Yeah, I could probably file this one under “overkill.” I’ve managed to set up a virtual machine running Danbooru so that I may finally get my personal photo collection organized AND be able to do so regardless of operating system I choose to boot.
The traditional hierarchial manner of organizing files is a complete waste of time. Even assuming you can actually find anything again, you’ve already wasted several hours performing the initial organization. I like the idea of being able to store a photo with some tags or other meta data and then be able to SEARCH it instead of browsing for it. It would be nice if this ability were built directly into the file system though. WinFS and Apple’s spotlight seem promising so I may set out to investigate their potential at some point in the future.