process, from ingest to archive. In addition to the usual DAM concerns of metadata and tagging, Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle brings to light the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of the digital storage mediums we choose and the best techniques for applying them. It looks beyond DAM software to real-life examples for keeping your data safe and managed, from the moment of production to its status as historical artifact.
The digital world is transitioning from text to media: photos, audio files, video clips, animations, games, and more. Enterprises of all kinds struggle with how to manage those media assets. Digital professionals who want to master the life cycles behind creating, storing, and reusing media need the inside scoop on how digital and media asset management technology really works.
Author: Andreas Mauthe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2005-08-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Content and Content Management are core topics in the IT and broadcast industry. However these terms have not been clearly defined for those learning the field. The topic is complex and users from different industries have different backgrounds and a varied understanding of content issues. Multimedia Content Management helps to clarify the subject area, define problematic issues and establish a universal understanding of content and its management. * Provides clarity in the subject area * Defines potential problems and establishes a universal understanding * Builds an architectural framework upon this account and different aspects of the industry and solutions are reviewed * Comprehensively describes the different users working and accessing content, the applications and workflows Essential reading for students, engineers and technical managers, in the area of data, storage management and multimedia, requiring an overview of this complex topic. The topics discussed will also prove highly insightful for executive managers and media professionals with a technical understanding and broadcast executives in the field.
The tools and techniques necessary for great digital output are now readily available and more affordable than ever. "301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers" shows photographers of all levels how to make high-qual
Author: David Diamond
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2012-11-04
Genre: Broadcast data systems
What Digital Asset Management Industry Pros say about DAM Survival Guide: "If you are investing in DAM books to learn more about the subject, I can recommend this one." - Naresh Sarwan, Senior Editor, DigitalAssetManagementNews.org "After you've read DAM Survival Guide, when you negotiate with a DAM vendor or try to evaluate the value of a system for your business, you won't have many blanks left for a vendor to fill in with marketing babble. It therefore is a book I warmly recommend." - Erik Vlietinck, Principle, IT Enquirer "From newbies to experienced digital asset managers, DAM Survival Guide provides enough information that you can access what you need when you need it." - Marisa Peacock, Journalist, CMS Wire "Digital Asset Management Vendors, Integrators, Analyst and Consultants be warned the DAM Survival Guide is packed full of insights, strategies and common sense guides for making DAM work for the end user. David Diamond, a seasoned DAM professional, shares his knowledge using wit, analogy, metaphor that cleaves the real meat on the bones of complexity that is Digital Asset Management. David nails it on every level: technology, human and insights. I would not hesitate in recommending DAM Survival Guide to anyone on or starting their DAM Journey." - Mark Davey, Founder, DAM Foundation _______________ ABOUT THE BOOK DAM Survival Guide is a digital asset management book that explains everything you need to know to design, plan, deploy, promote and maintain a successful DAM initiative at your organization. Written by a recognized DAM industry export in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, DAM Survival Guide is a must-have resource for those new to DAM, and it's great for those looking to increase their DAM knowledge too. DAM Survival Guide is everything you need to know about DAM in one book. Starting with an overview of what digital asset management is and isn't (including a section on why you might not need DAM at all), the book goes on to offer a detailed discussion of everything that's important for you to know before you get too far with your DAM planning: Learn the benefits of wrapping DAM into a corporate initiate you can better manage Know how to find and recruit others at your organization who can become great allies See how you can benefit from reliable professional help (cheap or even free!), so you can avoiding expensive time-wasters Fully understand the needs of your organization, so that you can exceed expectations Start thinking about DAM software at the right time, so you can avoid costly purchase mistakes Discover tricks to determine which DAM vendors are most favored by customers, most progressive, and most likely to stay in business Explore elements of human psychology that can help you overcome change-resistance and increase buy-in Including approximately 56,000 words, this book, first published in June, 2012, is packed with useful information the author, David Diamond, has acquired during his 12+ years as a professional in the Digital Asset Management industry. Note: The Digital Asset Management Survival Guide mentions no DAM software solutions or vendors by name. The book's contents are unbiased and applicable no matter which DAM solution you determine to be right for you."
