Photo organizer?



  • Any suggestions for a free (or veery cheep), stand alone (no cloud, no website), photography organizer? The main point is in categorising / tagging / finding them, no need to help in downloading or editing (I can make a folder by myself, thank you very much - and I rather use GIMP or some specialised application for editing) a reference: [url=http://alternativeto.net/software/picasa/?license=free&platform=linux]alternativeto.net[/url]


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    @rkzn:

    Any suggestions for a free (or veery cheep), stand alone (no cloud, no website), photography organizer?

    The main point is in categorising / tagging / finding them, no need to help in downloading or editing (I can make a folder by myself, thank you very much - and I rather use GIMP or some specialised application for editing)

    a reference: alternativeto.net

    I use XNVIew. I used to use Picasa. Both are free.



  • I've used Irfanview for years. It does include some light editing/effects tools. The copy and move features allow you to define up to 14 folders to put the file in (I recall when it was just 4). Not sure about tags though …


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    Modern OSs let you edit these options via regular file properties.

    I think Microsoft Pro Photo Tools may do what you want for tagging and more.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13518

    Irfanview can also edit the IPTC tags individually or in batches. It is not really aimed at managing files, but has several handy file management features.
    http://www.irfanview.com

    XnView may be the tool for you.
    Like Irfanview it is an excellent general editing tool, but is more "bloated" with management features, which are what you want.
    http://www.xnview.com

    Finding files is easy if you have Win7 or newer. Just add your pictures folders to your user profile Pictures library, and searching there will search all locations.



  • Thank you, all.

    I spent good part of the sunday looking at a few, but they all look kind of too heavy on features. I guess I'll take another round later on. Again, thanks!



  • I briefly tested every thing that was available with my linux distro (OpenSuse). Out of being somewhat lazy, and hoping to avoid bad surprises. So I have not tested all the suggestions here.

    Just in case anyone is interested to know, I am giving a try to digiKam.



  • You can move and categorize photos based on their create/modify date or EXIF data:

    http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/



  • I have been using XnView for many years and have been very satisfied. There is also now an 'MP" (Multi Platform) version.

    IrfanView is great for Windows but requires Wine to run in Linux (I was never able to get it run on OS X).

    There is also Darktable which I am now trying in LinuxMint (Cinnamon).


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