Finding, Saving, and Organizing Inspiration Online and Offline
We all see amazing images online, and keeping track of where we saw the images as well as who made them can be overwhelming. After years of trying different methods of keeping inspiration organized, I have come up with a great system that you will probably like.
Gallery Grabber is a great program for finding just the images you want on a website, and saving them to your computer. This is something I do only for inspiration, and I do not distribute them. It saves a ton of time over clicking SAVE AS on all the images.
It is limited to the same things we are when trying to save images offline, it will not work on a Flash based site, and sometimes has issues with PHP.
Making a New Lightroom Catalogue
I don’t like having all of my images mixed up with all the images I have gathered for inspiration, so instead I create a seperate catalogue in lightroom. When I want to add images to my inspiration catalogue, I simply go to that catalogue and import from my hard drive, making sure to just ADD the images to lightroom, and NOT COPY them anywhere.
Dropbox is Incredible
Probably my favorite part of the who process is Dropbox. It is free up to 3GB of storage, and stays synced across all of my devices, including your smart phone, iPad etc. This means that no matter where you are, you can access those images you found online very quickly and at full quality.