Post by Penny
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Mike Ruddock
Can anyone point me at some software to enable me to catalogue, edit and
print out my digital photographs.
I use Irfanview for most things http://www.irfanview.com/ it's small but
pretty comprehensive, the only limitations are a lack of 'layers' and fancy
I was going to say the same: IrfanView plus Windows Explorer (to put
them into folders and subfolders).
I also like using it to edit embedded text: I then C when viewing one.
That has the advantage over other methods that the text actually becomes
part of the file, so doesn't get separated from it, however often you
move it (it even survives emailing).
I think the main thing to decide is, do you want to create "albums"
where the same picture may appear in more than one album? Things like
"dog pictures" and "family pictures", where there might be an image of a
family with their dog that you'd want to be in both "albums". If you
_do_ want to do this, there's no alternative but to use one of the fancy
cataloguing utilities. I don't like those because they basically compile
lists of the files in question - which lists then break if you move a
file. But if you want this ("tagging", or the same thing by another
name), then you have no option. (Well, you could I suppose put multiple
copies of the images in the relevant folders; disc space is cheap these
days - but I have a strong dislike of duplicates of any sort (not least
because they tend to diverge: I would never remember where all the
others are, so if say editing the comments, I'd not do them all the
Post by Penny Post by Mike Ruddock
I just want to be able to print the
pictures out in a range of sizes.
IV will let you pick size and position on the page (and optionally will
also print the comments, and/or the filename, with or without path. And
other parameters if you want [e. g. size, date of taking]).
Post by Penny
That would be down to the selections made in the printer dialogue and the
capabilities of your printer.
Well, IV will do size and position; quality is indeed a function of what
you do when printing.
Post by Penny
Simplest solution, put the files on a stick and take it to Boots :)
(-: IV will also print out all the pictures in a folder, several to a
page (and you can play with the sizes/number of rows and columns), via
its thumbnail and contact sheet facilities.
(It _does_ also have the histogram feature you said you don't need, but
of course you don't have to use it; I forget where it is, though I think
it is one of the toolbar buttons. Though the toolbar is configurable
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