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In LR, have my DNGs organized in folders. Is there any (practical) restriction on how many shots one can/should put in a single folder. Put differently, is there any disadvantage of puttin, say 2000 shots in a single folder or is it better to put them in, say, 2 or 3 separate folders?

 

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That all depends on how YOU want to arrange your images.

 

In LR it really doesn't matter, if you import all of them into one catalog, they will all be displayed when viewing that one catalog.

 

I personally place each days images in a separate sub folder for that year. So I have a 2005/2006/2007/2008/2009 folders on my HDD and then If I take any pictures they get put into a sub folder of that year by month and day (04-03, 05-01 and so on. Right now that would be in the 2009 folder).

 

I then have a catalog for each year. I've even thought about making one catalog for all years but then the number of images just gets to big for me.

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In LR, have my DNGs organized in folders. Is there any (practical) restriction on how many shots one can/should put in a single folder. Put differently, is there any disadvantage of puttin, say 2000 shots in a single folder or is it better to put them in, say, 2 or 3 separate folders?

 

Thanks.

 

If you talk about folders on your hard disk (rather than collections in LR), the limitations depend on the underlying operating system (thousands of files per folder are no problem). As other suggested, organize by time - one folder per year, quarter, month or day - however you like. I still use a new library per year - then a folder per quarter. Don't really know why :o Maybe it's the hope to limit the effect of potential problems along with the hope of increased speed.

 

Cheers

Ivo

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