On 04/11/2013 03:27 AM, FriendlyBeginner wrote:
Please Help Me! I am perplexed & hungry for ideas. I have thousands of 3x5 inch
index cards, all hand written cards. And I have learned how to use GIMP to scan
4 cards at a time, crop, guillotine the 4 cards to make 4 seperate .JPG files,
and then import to my PC (XP).
The cards will (I guess) be numbered like 001.jpg, 002.jpg like that. BUT this
current batch of cards are basically just "things to do" index cards, so I will
likely have 3 folders labeled by priority 1, 2, 3....And inside these folders
are all my .JPG files depending on the priority of each "things to do" card.
And all these thousands of cards will be dragged and dropped or otherwise be
constantly moved and/or deleted by me constantly from folder to folder, keep in
mind each of these .JPG files is labeled/numbered.
So when I move them from one folder to another, there is labeling/numbering
conflicts, and the order and positioning will be lost.
What I was hoping for was some sort of a program/file manager whereby I can
treat the ".JPG Files" more like tiles or desktop icons, once moved they are
just there and do not move unless I move them and they do not get automatically
moved by my PC based on "file name/number", yet still be able to move and/or
delete them from folder to folder without conflict.
I really need some "thinking outside of the box" options/ideas. Any alternative
file & folder experts out there? Any file management/organizing programs out
there? Please Help!
If I understand correctly -- that in the long run it is the information
ON the cards that you want to preserve, not necessarily images of the
cards themselves, then it seems to me that you should be using a
database that can either _contain_ images or at least display images
referenced by filenames in the database, as well as textual/data content.
In such a database, every card would be referenced by some unique
filename/number; it really does not matter much what that
filename/number is. The card would be viewable either as an independent
image by whatever methods, but more importantly, from withing the
database's user interface.
The data records in the database would be structured to _eventually_
replace the cards/images. Over time, you could type in the data from
the cards (images) into the database (while being able to see both at
the same time on screen). When the data is fully entered, then you can
sort and organize it any thousand ways you want and you will always have
immediate access to the image (if still needed).
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