Do you have years of digital photos just sitting unsorted on your disk?
Would you like to quickly and easily sort out the good photos from the not-so-good photos?
vsPhotoSorter lets you:
step through your photos one at a time
pick the good ones, skip the bad ones
export the ones you picked
1. Import photos
Import your photos from one or more directories. You won't see the same photo twice because duplicate photos are identified when imported.
2. Tag good photos
Step through your photos, one at a time. For each good photo, ADD it to your collection - for the others, SKIP it.
When you've gone through all your photos, export the ones you've ADDed to a directory - now you have all of
your good photos in one place, sensibly arranged.
If you like this software, please donate $2 to encourage further development.
If you're like me, you've got several years (and gigs) of digital photos that you've been copying
off your cameras, your phone, your wifes phone etc. Tonnes of photos, all unsorted, and some times
copied more than once. How do you go about sorting out the good photos - the ones you want to share
with your family - from the ones that just aren't worth sharing?
I had this problem - 10 years of photos I'd never looked at or sorted through. Sometimes I'd copied
the same photos multiple times because I wasn't sure if I'd already got them. So I needed a convenient
way of going through them - one by one, flagging the good ones, skipping the bad ones, eliminating the
duplicates so I'd be able to export the ones I liked and share them with my family.
So, I've written a very simple application that only does one thing - sort the good from the bad. It
does it like this:
Import directories that contain your photos - these directories are recursively scanned and
each photo is added to the database.
Duplicate photos are identified so that you'll never see the same photo twice.
Now, you can step through each photo one at a time - either adding the photo to your collection or
You can quit at any time, and come back and continue from where you left off later.
If you copy more photos off a camera into one of the directories you imported, you can re-index
the directories and they'll be added to the database.
The original images are never altered or touched in any way.
At any time, you can export the photos you've added to a directory - only files that don't exist will
be exported so you can export to the same directory as you make progress through your collection
Now you have a directory full of photos you like and want to share with your family or the world,
or tinybeans, or facebook or picasa or flickr. Maybe you want to use those pictures as your screen saver -
whatever, these are the photos you want to back up.
Where to now? Install and play with it - if you like it, please donate. At the moment,
this is very simple and focussed on one task only. Be vocal on the discussion
so I know what features to prioritise and that people are using it.
If you don't have Java installed, download it here.
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What can you do with your photos once you've sorted them out?
Use them on a photo frame
Use them as a screen saver
Share them with your family via flickr, picasa, etc
Back them up to the cloud (off-site) with DropBox or Box
Install Java if you don't already have it installed.
When you run the application, the first thing you'll need to do is import some photos - Select 'Import Directory'
from the 'File' menu and select a directory containing your 'jpg' photographs.
As photos are imported you'll see the totals at the top of the window increasing. The number
of duplicates found will be identified here.
When the import is complete (it may take a long time if there are a lot of images) the first photo will be shown
and you have the option of 'Add' or 'Skip' - use the buttons at the bottom of the window, or 'Up arrow' to skip, 'Right arrow' to add.
At any point you can export the photos you've added by going to the 'Export' option in the file menu - pick a directory
you want the photos copied to - make sure this directory is not a subdirectory of the photos you imported.
If you copy more photos into your imported directory, you can choose 'Reindex' from the 'File' menu.
Only '.jpg' and '.jpeg' files will be imported.
Your original photos will not be modified.
If you find this software useful, let me know by emailing 'paul at vamonossoftware.com'
- that's the only way I'll know its worth putting more effort into it.
(At the moment it solves a very real problem for me now, just the way it is).