"Photodali Photo Manager"
Photodali is a convenient tool that helps you organize your photos by date taken, filename, rating or import order. Professionals and photo enthusiasts will appreciate this program as it will help them sort all of their photos in a manner that is easy to navigate, plus allow them to import photos from other mobile devices as well. You can then create groups and add photos in them so that you separate events and locate the photos easier.
Installation is pretty much straightforward and has no difficult steps at all. Firstly pick installation language and then proceed to the main installation procedure. There you’ll be asked to click “Next” a few times and configure some very simple settings before the setup process begins. The setup package is clean from viruses, adware and other types of malware, and doesn’t include any additional 3rd-party software either.
Supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
The program has a very nice and modern interface that’s not complicated or filled with useless features. If you’re a first-time user you have to add photos in the Medialibrary and then update it before you actually start organizing them. When this process is finished you can view the available photos in the main screen. The sidebar on the left has some options that display all imported photos differently (e.g. categorizes them by date in the “Calendar” option, displays last imported photos in the “Last Import” option etc.). If you create albums they will be displayed below those categories. At the bottom of the window is a vertical toolbar which has several buttons: Search, Slideshow, Create, Add To, Export, Info, Edit and Settings. There’s also a slider in the bottom left corner which adjusts thumbnail size.
The photos in your albums can be sorted by date, import order, filename and rating (in either ascending or descending order). In every thumbnail you can choose to display additional information like filename, compact EXIF data and rating.
There are plenty of actions you can perform with Photodali. You can move selected photos to another album, copy them to another folder or even edit them. The edit feature lets you adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, crop/ rotate or add filters like black & white, sepia, chocolate sepia, dark sea, poison, sahara and many others. In addition, you can also add overlays like Balloons, Frost, Gold, Grunge Film, etc.
A slideshow of all photos in an album is supported.
The search function will help you find a photo much easier than browsing for it.
Sometimes it would crash while updating the Medialibrary, leaving the process in the middle.
XnViewMP (free) is a powerful program for organizing and editing your photos similarly to Photodali. However it has significantly more features, such as the ability to convert photos from one format to another and create contact sheets. Another noteworthy software is BonAview (paid), which is a fully-featured photo management tool.
Photodali is a great program to organize and categorize your photos at ease and in more than one way.
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