Updated: • Partial list of favorite and most-used tools.


I’ve been using Pleco and Photo Mechanic for over a decade. Peter Krogh’s The DAM Book has been helping me manage my picture archive for at least that long.

Organization and time mgmt


Note: For the nitty gritty on the tools I use in my digital publishing workflow, you can read this colophon from my field guide. And when AP isn’t enough, I use my own style guide 🤓


Photo mgmt

Note: Spotlight on macOS indexes IPTC description, keywords and headline fields in JPG files, so search is wicked fast. This is so underrated, you guys!


Whenever I travel, go to the museum or read a bit of archaeology, it is always the stuff people use that raises my eyebrow and makes me smile. Only fair to ante up, eh?

Text streams across an old iPod screen booting into iPod Linux

HT Belle Cooper for inspiring the idea for this page.