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Old Sep 6, 2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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I did a search and found that this hasnt been asked in awhile so I thought I'd try it. Right now whenever I upload my photos to the computer, I name the folder somethings like YEAR-MO-DAY DESCRIPTION. And if I am just taking a few random shots throughout the month I will do it like 2010-09 Misc. Anyways, I have been using Photoshop Elements for a few years because I find the tagging very simple and useful. I have a tag for just about every one of my friends and family members, and then other tags for other common things. As long as I keep up with it and don't wait until I have several months worth to update, it is not too hard to do. It is nice to be able to click on a person's tag and find all of their pictures, plus I also write captions if it is something I might want to search for and find. I am using Elements 7 now, and still in XP but about to get a new computer. Does anyone have any better programs that use this organization method? Anything with automatic face tagging? Just open to hear any suggestions before I look around, or I may just stay with what I have if it works with Windows 7 fine.
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lightroom is a very good organizer.
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Does it have the same simple type of tagging system like elements has? Where you just have a list of everyones name and drag them over?
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 11:19 AM   #4
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ACDSee also has a good orgasnizer.

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Old Sep 10, 2010, 12:36 PM   #5
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LR and Canon zoom browser work well.
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any freeware recommodations?
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I will also put my nod in for lightroom
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What about freeware picasa from google?
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any freeware recommodations?
http://www.digikam.org/about?q=about/overview

digiKam. It's free, and available with a mouse click or two from the software repositories with most Linux distributions. Just install one of the popular Linux distros in a dual boot config with Windows to get it. Or, if you don't have anything that you really need Windows for, let the linux distro have the entire hard drive instead. ;-)

A few popular Linux distributions (all free):

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntu

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mint

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=pclinuxos

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mepis
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from one simple software to operating system change, I believe you realy like linux lightroom needs more system sources for my netbook but picasa opens images faster, browsing is easy and you can do some adjustments with it. there should be lynda.com tutorial for picasa.
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