This is kind of a soft question.
In my work, I generate a lot of images (graphs with data, sketches of the experimental system, etc..) which I later use in various latex files (papers, beamer presentations, internal reports to myself, etc.).
How would you recommend organizing the image files? I could have a folder with an enormous amount files all stacked like a large heap of stuff (kinda like how my garage looks like) but that would make it very difficult to maintain and search. On the other hand, I could keep each project in its own directory and keep local copies of the image, but that seems awfully redundant. Also, this doesn't allow me to simply copy-paste a beamer slide code from presentation to presentation without worrying whether I have that particular image in the other directory.
What would Knuth do?