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Looking for a program to organize pictures

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posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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Hello fellow nerds. I'm wondering if anybody could help me before I started my search. I like to download everything to my desktop and then file it away on my second drive when I'm done with it. Over time I have downloaded so many pictures, made so many useless folders and out of laziness would just shove pictures into these random folders to get them off my desktop and out of sight. The point is, I have thousands of random pictures in random folders. I'm looking for a program that is:

Free

Portable

Light or small footprint (not that big of a deal)

Batch commands

Can take all my pictures from all my folders at once, move and organize them all into one folder and rename them to iron out any duplicate names

I hope I explained that well enough. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks




posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: eisegesis
There are a lot of them out there...
Windows Photo Gallery
Picasa
FastStone
Irfanview
A couple of unique programs I've seen are DigiBookShelf, and Pictomio. I personally use ACDSee Pro most of the time, but it isn't free. You'll just have to try some of them, and see which one fits the way you work. You may find as I have, you need more than one.



posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: eisegesis

No help here, just wanted to let you know that I empathize with you! I mostly use iPhoto just because it's what's already on my computer. I hate it though, because it's like a big cesspool photo dump. Dump them and forget them until you go looking for a specific one.


I like using folders marked by month and year, but that process requires diligence or you get behind. Like you I tend to just get lazy and and make a "RANDOM" photo folder. It's annoying.

Hopefully you'll get some good replies!



posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 09:41 AM
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I use PMB.
Works well, it's free and I just transfer everything to a USB drive when I get it all uploaded from cameras, phone, etc.

support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp...
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posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 09:41 AM
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originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: eisegesis
There are a lot of them out there...
Windows Photo Gallery
Picasa
FastStone
Irfanview
A couple of unique programs I've seen are DigiBookShelf, and Pictomio. I personally use ACDSee Pro most of the time, but it isn't free. You'll just have to try some of them, and see which one fits the way you work. You may find as I have, you need more than one.


Are these portable? And please, nothing that want's to back my files up to the cloud. I need a lean, mean, purposeful program. To me these programs are like taking cold medicine for a headache. It still has the acetaminophen, but comes with everything else you don't need. Thank you though, I might end up trying one out.



posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

It looks like there is a need to install the program. I really don't want to go down that road. It is a personal preference of mine. Thanks for the suggestion. I run solid states for computing and discs for back-up. The less reading and writing on my primary drive the better. I like the get in, get out type of software. Free, light and portable. My windows drive is as clean as the day I installed the OS. Kind of like a Dyson, it never loses suction, lol.




posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: eisegesis

I'm not all that computer savvy, but if you want a program to organize your pics, won't you have to install that program? You can always uninstall after you get through.



posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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I may have missed it but do you have a PC or Mac? We have a Mac..I do my pictures by Month, Year Folders. If you open the info you can see the date the picture was taken. I make a 2014 folder, then add 12 folders like this:

1-Jan
2-Feb
3-March...so on and so on..

to view them I use adobe Bridge..to view them..if I need to find one and open it. I also use Lightroom to catalog..but this can be complicated..if you don't know that program. After I organize the month, year--I back them up to disc by month..just for piece of mind.. I think flickr will organize them by exif data? You could upload them all there and let flickr do it for you..



posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: Neopan100

I'm a big fan of IrfanView but theres plenty of other free/shareware to choose from. Just see what works best for your needs.
As far as paorable apps are concerned, you can install a large percentage to a USB drive for portability these days.
Take a look at the graphics apps below and have fun ...

portableapps.com...



posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis First of all if you have a Windows machine, Windows Photo Gallery comes with Windows. You can use Windows Photo Viewer to look at all your photos. If you want to take time to put your photos online use Picasa. I do not know what Mac or Linux users would use.


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