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    Join Date: Jun 2004
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    I am about to get to the task of tagging 1000's of photos accumulated over the years.
    Want to tag with the typical info... names, places, events, etc.
    Was wondering what the best/efficient software would be to do this with.

    I have Jriver and an older version of Photoshop that I know can be used for this. Only played with Jriver briefly with it.

    Would either of these be a good option....is there a stand alone program that would be better. I use Tag and Rename for my music and its awesome as a stand alone program... didn't know if there was a similar for photos.

    Any advice appreciated. Want something easy to use that can get this job done at a reasonable pace.
    Not concerned if its free or pay... if it does the job right I don't mind paying for any software.

    Thanks.
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    Although I don't tag my images, I recommend FastStone image viewer. It's free and has many features, I'm sure it can do something as simple as what you want........

    http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
    Never argue with meaningless people over meaningless topics..............
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  3. Originally Posted by racer-x View Post
    Although I don't tag my images, I recommend FastStone image viewer. It's free and has many features, I'm sure it can do something as simple as what you want........

    http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
    Yes. Good program. I also use:

    http://www.photome.de/
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    Thanks guys, I'll check these two out.
    One other question. I'm pretty sure these tags are all standard like mp3 tags would be but just want to be certain.... Whatever program I choose to use the tags will be universally recognized but everything else, correct?
    If I want to find all of the pictures of my 'daughter' at the 'beach' any program will be able to search this metadata no matter what program I used to tag them, right?

    Oh yeah, one other thing.... so let's say when this is done and I need to search my photos.... I'm sure I wont remember exactly how I chose to tag everything.... will the program scan my photo library and keep a database and then give me a list of all of the tags to choose from so I can do a search?

    I'm assuming this is how the whole concept of photo tagging is supposed to work....

    >>>EDIT... don't see anyway to add metadata in FastStone... it supports tagging but we seem to have different definitions of the word. Tagging in this program from what I can tell simply means tagging 'selecting' files in the program itself so they can all be selected easily for batch renaming, comparing, slideshow, moving, copying and other features.
    Nowhere can I find adding metadata in the program or the manual.
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  5. Best I can do is suggest you experiment with these, as the perfect 'tagger' is the one you discover is the one best suits you:

    http://www.xnview.com/en/
    http://daminion.net/
    http://free.zoner.com/comparison.asp
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  6. Member olyteddy's Avatar
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    If you don't mind a soul-less mega-corp (Google) there is also Picasa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasa
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