+1 privatebydesign, mb66energy, Zv - and possibly others!
Since I pretty much keep everything (disk space is cheap, though backups can be painful), that definition of "keeper rate" is not very useful? Then there is "technically ok" but could still be flawed in many other ways.
My best go on 500px, with some extras at Flickr. I have 140 photos at the former, from 10s of thousands of original shots still on disk. What's the "keeper" here?
At the moment I switched from storing nearly everything on the disk to the following procedure:
10 create a new directory on the external disk named DIGI_ROLLS like YYYY-MM-DD_some-description
20 copying files from a camera to an external disk
30 batch renaming these files to insert a unique ID from IMG_1234.cr2 to IMG_EOSM_001234.cr2
40 if a second camera's files have to be transferred GOTO 10
50 copy the directory to my PC
60 check file numbers / directory size
70 delete files on memory cards after checking roughly creation date, file count
The idea behind that procedure is the following:
- it is now easier for me to make an "image file deletion" party - everything is on disk.
- backup is much smaller
- if the DIGI_ROLLS drive is full I can buy another one
- if the DIGI_ROLLS drive fails in 2 months or 3 years and there was no need to use it to
restore files I deletet accidentally ... so what ?
Know I need time for photography and the right light ... waiting for spring.