I'm Drowning in Images
April 25, 2012 6:16 PM Subscribe
I have a couple hundred thousand digital photos. I have a bunch of duplicate images from overlapping backups. I have inconsistent naming and folder schemes. I have edited and cropped versions of the same image.
I need some software to help me clean and sort my images.
posted by gregr to computers & internet (8 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
I need one or many pieces of software that can:
- De-duplicate Images -- I would prefer something simple that shows two images with dimensions & metadata then asks me if they are the same.
- Add tags to the images -- Geo, face, and notes about each of the images. I need the tags to be written back into the images, so that in a few years other software can read the tags.
- Image Versioning -- I want to be able to associate a edited version or a crop to the original image.
- Web Browsable -- I want to be able to share all of my images online and let people view and sort based on tags, date, etc.
I will pay hundreds of dollars for this software, but most of the free-ish software that I've seen doesn't do this (Picasa, iPhoto, Flickr, etc). On the other end of the spectrum there are corporate grade digital asset management tools that run in the $10,000+ range that I can't afford.
I know this is a pretty specific feature set, and I want to make sure it doesn't exist before I look into writing it myself.