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#1 max22

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:34

What is the best way to organize pictures on windows ? Is there any free or paid software that will help ?




#2 Xahid

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:36

I just use in built function "Folder structure" :)



#3 OP max22

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:37

I just use in built function "Folder structure" :)

 

I do the same thing right now but just wondering if there is any better way?



#4 dipsylalapo

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:56

Although it's out of date have a look here



#5 Rohdekill

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:21

I do the same thing right now but just wondering if there is any better way?

 

The most efficient way is tagging.  Mac has this, Windows has yet to adopt it.



#6 +Nik L

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:21

Windows Live Photo Thingy?

 

I hate to say it, it suited my needs perfectly

 

It allows tagging



#7 +DConnell

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:23

I'd just organize my photos into folders based on date, event or whatever, and then maybe use a photo organizer on top of that to let you search by person or location or whatever. That way if you lose the program for some reason, you still have some basic organization built into your file structure.

 

Personally, I just use folders.



#8 OP max22

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:31

Ok thanks everyone. Thought maybe there was a better way but guess not.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:37

You could give Picasa a try and see if you like it...

 

http://picasa.google.com/

 

https://support.goog...a/answer/156339



#10 +Nik L

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 13:03

THERE IS A BETTER WAY!

 

But it all depends on your usage.  Those saying "Just use a folder structure" is absolutely valid - it's a good method - for archival and 1 way querying.  Put them into folders labelled by event and date.  Fine.  It's what Explorer does well.

 

But what about "I want to see photos from 2004 with Gradpa Joe in them"?  This is when tagging becomes a necessity.

 

Apple fans will tell you how well iPhoto does it.  And it does.

 

But so does Windows Live Photo thingmybob.  I use it to tag people, places, dates...  It allows me to query my library from more than one direction.

 

So I say choose your main storage angle (date is a valid one) and folder them thusly.  Then let tagging take over.



#11 dipsylalapo

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 13:07

^ This.

 

Max22, if you need help you need to be more specific, what exactly are you looking for when you say better way to organise your photos? How does this better way look in your head? Maybe someone can help if you give us those details.



#12 OP max22

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 13:10

^ This.

 

Max22, if you need help you need to be more specific, what exactly are you looking for when you say better way to organise your photos? How does this better way look in your head? Maybe someone can help if you give us those details.

 

Sure I want to be able to organize photos by catergory and have a virtual catalog of all my photos. Kinda like the way google images looks but on my pc.



#13 zhangm

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 13:22

Sure I want to be able to organize photos by catergory and have a virtual catalog of all my photos. Kinda like the way google images looks but on my pc.

 

Have you already tried Windows Live Photo Gallery? You'll need to issue tags onto your content, since it can't guess that a picture of a beach is Vacation Fiji Summer 2004, but otherwise, it seems to support what you've described. It also supports face tagging, though the recognition algorithm doesn't seem to have been updated for a while and you get funny faces in trees, etc.



#14 Buzz99

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 13:31

Is Picasa can catalog images with tags ? I've always tought that I can do that kind of thing with it...



#15 +DConnell

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 13:56

THERE IS A BETTER WAY!

 

But it all depends on your usage.  Those saying "Just use a folder structure" is absolutely valid - it's a good method - for archival and 1 way querying.  Put them into folders labelled by event and date.  Fine.  It's what Explorer does well.

 

But what about "I want to see photos from 2004 with Gradpa Joe in them"?  This is when tagging becomes a necessity.

 

Apple fans will tell you how well iPhoto does it.  And it does.

 

But so does Windows Live Photo thingmybob.  I use it to tag people, places, dates...  It allows me to query my library from more than one direction.

 

So I say choose your main storage angle (date is a valid one) and folder them thusly.  Then let tagging take over.

 

Very good point. The only reason I don't do this is that I don't have the patience to go through and tag.