It’s not the most glamorous, but the CoLA Photo Reorganizing & Renaming project has taken up quite a bit of my time lately. Essentially, there are thousands of old photos from years past stored on a shared volume. We needed to comb through these directories, pull out all the best photos of individuals, rename the files with our current naming convention, and then upload them to the UTBox folder where all ID photos/portraits are now being stored.
The idea is that these photos need to be easily located at any point in the future, and keeping a consistent naming convention and folder location makes that as painless as possible in case someone ever wanted to find a photo.
This did also, however, necessitate sifting through hundreds of folders, breaking them apart, deleting groups of low-res photos, and organizing them in a semi-managed way so that other STAs could get on board with the project and not be totally lost in the mess of nested directories.
Files before they’ve been renamed and moved:
Files after they’ve been renamed and moved: