RE: naming conventions for images

Subject: RE: naming conventions for images
From: Darren Barefoot <dbarefoot -at- mpsbc -dot- com>
To: 'Kimber Miller' <kimber_miller -at- acs-inc -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 11:54:41 -0700


Well, speaking from practical experience, I can tell you the last thing you
should do. I inherited several documents which contained well-organized
folders (one for each chapter). However, in each folder all of the images
were named "Image1.gif", "Image2.gif", etc. This, of course, proved rather
impractical when looking for a specific image and required the use of image
browsing software like ACDSee to locate a particular graphic.

We don't worry about length, and try to use descriptive names. Some

Application for Payment.bmp
Courtesy Copies Transmittal Queue.vsd
Feature Permissions Tree with Callouts.bmp
Security Manager, Users tab.bmp

Hope that helps. Thanks. DB.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimber Miller [mailto:kimber_miller -at- acs-inc -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 11:38 AM
Subject: naming conventions for images


Your opinion or experience sought with naming conventions for the scads
of images one produces when putting together software user

I'm looking for an organized approach to keep the names brief, yet
intuitive. Indicating either order of appearance, or content, or some
other factor I've not considered.

These are or will be all .GIF files, if that makes a difference.

I appreciate your brain power!

--Kimber Miller
ACS, Inc. Dallas, Texas
kimber_miller -at- acs-inc -dot- com

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