A good photo workflow can save you time and help you be more efficient. If you work at a large organization, chances are you use a combination of Photoshop and an archive system. But for those of you who don't, Apple's iPhoto may be a solution. 

File photos are extremely valuable. Bill Gates founded image giant Corbis in 1989 to buy up some of the world's greatest photo archives including the Bettmann Archive, the Sygma collection in France and the German company Zefa. Corbis also has the rights to digital reproduction for art from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery in London. And it adds hundreds of thousands of new images every year. A subsidiary, Veer, licenses low-cost images that are crowd-sourced from photographers around the world.

As a photo library grows, it becomes harder and harder to quickly find file photos. That sucks because they are an important source of quick slideshows for your site. And users LOVE photos. Plus, you never know when that photo you took of a soldier at a rally turns out to be John Kerry and you can sell it for thousands of dollars.

This hands-on tutorial will give you tools to improve the quality of your photos and manage your collection as it grows. 

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