Media praise for The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers
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"If you need more hours in the day, or more billable hours, you need to get organized. And this is a good place to start. "
-- , Photoshop User Magazine, Dec. 2006
"It does not matter if you are a seasoned professional or dedicated amateur - there is something for you here. I would recommend this book if you are finding yourself overwhelmed by a growing catalog of photos and feeling overwhelmed by what it takes to manage them. If you are a professional photographer or are just starting out, you will find value in this book."
-- , Blogcritics.org
"The DAM Book by Peter Krogh is much more than a book on how to file and backup your images for safekeeping. That is its strong point. Yet it includes a lot of information on workflow. It is a book definitely worth picking up and browsing through. Getting over the use of a folder system for your images that is based on image content is not easy. Yet, the system Peter Krogh uses does work. As the number of images in a photographer's collection gets larger a system like that in The DAM Book will become a necessity. It makes life easier for the digital photographer. In the event of a major system failure like losing a hard drive, having a simple backup system that is up to date will be all that matters."
-- , Boston West Photographic Society
"There are other books that discuss DAM but this is the first I've encountered aimed at photographers. I consider it essential reading for serious digital photographers."
-- , Amazon.com
"To really understand this book, and get the most out of it, you should read each chapter while running Adobe Bridge, learning the steps of both data management and program operation. It is not a manual for Bridge - instead it is like a do-it-yourself class for learning Bridge. For photography professionals this can be a VERY valuable book...Overall, I found this book to be very well written, very informative, and very useful. The author goes into a lot of detail for almost every aspect of DAM."
-- , Silicon Valley Computer Society
"The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers is a must-read for all photographers who have not established efficient, consistent, flawless workflow systems. With refreshing clarity and keen insight Krogh teaches his reader the concepts underpinning good DAM practices. Then chapter-by-chapter, step-by-step, Krogh shows how to implement what he finds (at the time of writing) to be the most effective workflow."
-- , The Picture Professional
"This book is a must-read for professional photographers...Peter Krogh drills into complex computer configurations that will make every closet IT person smile, and is generous in providing warnings about those configurations to the novice. His easy-to-follow workflows include examples from his own system, offering insight into the issues and challenges of accommodating an ever-growing archive and the lessons he learned along the way."
-- , American Society of Media Photographers: Northern California
"Overall, I found this book to be very well written, very informative, and very useful. The author goes into a lot of detail for almost every aspect of DAM..."
-- , Barnes & Noble
"Modern digital photography gives both dedicated amateurs and professionals the ability to take previously unheard-of numbers of photographs, which then become difficult to store and access. This guide offers ideas for archiving and cataloging pictures, protecting against accidental loss, migrating existing archives into a new DAM system, importing film images, adding copyright and contact information to image tags, and improving workflow. Also covered is the hardware needed to create a stable archive system that will evolve and grow. The book is illustrated throughout with hardware diagrams, screenshots, and color photographs. Captions under each photograph include the metadata tag keywords used in the database of the author, who is a veteran commercial and editorial photographer."
-- , Book News