I want to put all my images, videos, and audio files from my camera in only one folder on my computer. What should be the name to give to that folder?


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You could use media, plural of medium, meaning:

A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved: the medium of lithography.

  • Yes, but this word may give the meaning that these files may have been retouched or edited. I need to use a name that indicate that it has not been touched. I tried the word shots but it can't be for audio. I thought about the word recordings but it is not good for photos
    – mmonem
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 8:47
  • Use media as a noun-modifier: media files. Data files would include Word docoments etc. Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 10:04
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    if your concern regarding "media" is the issue of having retouched content, why not use "raw media" or something like that? You could also stick with "actuality" I guess.
    – rosends
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 14:59
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    That would be "Raw media", meaning unprocessed. The hypernym "media" covers your original request, and you now need to qualify it to restrict the scope.
    – SF.
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 9:29
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    I found My Media the best choice. Thanks for all
    – mmonem
    Commented Nov 23, 2012 at 7:01

Did you say "from my camera"?

That is more meaningful in context than the list of file types. Calling the folder "FromMyCamera" makes more sense and can be fun, try it.

After all, Windows default folder is My Documents.

You have the option of calling the folder "Raw" if you like, except that, technically RAW is itself a file format in photography.


My ideas for next time:

  • Virgin Media
  • OriMedia - Original Media
  • Unfiltered Media
  • Media Station
  • 1st Media
  • First Media
  • Media1
  • MediaOne
  • Pure Media

Or use a different central word completely:

  • Gallery
  • Digital


used to be the word, although it is now rather démodé.

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