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File Management – What open and free software can you use to manage a large collection of photos?

I think the best answer is too Print all your photosGood prints that are kept properly will last for hundreds of years.

I do not think there is an answer to your digital files that will completely satisfy your question.

My answer is that the formats and storage methods continue to change. You must update your photos and move from format to format and the storage solution to storage solution as times change.

Following this strategy, you would continue to use Lightroom to ensure that you periodically store the metadata in the original or sidecar files (and I recommend exporting to 8-bit JPG) and then allocate those files both locally and remotely to save. As things change, the workflow changes with them, using different software, exporting different formats, and changing the locations as needed.

For example: I started filming, using shoeboxes and then acid-free archive boxes to store the photos and negatives. Later, I scanned the negatives, added EXIF ​​and IPTC metadata with ACDSee and Photoshop, and output high-quality JPG files stored on CDs and DVDs. Later, I used Lightroom to streamline my photo collection, add more metadata, output high-quality JPGs, and store them locally and in two places in the cloud.

It is very labor intensive, the software is not free and is not stored locally or in the cloud. However, this is the only way to ensure that your digital files survive.

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