Quote Originally Posted by roteague
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1.) Use a category system that makes sense for the type of photography you do. I am primarily a landscape person, so I prefix my images with a code (AU - Australia, NZ - New Zealand, JO - Jordan, HI - Hawaii, etc.) and an image number. If you do people photos, you could try a code for the type (wedding, portrait, etc.).

2.) Find yourself a good computer program (I'm a programmer, so I have a custom program I wrote myself). .....
Sounds like your system would lend itself very well to a barcoding module .