With a good smartphone in your pocket, you can become a photographer anytime you want. But it also means that you will end up with hundreds and thousands of digital images in your smartphone. What you can do is copy all the digital photos from your camera or smartphone over to your computer that has a big hard drive. Then you can easily organize, edit or share these digital images as and when you want. A free software Phototheca does exactly that – this photo management software makes it easy to view, sort, organize, edit and share thousands of digital photos and videos on PC.
The user interface of Phototheca is inspired from macOS applications but the software itself is available only for the Windows users. After launching this software, the first thing you have to do is import the photos from your digital camera, smartphone, memory card or portable storage drive into your PC through its interface. You can simply use the hotkey Ctrl+I to start importing from any available storage device.
Phototheca can store thousands of pictures in its library (the limit for the free version is 5000 photos only) and at the same time allows you to search for any picture through its metadata or tags. Pictures can be arranged by events, tags, location and date. While it allows you to manually create an album yourself, it also feature something called ‘Smart Albums” that automatically populate the albums with photos from whole of your photo collection based on a certain criteria.
If you have a photo collection that you do not want anyone else to access, then you can password protect your photos using “Protected Photos” feature. Photos protected this way can be viewed only after you supply the correct password as the photo files are encrypted and decryption is not possible without the original password.
Phototheca also offers the ability to edit metadata (EXIF, IPTC, XMP), detect duplicate image files, view the photos in a timeline (order by the photo data & time), export the photos, share them over Flickr, Google Photos, Facebook and Twitter.
You can download Phototheca from https://lunarship.com/.
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