This section deals with the workflows required to operate the library on a day-to-day basis.
This article deals with how to add images to an existing library and tag them so they are consistently displayed by Synology Photo Station.
In this post I will talk about the best place to create, apply, edit and remove tags.
I am increasingly drawn to geotagging. GPS is standard on all smartphones / tablets and is appearing on proper cameras too. It’s obviously the way forward and it allows us to use a map view of locations to visualise and access our photos in a new, graphical and intuitive way.
In this post I will talk about the geotagging capabilities of Daminion and Photo Station and how far they integrate with each other.
Review, edit and organise tags (repeat)
The link to this article is repeated because the content is as relevant to the operational section as it is to the Setup section.
This article explains the best approach to folder and image management in Daminion, Synology Photo Station and (to a lesser extent) Windows Explorer.
There is no specific workflow to accompany this article.
This article covers the various methods for viewing the Photo Station library.
This article covers the creation of Named User and Admin accounts on Synology Photo Station. The workflow differs depending on which Photo Station account type you configured in Photo Station > Settings > General
Specialist topics related to managing Daminion and Photo Station, which you may require from time to time.
This article addresses the Creation Dates minefield. Yes, that was a plural, Creation Dates. You’d think that one Creation date would be sufficient wouldn’t you? After all there can only be one date on which an image was originated. However there’s an important distinction between the Date and Time a picture was taken on the camera, and the Date and Time it first makes its appearance in the computer’s file system.
And then there are images created by scanning a photo, negative or slide in which there is no concept of Date Taken. These have a creation date that is the date on which they were scanned but we are more interested in the date the original photo was taken. Purists will argue that the date scanned is important and in photographic agencies it may be but I believe that for hobbyist users it is meaningless in the context of what we are trying to achieve.
During the Daminion and Synology Photo Station learning curve I had moments of confusion about which app was doing what to the metadata and, on my test data, I needed to do a reset and start over.
In this post I will describe the tool I used to do that.
Nothing in this post is specific to Daminion or Photo Station. I’m including it because I found a solution that worked for me and I thought I would share it.
A few Synology users have reported the same niggling issue, the appearance of a folder called $Recycle.Bin on their NAS drive. This post explains the root cause and how to prevent it happening.
This article provides information about the way Daminion and Photo Station sometimes display images with incorrect orientation. The problem seems to mostly relate to scanned photos. The root cause may be the way the photo was oriented when placed in the scanner.
In the previous article we saw that some GPS data can remain visible on-line even when Photo Station is configured to suppress it. This is not a Synology issue. The problem is that there are many fields to which GPS data can be written by other apps. Synology suppresses their own chosen fields but the fields added by other apps remain and are displayed by Photo Station.
This article describes how to remove all the GPS data.
Don’t forget the power of search. Daminion and Synology Photo Station both have indexed searching but in Photo Station it offers a powerful and viable alternative to scrolling through hundreds of keywords.
A table that summarises which functions you should perform where, and where not.
If you have any questions, comments, ideas or suggestions please post them in the Daminion User Forum