|Create another folder called "Best Pictures sep-6-09"
etc. where you will put your favorites from the batch of images
you've just downloaded onto your computer from your camera. You
should always keep a backup of the originals. Once you have the
"favorite" folder created and opened, open your original
image folder next to it, so you can see the contents of both as
you start to COPY files from the original into your favorites.
Now you need to have an easy way to view your images. There are
many programs that do this. Windows comes with an image viewer and
can be accessed by clicking the right mouse button on an image file
and selecting "Preview".
Look for images that are focused and well lit. Images that accurately
describe the subject. Remember to always take many pictures, so
that you have a few to choose from. Try to showcase as many different
views as possible, leaving very few duplicate angles and lighting
Make sure you COPY the files and not MOVE the files, otherwise you
will have no back-up, and when LIFE Magazine calls you for your
million- dollar deal, you won't have the original image to sell
them (The other image with be sized down).
In Windows: If you click on the image once with the left mouse button,
then hold down the right mouse button over the image, you can drag
it into another folder, a little menu should pop up where you can
select "Copy". The file will then be copied to it's new