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Tech: Photo files with windows 10

GUEST,Andy 19 May 16 - 05:39 AM
Stanron 19 May 16 - 06:31 AM
GUEST,Jon 19 May 16 - 06:46 AM
GUEST,Peter 19 May 16 - 06:56 AM
DaveRo 19 May 16 - 03:37 PM
BobL 20 May 16 - 04:09 AM
GUEST,Jon 20 May 16 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,Jon 20 May 16 - 10:45 AM
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Subject: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 19 May 16 - 05:39 AM

Can one of you Mudcat techies help me to get my photographs into a sensible set of folders on my computer. Windows 10 puts everything I load from my camera to my computer, into date order (when they were taken). This is no good to me, I want them in folders which indicate places or events such as 'Lake District','Sarah's wedding','Cornwall' etc. Please can someone explain to me (in non-techie language) how to do this. Thanks in anticipation.

Regards

Andy


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: Stanron
Date: 19 May 16 - 06:31 AM

I'm assuming that you know where your photos are kept on your computer and how to get there.

The standard way to make a new folder is to right click (in the folder where Windows has already put your photos) and select 'New Folder' This creates a new folder with the name 'New Folder'. When it first appears the name 'New Folder' is highlighted and this means you can type in a new name of your choice. If it's not highlighted you can right click on the name, select 'Rename' and enter the name of your choice.

Make and name all the new folders you want and then go through all your photos and drag and drop them into the correcy folders. You may want to rename individual photos as well. As with folder names this can be done with a right click.

At the end of all this you might find you have copied your photos into the new folders instead of moving them. If you have done this you might want to delete the original photos to save space.

You can move or copy groups of adjacent files by single click on the first, hold down Shift and then click on the last. Dragging with the right mouse button gives you the choice of copying the files or moving them.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 19 May 16 - 06:46 AM

Are there any good free photo management programs for Windows?

As a Linux user, digikam is my choice. That one can run on Windows but I think it needs KDE libraries installing and I'm not sure what that would involve.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 19 May 16 - 06:56 AM

Doesn't 10 give you the option to simply view the camera as an external drive? With 7 I just do that and drag and drop photos as required.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: DaveRo
Date: 19 May 16 - 03:37 PM

You can move related photos in separate folders, in the time-honoured way. But Windows 10 comes with quite a nice photo-viewing program (app) called 'Photos' which can organise related photos - eg a holiday - into 'albums'. I would give it a try. It doesn't physically move the photos, it leaves them where they are and indexes them.

How-to-use-the-windows-10-photos-app

When I converted my wife's machine from Win 7 this app 'took over' the photo viewing function. My immediate reaction was to revert to the viewer she used before, but she reports that it works OK.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: BobL
Date: 20 May 16 - 04:09 AM

I have the same problem with W10 Photos. It might be useful for those starting from scratch, but my photos are sorted into folders (over 200 of them) which I want to keep, for backward compatibility as much as anything. If Photos can go along with this, I haven't yet found out how and there are, as usual, no instructions.

I use and can recommend Picasa, there's a freeware version.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 20 May 16 - 08:29 AM

Picasa was discontinued by Google in March 2016. It seems they would like you to use their cloud based Google Photos instead...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 20 May 16 - 10:45 AM

I've just had a look at the Win 10 photo program.

I use 2 browsing options with digikam:

Album View follows our folder structure which on our shared drive goes /pictures/user/year/download-date/ (everything is viewable but only "owner" can edit/delete)

Tag View, eg. /animals/pets can show all our pets and /animals/pets/mewan would limit things to just this one cat in the "tag tree".

I can at least use the file structure if I wanted to display photos on the living room tv, via Andriod apps, etc.

But the Win 10 program so far seems to ignore this. All I've got so far is everything combined in one date sort, in our case, Pip's photos, my photos, etc. all lumped as one collection.
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Does the album option help sort/group things? I guess I could play further but the laptop (Asus/ Intel Skylake i7, 8Gb RAM which came with Win 10 - I keep the Win as a "just in case") has been chundering over downloading/indexing/whatever it does when you first add a folder for over 2hrs now.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: DaveRo
Date: 20 May 16 - 11:22 AM

From memory - it's not my machine and I don't have it here - I created an album and selected the photos to put in it. Some instructions here.
I see it will create albums automatically; I wouldn't do that.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 20 May 16 - 11:37 AM

Back in the days when I was more inclined to work with photos I always used to use freeware Irfanview for quick easy tasks.

It's still available, now in 64-bit option.

I don't know if it will do all your required jobs, but might still be worth a look...???


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Subject: RE: Tech: Photo files with windows 10
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 16 - 03:09 PM

It's a shame that 'GUEST, Andy' can't be bothered to acknowledge those who have helped...

But there we go.


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