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How do you organize your digital picture?

I need to put together an image library that will hold tens of thousands of images.

I will need additional properties for each image -- classifications like people, events, buildings, etc.,

I need a good way to search based on those properties. Does anyone have experience/opinion on extending

and scaling photo album for something like this?

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Your message doesn't match your Subject question. I'll take it as TWO questions.

1. My personal photos are chronilogical.

2. As to the second item, there are software photo databases that do such. Today, these are quite expensive running in the 10K+ dollar range for the ones that do image processing to add textual items such as "9 people in a park setting" or "14 cars in a parking lot." After the image program runs, then you can search the text database.

Today, most can use a image database and people do the work of filling in descriptions. Such photo software without all the smart image recognition is cheap.

In closing, I will not research this area for you, but will note that such is out there.

Bob

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Here is one that costs money http://www.accessoryware.com/PictFile.htm.

Try this for free. It's from adobe and on downloads.com as you can see http://www.download.com/Adobe-Photoshop-Album-Starter-Edition/3000-2204-10237327.html?tag=lst-6-1.

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I've used IrfanView and IMatch for organizing my photos in the past and consider it good, but now I use PicaJet Photo Album and like it better.

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Thank you Jason.
This is a beautiful application. There is little to no learning curve required to organize your photos and images. I especially like the way you can create categories with drag-drop capability. I believe this makes it stand out above most of the others out there.

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i use thumbs plus. you can create folders OR you can assign keywords or both. keywords allows for better searches, ie,,,,buildings, people, animals, still lifes, 2003, 2004, small, medium,,,,,anything keyword you like. you just add any of your predetermined keyword/words to an image. thus, you can pull all images from 2001 that are of people, b/w, whatever you like, whatever your keywords may be.

you can drag/drop images from your main image folder(where you keep all your images) into one or more folders. say, for instance, if you have an image that is both people and night scenes, you can drag and drop to a people folder and a night scene folder.

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