Author: David Huss
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2009-10-24
Delve into the ultimate guide for professional photographers Harness the power and flexibility of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, version 1.1, with this expert guide. Professional photographers David Huss and David Plotkin show you how to work smarter, faster, and more creatively with their personal tips, tricks, and techniques that you can incorporate into your own workflow. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 is a powerful tool that you can integrate into your existing workflow to increase your productivity and improve the overall quality of your work. With this ultimate resource by your side, you'll learn how to: .Organize, adjust, process, output, and share digital pictures like the top professionals .Personalize Lightroom with a custom Identity plate .Seamlessly transition between Lightroom and your favorite photo editor .Quickly view and compare multiple shots, pairing selections down to your best work .Correct images, adjust white balance, and fine-tune tone, balance, and exposure, crop and undo-all without altering your originals! .Automate your workflow by applying image adjustments to multiple photos .Output proof and contact sheets .Develop, print and display your digital pictures for friends and clients, all the while saving valuable time .Create slide shows and web postings .And much more... As you move from traditional separate image editing applications to this next generation software that was designed specifically for photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for the Professional Photographer unveils insider secrets and expert advice in this highly visual guide. David Huss is a professional photographer and author who has written more than 30 books. His work has been translated into eight languages. David Plotkin is a technical editor, photographer, and software writer who has written five books and numerous articles.
The book takes a tutorial approach.This book is great for photographers who want to start working with AfterShot Pro. It is assumed that you have a digital camera that can save RAW files to make use of the application. Readers are expected to have one or more RAW files available which can be used for practice alongside this book. Experience with other image editing software is a plus, but not mandatory for this book.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom 5 in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing and image management. In this book he’ll teach you how to: Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow Create and manage a personal image and video library Quickly apply tonal adjustments to multiple images Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios Make the most of new features in Lightroom 5, such as extended spot removal, Upright™ corrections, and Smart Previews Photographers will find Lightroom 5—and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book—indispensable tools in their digital darkrooms. “With Martin’s expert guidance, you’ll soon find that you have precisely the tools you need to turn your concentration back where it belongs—on making better pictures!” —George Jardine, digital photography consultant “As a photographer himself, Martin Evening knows what tools photographers need to realize their creative vision. In this book, he shows not only how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works but also why it will become an essential part of any photographer’s workflow.” —Greg Gorman, photographer
Your customers want rock-solid, bug-free software that does exactly what they expect it to do. Yet they can't always articulate their ideas clearly enough for you to turn them into code. You need Cucumber: a testing, communication, and requirements tool-all rolled into one. All the code in this book is updated for Cucumber 2.4, Rails 5, and RSpec 3.5. Express your customers' wild ideas as a set of clear, executable specifications that everyone on the team can read. Feed those examples into Cucumber and let it guide your development. Build just the right code to keep your customers happy. You can use Cucumber to test almost any system or any platform. Get started by using the core features of Cucumber and working with Cucumber's Gherkin DSL to describe-in plain language-the behavior your customers want from the system. Then write Ruby code that interprets those plain-language specifications and checks them against your application. Next, consolidate the knowledge you've gained with a worked example, where you'll learn more advanced Cucumber techniques, test asynchronous systems, and test systems that use a database. Recipes highlight some of the most difficult and commonly seen situations the authors have helped teams solve. With these patterns and techniques, test Ajax-heavy web applications with Capybara and Selenium, REST web services, Ruby on Rails applications, command-line applications, legacy applications, and more. Written by the creator of Cucumber and the co-founders of Cucumber Ltd., this authoritative guide will give you and your team all the knowledge you need to start using Cucumber with confidence. What You Need: Windows, Mac OS X (with XCode) or Linux, Ruby 1.9.2 and upwards, Cucumber 2.4, Rails 5, and RSpec 3.5