Looking for photo album/storage software...

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Matt Ion, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    I'm after something for organizing my local photos, but with a feature that
    I've yet been able to find.

    Most of my existing pictures are already sorted into folders in one way or
    another: some by subject, some (particularly those from digital cameras) by
    date, and this works fine for the most part.

    What I'd like is to be able to have the software sort and display them in
    one or more different "albums" without needing to physically move or, worse,
    make multiple copies of a picture. Simply adding keywords and having the
    album do a search when I want to look at a different grouping is half-assed;
    this should be a difficult thing for something with a database behind it.
    Matt Ion, Aug 1, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    Take a look at IMatch on www.photools.com. I choose it because it
    *doesn't* move my files and because it is using hierarchical categories,
    so an image in "flowers.red.rose" will be in both the "flowers"
    category, the "flowers.red" and the "flowers.red.rose" category. Meta
    categories can be used to show images matching a given set of categories.

    The only drawback with IMatch, as I see it, is that it have so many
    functions that it can get a bit overwhelming.

    Martin Djernæs, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. You should base your catalogs on IPTC descriptions and keywords. There is a lot
    of software, which is capable as e.g. Protfolio or ThumbsPlus.

    A.F. Hobbacher, Aug 1, 2004
  4. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    Thanks... first glance at the website looks impressive.

    I found another one called CyPics and downloaded the demo, but so far it's
    been very confusing to really work with, and their extensive online
    tutorials/wizards aren't very helpful at all.
    Matt Ion, Aug 2, 2004
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    Keith Guest

    The wife has just started using iPhoto - works very well. Will organise
    your photos into different albums quite easily, play a slide show with
    music and burn it to DVD for playback in any DVD player for watching the
    photos on a normal TV. Great - and free!!
    Keith, Aug 3, 2004
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