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As digital cameras become more common, people are increasingly choosing to keep photo albums on their computers. Instead of going to all the trouble of having the photos printed out onto expensive photo paper and then filing them away manually, people can just put their collections into folders, by date, occasion, or something else entirely – you can even keep all the photos of one person in one folder, if you want.
To make it easier to keep your photo albums in folders on your computer, all sorts of photo management software has been developed. This software is simple, and often comes for free, but helps to make it much simpler to organise your photo collection, removing the chore of moving them around and categorising them manually. The software can also make nice presentations and slideshows, allowing you to show your photos off quickly and easily, and email them to friends and family.
Probably the most famous photo management software out there is iPhoto, which comes for free with Apple Mac computers. iPhoto allows you to see large numbers of photos at once in the form of thumbnails, and easily organise them. If you have a .Mac account, you can then put your photos on the web, allowing anyone to see them.
It’s a similar story with Picasa, now owned by Google. It used to cost money, but has been a free download since Google bought it in 2004. Picasa acts as basically a Windows version of iPhoto, something that Windows users have long wished for, and some claim that it is even easier to use. It allows effects like the removal of red eye from photos with one click.
If you’re considering paid software, you might want to have a look at Adobe’s Photoshop Album (there is also a free Starter Edition). Its main feature is that it uses tags instead of folders, effectively allowing you to put each photo in many different folders without making multiple copies of it. This can make it much easier to find the photo you’re looking for.
About the Author: John Gibb is the owner of photo album resources
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