Looking for a digital photo album

Discussion in 'Photography' started by MuddyMike, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. MuddyMike

    MuddyMike Guest

    Can anyone recommend a digital photo album. I don't mind what format but I
    do have specific requirements.

    I need to be able to add new photos at specific locations so that I can drop
    a new photo anywhere in the album and have existing photos move down to
    accommodate it.

    Those I have looked at so far automatically sort the photos by pre
    determined criteria, date taken, file name, etc. I need to be able to place
    them where I want them and for them to stay there.

    I don't want to have to change the file name, I just want to have them
    appear in a slide show in my preferred sequence and to be able to easily
    slot a new one in anywhere.

    Mike
     
    MuddyMike, Nov 24, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    You think to give lot of information, but actually NOT. Here is the
    general information

    1. *IF* you just want to program (graphic viewer) to display all of your
    photos, then just pick one of many avaliable. Many regular graphic viewers
    have slideshow feature with some basic option

    2. Same with graphic viewers, most if not all stand alone DVD players, even
    most newer TV these days giving you the option to display IMAGE, Video,
    Audio on TV without needing to do anything.

    3. SORTING, the above may not have all the MIXED option you wish, so you may
    need to put sopme work to it by RENAMING the file names forcing them to
    display the order you wish.

    That's it!

    4. *IF* you want more control, more fancier then you can always convert to
    Video. Converting to video not only allowing you to have very fancy
    displaying (screen effects), caption, music, and you will have FULL control
    of what and how you want it to display.

    And these are what you can do with VIDEO that won't be easy with Image

    a. You can have a specific screen effect or capton etc. to any specific
    photo

    b. You can set any TIME FRAME on any specific photo at any specific time if
    you wish

    c. You can change audio (background music) at any time as you wish

    d. You can place any photo to any specific spot as you wish without having
    to rename the image.

    Someone may give you the name of their BEST PROGRAMS which I may not know.
    But I can give you the name you can try is ProShow by PhotoDex and it's a
    good one. They have several different versions, and they are all good.

    To me, they are all the same (or similar) and the reason I pick ProShow
    because it has lot more screen effect and (animated) CAPTION. Also, I use
    (used to) ProShow for business, else I just stick a Flash Drive to the USB
    port of TV
     
    Joel, Nov 24, 2011
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    MuddyMike Guest

    Thank you for taking the time to reply Joel. It seems I did not make myself
    clear. The photo files I will be displaying must retain their original file
    names so renaming is not an option. They will rarely be run as an automated
    slideshow, most selection will be done from a screen of thumbnails/icons
    whatever small versions of the full photo is called these days, and then by
    flicking through full size images. My greatest need is to be able to drop a
    new photo onto the thumbnail screen where I want it to go and have it stay
    there.

    I am a self employed sales agent, I sell for several different companies.
    Each company can supply me with digital photographs of their products. I
    want to be able to display these photographs on some kind of tablet
    computer, iPad, whatever.
    I need to group the photos by product group, that's easy by setting up
    albums for each group.
    I then want to group them and be able to add and remove them within the
    albums in a sequence that keeps like product together, that's the hard bit.

    Mike
     
    MuddyMike, Nov 24, 2011
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  4. Someone else asked this question on a forum. Read through some of this crap
    and you might hit on something.

    http://www.lightroomforums.net/archive/index.php/t-10956.html
     
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Nov 25, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    On 11/24/2011 1:04 PM, MuddyMike wrote:
    If you can sort by file name, use numbers to name you files. The I don't
    know how many groups you have, so figure the first two digits represent
    each company. That will give you 100 groups.

    You can adjust this to fit your particular needs. e.g. if you ad an
    alphabetical code after the first two digits you will have 2,600 groups.
    Then each image starts with the next digit. But, leave blanks group 10a
    image one is 10a100
    image two in that group is 10a299

    This is a flexible system that should fill your needs.

    HTH


    1000
     
    PeterN, Nov 25, 2011
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    gordo Guest

    Make a copy of the files you want to display and save the originals. Then
    rename the copies to get them in the sequence you need.

    The Windows Photo Viewer has a slide show feature, or you can advance them
    manually. Another free viewer that comes to mind is Fast Stone Image Viewer.

    Gordito


    "MuddyMike" wrote in message


    Thank you for taking the time to reply Joel. It seems I did not make myself
    clear. The photo files I will be displaying must retain their original file
    names so renaming is not an option. They will rarely be run as an automated
    slideshow, most selection will be done from a screen of thumbnails/icons
    whatever small versions of the full photo is called these days, and then by
    flicking through full size images. My greatest need is to be able to drop a
    new photo onto the thumbnail screen where I want it to go and have it stay
    there.

    I am a self employed sales agent, I sell for several different companies.
    Each company can supply me with digital photographs of their products. I
    want to be able to display these photographs on some kind of tablet
    computer, iPad, whatever.
    I need to group the photos by product group, that's easy by setting up
    albums for each group.
    I then want to group them and be able to add and remove them within the
    albums in a sequence that keeps like product together, that's the hard bit.

    Mike
     
    gordo, Nov 25, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    I know what most people want, but just like using Make Up doesn't make the
    skin look more natural than the real natural ugly skin (without make up). I
    think there may be some program has some (not all) feature making thing a
    little easier for you, but I don't have any experience with them to give you
    more detail.

    So I will try to give you some general ideas, that you can adapt/combine
    them and it should work

    1. RENAMING has several different ways, and most won't effect the quality.
    Remaning doesn't always mean changing "Romeo" to "Juliet" but a way for the
    program to see the different. Example

    01 Romeo
    02 Zippo
    02 Apple
    04 Juliet

    The original names remain unchanged, but the program can easily see the
    different. And you can add different Prefix as GROUP example

    01 xxxxx = handsome men
    02 xxxxx = ugly men
    03 xxxxx = beautiful women
    04 xxxxx = landscape

    2. Now if you just want to put a group together without renaming, and don't
    need to be in specific order. Then I guess you can always manually select
    and copy each individual photo to a FOLDER then go from there.

    I don't use the option to know eactly how they work, but MANY graphic
    viewers and editors have option to RATE each individual photo. I guess they
    should have the option to SORT/group by rating, then you can copy to them to
    a folder and go from there.

    Example the folder has 1000 photos and I just want to use a regular image
    viewer to select like 50 photos (the one with RATING option should be easier
    and quicker), and this is what I may do.

    1. displaying all photos on screen

    2. Selecting one by one (or multiple if next to each other) then COPY to a
    specific FOLDER. That's it!

    3. Now copying those 50 specific photos from a new folder to CD or whatever
    and you have it.

    And that's what I have been doing for ages and it works quite well. Here,
    the digital photos I have probably more than 1 million, and I have no
    problem uploading specific photos to my web page, to DVD for my clients. And
    I don't use the RATING feature to know the difference.
     
    Joel, Nov 25, 2011
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