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Organising photos - tagging, searching (external drive, Windows 11)

  • 29-01-2023 6:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,484 ✭✭✭

    I have my photos (all jpg, taken with Canon EOS 550D) on an external hard drive. They are only organised by date, nothing else. Obviously trying to find a particular photo is tedious.

    What software would be good for making the photos searchable? Ideally the software would run from the external drive but that's not a deal breaker.

    Over time I would like to add location info, names, occasion etc and be able to search. I think I tried darktable but didn't really understand how to add tags. If it's a recommended product I'll revisit.

    I don't need photo editing.

    From the list at it looks like Excire Foto and Corel Aftershot Pro could work.