PHOTO FILE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE AN EXCLUSIVE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHER—YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!
PHOTOGRAPH FILE ORGANIZATION TOOL FOR ANDROID
It is very important to have your photo library images in good order, especially if you are a Photographer under contract with a Rights Managed Photo Library, like I am, with ARCANGEL.com .
- As a Photographer under contract, you have several obligations to uphold. You will have a specific number of photos you will need to submit per specific time: Basically, you just need to be active with your submissions.
- You will need to keep track of your Accepted and Rejected Photographs: That is the reason for using a good File Manager, I use the X-plore (see below) file manager.
- You need to make sure not to submit photographs to your Stock Library that have already been rejected! That is another reason to use the File Management App—you need a separate folder titled “REJECTED Photographs”. TAKE SCREENSHOTS of all Accepted and Rejected Photographs and move the screenshots into the appropriate folders.
- If the Photo Library you have a contract with, rejects photos, then you are usually allowed to submit those images to other Photo Libraries. (Some of my more favorite images submitted to my Photo Library, have been rejected. That being the case, I submitted those images to other Photo Libraries and they were accepted in many cases.
- Therefore, if one Photo Library rejects photos don’t give up, just resubmit those images to other Photo Libraries—Where one Photo Library finds no value in your photos, others may, so diversify your Stock Library Photography business. If ARCANGEL rejects my photos, then I can try submitting them to EyeEm or GettyImages, or many others.
- ☆ You need to carefully read the Terms of your Contract to see what you can do with rejected photos. Sometimes, Accepted photos can be submitted and used for uses that do not conflict or compete with your Stock Photography Library.
- Rejected Photographs don’t mean your photographs are no good—well, it could mean that, but a lot of times, it means the photos do not meet the style of photos needed by particular Stock Photo Libraries. ☆Thus, try not to be too discouraged.
As mentioned above, for my photograph file management, I’m presently using X-plore, Version 4.00.00.
There are several good file management apps for Android, but X-plore meets my personal requirements, and it has many options to manage files, plus it gives you access to your Cloud Storage Solutions, like OneDrive, GDrive, Dropbox, and many others.
As you can see, under my Arcangel folder, I have all the important folders needed to keep my image file organized.