Photo Organizing Software Review

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Why Use Photo Organizing Software?

Photo organizing software gives you the ability to keep track of your photos with a system that makes sense to you. Sort your photos by assigning them keywords, putting them into categories, rating them according to how much you like them and more. The best photo organizing software also allows you to edit your photos, backup the files and share the images multiple ways.

While filing your photos away under your bed in shoeboxes or in files on your hard drive helps you keep track of your photos, there are better ways of organizing photos. Photo organizing software has many filing systems, so you can choose those tools most beneficial for your needs. Choose anywhere from one to all of these strategies to keep track of your pictures: rating stars, color coding, keywords, tags, category name, image size, file type, occasion, location, subject or date the photo was taken. For instance, you can save your vacation photo of the Jefferson Memorial by assigning keywords such as Jefferson, DC or vacation. Or you could assign it five stars. Later on, when you are looking for your photo, you can type in a keyword to search for the file, or look through all five-star photos.

This site has articles about the best photo organizing software. You'll also find on it comprehensive reviews and side-by-side comparisons of products such as PhotoDirector 5 Ultra, PaintShop Photo Pro X4 and ACDSee Photo Manager 12.

Photo Organizing Software: What to Look For

When considering photo organizing software, the first decision you will have to make is how you want to use the product. Some products are excellent organizers where others offer more editing tools. A few programs on our review are applicable to online image publishing. If this is your interest, you may want to look at those products.

Below are the criteria TopTenREVIEWS used to evaluate photo organizing software:

Organizing Options
The best photo organizers include customizable ways to organize and view your images. Choose from rating stars, categories, keywords, tags, color codes and more. Another important aspect in organization is an effect search and sorting tools that allows you to instantly find the photos you need.

Editing & Sharing
Although organizing your photos may be your focus, it's convenient to have editing tools in your photo organizing software that allow you to touch up blemishes, crop, resize and adjust color and light balances. It's also convenient to have options within the software to send your photos to Facebook, Flickr, SmugMug and other social networking sites and online photo sites.

Ease of Use
You should not have to be a professional photographer or master computer operator to use these products. The functions and features in your photo organizing software should be easy to figure out the first time. Navigation should be foremost in ease of use.

Help & Support
Product support and technical help are important aspects that contribute to presenting an exceptional product. Good help includes inter–program help pages and tutorials as well as online FAQs, a searchable knowledge base, user forums and email and telephone technical support.

Photo organizing software can help you create a filing system for your pictures that will make sense to you and be easy to maintain. This software is flexible enough that you can go back and adjust organization and image quality individually, and in some cases, in batches. Once you finish organizing and editing your software, you can send it directly from your software to a social networking site or picture sharing site to share with your friends and family.

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5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
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Importing
Digital Cameras
Removable Media
 
Scanner  
Organizing
File Browser
Organize by Keyword
Organize by Calendar Date
Sort Thumbnails
 
Metadata
  
Rate Your Photos
  
Backup Manager
 
    
 
Organize by Category
 
 
Editing
Rotate
 
Zoom
 
Color Management
  
Cropping
 
 
Red Eye Removal
 
 
Batch Editing
  
Pan
 
 
Resize
 
 
Black & White Conversion
     
Editable Text
  
   
Special Effects
 
   
Convert to Sepia
     
Adjust Date Taken
 
    
Sharing
Slideshows
Web Photo Galleries
  
Printing Templates
  
Flickr
       
Facebook
        
Email  
Help/Support
Tutorials
 
   
Knowledge Base
   
 
Phone Support
  
   
 
Email Address
 
FAQs
 
  
User Forum
 
 
   
Supported Configurations
Windows 8
  
Windows 7
    
 
Windows Vista
 
 
Windows XP