Can you recommend a free desktop photo manager?

mamon January 19, 2011
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Which free offline photo manager is best?

  1. Aibek
    January 25, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Another vote for Picasa! In fact we recommend it in our 'Best Windows Software' page, http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-windows-software#image

  2. Citizenearth
    January 22, 2011 at 1:39 am

    StudioLine Photo Basic is not bad.

  3. Dhboyd26
    January 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I use Photology, but the last I heard development had stopped. It is nice because you can search your pictures by (exif) date/time , predominant color, day/night, the presence of faces or landscape, etc. I think CNET has it in their downloads section or you can search for "photology" in your favorite search engine.

  4. Anonymous
    January 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Picasa's great and so is XNVIEW.com, FASTSTONE, and IRFANVIEW. There are so many superb desktop photo editors/tools out there these days!

  5. Jessica Cam W.
    January 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Picasa is great and so is IrfanView.

  6. Justine Doerner
    January 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Picasa without a doubt!! I've been using it for years and each time I make/edit a photo with a new choice (such as changing a pic to black and white and making a focal point in the middle of color) people absolutely love it and wonder how I did it. Little do they know all it takes is a few clicks of the mouse :-)

    Picasa also has many options to find your photos and import them automatically or manually and it sorts for you too (as long as you specify a few options). It will display all your photo folders and you can export your edits into a separate folder without losing any of your originals.

    Picasa has a ton of options to remove red eys, straighten pics (which I use after my kids take a few), crop, enlarge, sepia, black and white, saturation, brightness, contracst.......you name it, I think it's there. I really don't think I will change using Picasa. I absolutely love it and I recommend it to anyone who asks.

  7. Anonymous
    January 20, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Picasa is nice and depends which kind of features you are looking for and for which uses.

    SunlitGreen Photo Manager
    http://www.sunlitgreen.com/photo-manager.html

    This digital photo organizer makes navigation through the folders and collection easy and fun. As you click on the collections and albums, you will be able to navigate through the large thumbnails. This will help you to locate your photos easily and do your task faster. You can attach any relevant information to your photos. You can add your own tags, as well as delete/rename/ reorder these entries.

    JetPhoto Studio
    http://www.jetphotosoft.com/web/home/

    The free photo organizer also allows you to have simple touch ups and little editing in your digital photos if you want. It offers you simple yet useful editing tools, which will let you to fix your photos quickly. Remove red-eye, wrinkles, and cool effects in the snaps to make your album more impressive.

    Share your album with your family by turning your pics into panoramas. Share your photos in Facebook, give them impressive 3D effects while sharing, or publish them on Flickr.

  8. FIDELIS
    January 20, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I would recommend Picassa

    Here is a link for reviews of photo software:

    http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-windows-software

    Here is another link with a list a little bit more extensive.

    http://open-tube.com/25-alternatives-to-acdsee-photo-manager

    Hope that helps

  9. Mike
    January 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I would say Google Picasa (www.picasa.com) is among the best out there.
    On a Mac iPhoto does a nice job too (technically not free, but iLife ships with very new Mac so it kind of is)

  10. toot
    January 20, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Hi,

    Recommended this photo manager: http://picasa.google.com/

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