Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
How Do You Keep Your Logs And Photos Together?  
User currently offlineSpotter146 From UK - England, joined Jul 2013, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

I've been spotting for about 10 years now and all of my logs i've saved in Excel spreadsheets. Its becoming a bit cumbersome now and was wondering what you guys use to keep records of your logs?

I've downloaded the demo of Spot2Log (I like that you can link your photos to your logs) which looks quite good but cant find an awful lot on what other people think of it. Its got a 25 entry limit so you cant really tell that much from the demo. There are other types such as ADU but the price is a bit steep for me, and some other ones which dont look quite so refined.

So should I stick with Excel spreadsheets - dead basic, or go for something a bit more functional. Are there any more different bits of software that you use? I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

4 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlinepgm From France, joined Jul 2007, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4964 times:

When you say spotting are you talking about plane spotting (logging aircraft registrations) or aviation photography?

User currently offlineSpotter146 From UK - England, joined Jul 2013, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4930 times:


But ive got photos all over the place on my computer and I'd like to bring them all together with the log.

User currently offlineAS737MAX From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 369 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4889 times:

There is a british company that made a program called spot2log

It costs 12 euros, and you can combine logs and photos

45 Flights, 41,789 Miles Flown
User currently offlineckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4791 times:

Sadly I remember a time when this meant putting them in the same shoe box  

In general I think you have two choices - systems which allow you to attach photos to your data (and you can do that with Excel), or systems which allow you to add data to your images ( Photoshop, Lightroom etc) allow this.

The former tends to give you more flexibility in managing your data, searching sorting etc.; the latter is better for working with your images. It all depends what you want to do.

Personally I use a dedicated image database called Imatch - very powerful, Its the only system I know which can do things like search based on predominant color or even a rough sketch of what your're looking for. Probably overkill for a spotter's log though.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
How Do You Archive Your RAW-photos? posted Tue Jun 8 2004 23:42:04 by Patroni
How Do You Post Your Photos? posted Tue Jun 18 2002 20:52:05 by JFKTOWERFAN
How Do You Develop Your Photos? posted Mon Jan 21 2002 09:02:40 by BartiniMan
How Do You Sell Your Work? posted Wed Sep 26 2007 19:29:19 by EMA747
How Do You Store Your Digital Negatives? posted Tue Feb 7 2006 20:41:30 by Sean377
How Do You Catalog Your Image Collection? posted Tue Jun 8 2004 06:24:52 by F4wso
How Do You Clean Your Lenses? posted Fri Sep 19 2003 08:45:22 by TS
How Do You Store Your Slides? posted Fri May 23 2003 21:42:43 by Brick
How Do You Get Your Pics From Film To Electronic? posted Sun Dec 15 2002 04:08:26 by Soontobepilot
How Do You Finance Your Hobby? posted Wed Mar 27 2002 09:37:04 by AKE0404AR