Author Topic: Best-practice tips for managing, organising, renaming files  (Read 1208 times)

kimhill

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Re: Best-practice tips for managing, organising, renaming files
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2021, 08:29:52 PM »
Another Photoshop user here. I often clean up covers while reviewing new music additions & I find it kind of relaxing. My own preference is to clean up covers so that they look fresh off the press, and of course, PS is the tool for that- at least if you have other uses for it.

jackie kennedy

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Re: Best-practice tips for managing, organising, renaming files
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2021, 08:35:27 PM »


I use photoshop, but that's what I do for a living, so I have it handy. Which probably isn't much use, really.

(Always happy to square up a cover shot for somebody, though.)
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this is what i use as well. sometimes i can also quickly go to resizeimage.net/ and set the dimensions i want too

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Re: Best-practice tips for managing, organising, renaming files
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2021, 02:39:09 AM »
GIMP is a fine open source alternative to Photoshop

h--ps://www.gimp.org/
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Re: Best-practice tips for managing, organising, renaming files
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2021, 05:30:24 AM »
GIMP is a fine open source alternative to Photoshop

Great point. I have so many years of Photoshop muscle memory that I tend to forget about GIMP. At the same time, Photoshop is not as inaccessible as it once was. I subscribe to Adobe's "Photography Plan" Photoshop + Lightroom for US $9.99/month. Worth considering if you spend lots of time working on images. I get a lot more value & enjoyment from that than, say, a Hulu subscription. ;)

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html
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Re: Best-practice tips for managing, organising, renaming files
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2021, 05:41:13 AM »
Somewhat related- is Audacity sort of the GIMP of audio editing? I really need to up my game there.

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Re: Best-practice tips for managing, organising, renaming files
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2021, 05:58:14 PM »
kimhill. yes. audacity is a free audio editor and very powerful and versatile.

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