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    I need a Photo Manager Software

    I need a Photo Manager Software- functions i am looking for is for viewing, processing, editing , organizing, and archiving my photo collections. Can you refer any software?

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    I second ACDSee, been using that software since 2003 and it's done what I need and more.

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    acdsee is the best all in one software. i recommend irfanview if you have a slow pc
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    ACDSee for Windows, iPhoto/Aperture for Mac.

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    iView Media pro -- it is serious about media cataloging. It also has image editing features. It is additionally cross platform PC/Mac with way to many features to get into here.

    http://www.iview-multimedia.com/
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    Also consider Picassa (now owned by Google).

    I usually use a combo of Irfanview and Adobe Bridge in my pro photo workflow.
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    I second Iview MediaPro. I do my editing in Photoshop and then use MediaPro for cataloging.

    I did try Picassa when it first came out but it wasn't powerful enough, maybe it's gotten better now.

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    Yeah, I have over 50K digital images cataloged for clients that I have taken. From a lot of testing iView handles HUGE catalogs better than ACDSee and several others that I tried. Eventually, they all crash when you hit about 16K entries /w thumbnails, but iView can handle double that before you can get into trouble. But, that is where the power of iView comes in, creating many HUGE catalogs and being able to search across those catalogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelsun View Post
    Also consider Picassa (now owned by Google).

    I usually use a combo of Irfanview and Adobe Bridge in my pro photo workflow.
    Nice suggestions. I cant wait until my copy of Bridge arrives, I just preordered cs3 yesterday.

    If your looking for good free software.. check out the photo & graphics freeware section on snapfiles. There is a lot of good apps in there.

    One aspect of the workflow in posting photos on the web is enforcing file_naming-conventions. For this task I use the freeware app CKrename

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    Thanks for the tips everyone...will look into them
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    I use Iview

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    Please take a hard look at PicaJet, PhotoShop Elements, Picasa, and iMatch.
    I use those tools for while and all of them has the unique and great features.

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    Do any of these image managers offer bulk photo renaming ?

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    Picasa is great - it's lean and does most jobs. My two favorite features are the I'm Feeling Lucky fix-up tool and the Warmify effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcsolas View Post
    Do any of these image managers offer bulk photo renaming ?
    Although it is one of the most obsolete apps out there, Photoshop Elements 2.0 has a pretty good batch processing tool, which could probably just be used for renaming. I'm also sure PS Elements 5.0 has one too.

    You could use XP's built in solution. Instructions on Microsoft's web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelper22 View Post
    Picasa is great - it's lean and does most jobs. My two favorite features are the I'm Feeling Lucky fix-up tool and the Warmify effect.
    The major disadvantage of Picasa is flatten album structure which doesn't suite for any serious organizing purposes. That is why I suggest to use PicaJet or iMatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinBrig View Post
    The major disadvantage of Picasa is flatten album structure which doesn't suite for any serious organizing purposes. That is why I suggest to use PicaJet or iMatch.
    1. Picasa is free.
    2. The link to the iMatch page is broken. You put in an extra "o" in Photools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelper22 View Post
    You could use XP's built in solution. Instructions on Microsoft's web site.
    That works but it creates file names with spaces and parenthesis (1). Thats why I ended up using ckrename... if its not built in, that app is very powerful and can really save time.

    .. Just checking to see if any actually approach this issue.

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    ouh lightroom is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsolas View Post
    Do any of these image managers offer bulk photo renaming ?
    PicaJet and Imatch does rename task very well. The rename task based on templates or image properties. You looking for only image renaming tool without organizing capabilities you need RoboFolder
    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsolas View Post
    Do any of these image managers offer bulk photo renaming ?
    Lightroom also does photo renaming. You can set several presets and rename photos as you are importing, but you can also run batches on them later too.

    I rename all photos as I'm importing them, and my name includes the date, shoot name and incrementing number.

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    Thanks for the suggestions...

    Its a shame, it looks like lightroom is $299 and it doesnt come with cs3

    At least I have that

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    I use F-Spot it's lovely app!
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