I just got a dslr. Well actually its been about three months. After trying a couple of programs and looking at some of the rest I was hoping maybe you could help me out. My camera stores raw and jpegs when in the raw mode. I want to be able to leave the jpegs on the computer and burn the raw files to cds with the software telling me what jpegs go with what cd. I want to be able to sort by keywords that I supply and metadata. I would also like very much if this software had a raw converter but thats not mandatory. Is it best to back up your files as unconverted raw files or as tiff files? Any help or thoughts would be great.
I haven't looked lately, but Extensis Portfolio is the type of program that you're looking for.
The primary purpose of Adobe Lightroom, as well as Apple Aperture is to MANAGE digital camera image files, including organization and the provision of access by means of search criteria like metadata. These applications will support archiving Raw files to CD and keeping track of them, in addition to the convenience of Raw conversion and image adjustment tools and process provided.
Both applications have been reviewed in Shutterbug which should help to explain their purpose functions and capabilities, and you can if you haven;t, read all that has been written about them here on the Shutterbug web site. Just click on Equipment Reviews in the links bar above.