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  1. #11

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    The Photos app seems to use the contents of the Pictures folder (possibly the Pictures library, I'm not certain). Have you tried adding your external folder to that library?

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  2. #12

    Phoenix AZ
    Posts : 16
    XP Vista, Windows 7 & 8

    As I said in my original Post that I use ACD photo manager 2009 and it didn't do a very good job. That is because when I double click on one of my 10,000 pictures it takes me to the Photo Library where I don't have any pictures. So I go to my Main picture folder which houses all my pictures and right click and say's open Browse with ACD and now I'm OK because I'm using ACD tolook at all my pictures. It just takes one more step in Windows 8 vs. Windows 7and I don't find that a great discomfort.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 - 6.2.9200 build 9200
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  4. #14

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    my favorite photo managers are Windows Live Photo Gallery and Google's Picasa. both pretty equal. started off on Picasa and initially loved it because of the fantastic photo recognition and search function. however, if anything happens to the database, you're screwed and have to start over. and if you've invested many many hours of tagging photos and training the recognition, you'll feel miserable. and I've had to restart from scratch 3 times.

    so I tried out Live Photo Gallery. and while its photo recognition isn't as great (though it's very good) and it has some flaws, it's still a great organizer. and the best part is the metadata for the pictures is directly affected. so if you lose the database in any way, you can get quickly up to speed again. it's also got photo touchup and some neat features like panorama, collage, etc.
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  5. #15

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    STAY AWAY at all costs from any sort of proprietary data base system -- apart from the problems like the previous poster says when the database breaks it makes management etc very difficult. You are also limited to whatever space is left on to a single HDD -- you might for example have several GB of photos - especially if you like large camera RAW files - and the database can't span different volumes.

    @Iasulii -- you beat me to for Fastone image viewer but I've added irfanview.

    The first thing you need to do is to organise the files you have - there's a great FREE program IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide . I like being able to access the EXIF data too (some cameras give you things like exposure / lens setting / date / time etc etc embedded into the digital data of the photos - this data is called the EXIF (Exposure Information).

    Another good one you might like too.

    FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter

    I've been using irfanview for years and it's great but read up on both of these and make your own choice.

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  6. #16

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    management is extremely easy with Picasa and Live Photo Gallery. I wish other programs were that good! and there's no issue with pictures that span multiple drives and partitions. it's true you can't span the database across multiple partitions (as far as I know) but you can choose the location of it.
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