Anyone Use Picajet? Or Any Other Multi-Tag Software?
Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:35 PM
I don't really understand what Picasa is, is it only for organizing online photos? Or can you use it to organize stuff on your HD? Does it have the ability to put multiple tags on an image (EX: red, eyelet, etc.)?
I found something that sounded good today, it's called PicaJet. Anyone use that? I was wondering if you can click on thumbnails in PicaJet once you've found what you wanted and drag it to open in PSE. (I submitted the Q to them just now also) Or if it's more complicated. Or completely unsuitable to digi scrappers.
How about ACDSee? Is it good for tagging supplies and then finding them, and opening into PSE? Or can you only open from it into it's own creating "area"?
People seem to like the PSE Organizer, but for some reason I just don't. I have a ton of supplies to tag, but I don't really want to if I'm going to switch software! Thanks in advance!
Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:06 PM
I used ACDSee for awhile, but found it slowed down my computer. You can use the files you tag in ACDSee in whatever way you like. You don't have to edit them only in ACDSee, for example.
As far as I know, with any system of tagging, you have to move files within whatever program you used to tag or else your program cannot find them. For instance, if you tag all of your stuff in ACDSee, then move photos from one folder to another from your Documents folder (and NOT in the ACDSee interface), ACDSee will not find those items when you search for them again. I think this applies to any organizing program.
There are about as many ways to organize and tag as there are scrappers, so it's just a matter of finding what works for you.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:35 PM
It will find files on your hard drive and EHDs.
It will also preview PSDs, and not just jpgs, which is really cool!
The initial face search took a long time, identifying the faces, but now it's really fast.
I'm really loving it.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:05 PM
All the best for sorting it all out.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:24 PM
Just my two cents worth!
Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:27 AM
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 02:06 PM
PicaJet does look great, I got a response and they said it supports drag-and-drop, it sounds like I should be able to have both it and PSE open, and once I've found something in PicaJet, drag-and-drop it into PSE to open. Have to check if it shows PSD files... I don't end up tagging many of those, except for the PSD layered templates, but I also keep a JPG preview alongside those anyway. If anyone tries this, be sure to post here! :-) Whenever I can get to redoing my organizing/tagging of supplies, I'll try to remember to post my experience, too!
Thanks for the replies!
Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:12 PM
LOL! I just think it's funny that you have so many more digi scrap items than photos. I bet a lot of us do!
Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:08 PM
I find that it doesn't slow my computer down. However, I do notice that the program itself "drags' a bit if I do not back up and optimize the database regularly (at least once a week).
I like it for a lot of reasons- but a couple of things I like most:
- I can tag/keyword my photos right as I download them off my camera
- I can embed metadata into each file
- I can make Photo Disks- I can put photos/scrap kits on a CD or DVD and delete them off my computer. By making a Photo Disk, Photo Manager will store the image data and be able to include it in searches
- I can batch edit a lot of photos at once
- all I have to do is click and drag images right into my photo editing program.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:24 PM
I don't think having a lot of "stuff" makes me wise - just poorer in the pocketbook. LOL
Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:53 PM