A method and system for designing and placing symbology, for example, an identifier, in digital and printed images and using that symbology to link these images to a global computer network to allow the organization and processing of these images both in digital format and later when are in printed form are provided. The method includes the steps of capturing an image with a digital image capture device and creating a digital image file; associating at least one identifier with the digital image file; and coding at least one identifier of the digital image file. The identifier includes a site location number (SLN), a customer identification number (CIN), a date on which the image was taken (DIT) and an image sequence number (PSN). The identifier will be printed with the image and will be used to retrieve the image at a later date and process the users' requests.