How do you organise your stock images?

over 6 years ago from , Design Director @ Damn Fine

Having a bunch of folders on a drive doesn't really cut it when you start wanting to be able to sort by various dimensions (e.g. source, license, resolution, subject). Does anyone have any good solutions that don't on subscription services? Bonus if it works for other types of resource too.


  • Max HarrisMax Harris, over 6 years ago

    All you need is Eagle

    The best way to collect, organize & syncing your inspirations.

    Eagle helps you manage pictures, screenshots, user interfaces and designs that make your lightbulb shine. If you are a designer, you will definitely love this!

    2 points
    • Tamerlan SozievTamerlan Soziev, over 6 years ago

      Tried out Pixave and Eagle. Liked Eagle much more. Easier to use and felt intuitive, while Pixave made me think and read too much before every action.

      I wish Eagle had a basic image editor (resize, crop, add arrow or basic shapes like Skitch to point at stuff).

      The coolest feature of Eagle is an option to import Sketch elements, for future reuse - it copies all the layers and everything. really handy

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  • Oddur Sigurdsson, over 6 years ago

    I use Pixave for macOS.

    2 points
  • Artem Nosenko, over 6 years ago

    Zoommy http://zoommyapp.com

    1 point
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 6 years ago

    At the risk of sounding incredibly lame and old-school:

    Saved in folder structure: brand/sub-brand > product group > product > license type

    1 point
  • Craig RozynskiCraig Rozynski, over 6 years ago

    There is a whole world that we get from images. A single picture can fill us with inspiration which, in turn, brings us joy. Such impressions grow to create wonder and amazement for the world. That growth and creation is made possible by you. And Pixave is here to store and organize those inspired moments - to enable you to bring them to mind whenever, wherever you are.

    You're stoned Pixave.

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  • slack tahr, over 6 years ago

    I use folder + keywords to organise my inspirations.


    powerful keywords and keywords filter

    Adobe Bridge



    it's browser extension, colour filter and Sketch support are really nice, but the keywords system is sick.

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  • Simone Simone , over 6 years ago

    If these are photographs, and they're properly tagged at the source, Adobe Bridge should be able to read in most of the metadata you need. From there you can look on how to create a workflow that suits your needs.

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  • Stefano Vitagliano, over 6 years ago

    Especially if you work in a team.. how do you manage/catalog/share resources?

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