i am about to set down to try and finalize an aperture database sort that involved a large amount of images coming from windows in a very disorganized manner. this has involved my importing my images (basically in bulk into one folder) and then manually sorting these by /moving/ them to an appropriately named folder.
this means that they are basically organized by folder by "keyword" - except that there is no keyword associated with the images yet. i have also taken a good deal of time to organize published ALBUMS in an organization that I need to retain. i am hoping to do two things at this point:
1. I would like to bulk rename important images so that they have a name that is associated with a project when this is information that i plan to use a lot moving forward. the advantage here is that when i need to export it to work on it or send it to someone it will be named something that makes sense instead of something that does not make sense. also, when a lot of different kinds of naming systems are in the same folder or album this makes things tricky for me to understand coherently.
2. I would like to finally organize this database "By Shoot" so that the images with Keywords can still be found as a group but so that when I look at images BY Date there is a kind of parent hierarchy of my images that starts at By Shoot/By Date.
i realize all of this is non-standard but i am wondering if someone can give me some steps that would help me do this, assuming that i do it deliberately and thoughtfully over the course of a weekend.
for instance, is it possible that I could (FOLDER BY FOLDER):
1. TAG the images in a FOLDER with a KEYWORD according to the FOLDER NAME
2. EXPORT these images to the DESKTOP.
3. DELETE the folder from Aperture.
4. RENAME the images using NAME MANGLER, and
5. RE - IMPORT the images
6. Finalize this "Export-Delete-Reimport" renaming, then
7. Go into Photos > List View > Sort By Date and MANUALLY move the images with a similar date to a NEW FOLDER with this DATE (and perhaps a SHOOT NAME)
8. Complete this process and then go into all the OLD FOLDERS, verify that there are no images remaining in these folders and then DELETE THESE OLD FOLDERS?
is it possible to find out from some of the more expert users as to whether this makes sense or if there are big alligators to watch out for in this process? i would very much like to complete this and begin to sort my data in a more rational way as it comes in.