While I twiddle my thumbs waiting for my first :43: to arrive I've decided it's time to try downloading some demo post-processing software and take it for a spin on my existing photos. In case I decide to keep one of these programs in the long run (likely Aperture I'd guess) I want to get off to a nice organised start when I import my images. Searching for advice on how to organise photo libraries on other sites has opened up a huge can of worms eg: Chronological vs name/event vs project based The old concept of 'film rolls' Whether to use a hierarchy of stacked folders To spend time assigning keywords and use smart folders or not To use or manually assign GPS data or not Professional vs amateur needs I thought I'd canvas for opinions on how people do it here? What's your approach to organising your digital library? One particular question of mine is do you delete your real failures or hide them away somehow? There are bound to be lots of shockers on my learning curve which I don't want cluttering my working screen but I'm reluctant to permanently discard much with storage as cheap as it is these days. Sometimes that little crop of a single person from an otherwise terrible photo is just what you're looking for months later.