Okay, Store and then designer
sounds good but how do you handle when they sell at several stores?
Or CU from pers use products?
And if you split off into papers and embelies... and put all the solid papers together
Don't you lose the TOU and source? Making it so much harder to post proper credits for a layout.
I do by folders for designers or stores. Since I've already saved the previews, in the same folder with the kit, I don't bother to unzip anything. And since windows and PS automatically will allow a double click to open zipped files and allow access to the elements..... This may save space but you do loose being able to see all the elements and papers at a glance when opening the folder. Ones that are unzipped and show up with each item as a thumbnail are much easier to see and be able to select what might work in a layout.
But, that is my style of scrapping. I normally will start with a kit or challenge and then look for the photos to match or use.
And, I mostly also record in a works spreadsheet or database. Have an "About" word or word pad file as I'm making the daily rounds. Cut and paste the filename from the save box into that doc and later into the sprdst.
In there have designer, source website, date [of the blog post], date I DLed it, , location, kit name, description and comments.
More work that way but much quicker to seach this single document than the large hard drive.
for example, for the daily download, the text in the about file is:
Go helen 4/27 he_cu_antiquepostcards_mini_LRG he_cu_antiquepostcards_mini.zip 15.75 MB Go 4/28 6 CU Antique Postcards Mini - unused - late 1800s to early 1900s. No Credit required. Can be used as is or modified for your requirements. All in png file format 300dpi. Commercial and S4H/S4O ok. idea - use for Grandma & Mom travel pix journal boxes Order Number is: 187884
Then, each tab or comma allow a direct cut and paste into the spreadsheet cells.
Thanks much to designers who are descriptive like Helen. Not element1 2 3 4 5 6 in the zip file but HE_Postcard. So much easier for be to search for "string" or "bow" or "Tag" in the filenames.