In the digital world of today an old fashion photo album (or a shoe box) is not enough to keep our memories safe and
organized. Digital photography makes taking pictures very easy. This is a good news for us because it enables us to "capture a moment"
and save it to share or relive it later. To get some perspective consider this - in 2012 every 2 minutes we take as many pictures
as people took through the entire 19th century. This ability however comes with a downside, we take so many pictures that
organizing and managing them can become a time consuming and complicated task. At times we could feel overwhelmed with
the sheer volume and this can stop us from organizing our pictures. Another aspect of digital photography and digital media in general is the
fact that if stored in only one physical location it can easily get damaged or destroyed. If that happens all of our photos
could be wiped out forever. To help you stay organized and avoid losing your digital photos we at Custom DataWorks came up with this idea - Lets create a program that:
Is affordable - User cost under $20.00.
Is easy to use - No learning curve so any user can start using it the moment it is installed.
Requires minimal user effort - Organize, copy and synchronize all photos with minimum user interaction.
Manages backups - Application should enable users to easily create and manage digital photos backups.
With those basic requirements in mind we developed our new picManager 3.0. It had been designed to help you stay
organized without spending hours learning the program and going through your photos to catalog them.
Create a perfect photo repository and/or backup with minimal effort. Scan all your media (hard drive, CDs/DVDs,
memory cards etc) and put them into one place sorted and filed by the picture year and month. While copying them
you can even automatically have the picture rotation fixed if your camera stores the camera position .
We hope that your search for a perfect photo manager is over.
Please download a
FREE 30 DAY TRIAL
today and see for yourself how easy it is to sort through your pictures with a right tool.
Remember User Settings - Set Defaults
For most users processing options like picture source and destination; files extensions; and picture date options remain relatively constant
from one use to another. Our picManager enables users to save their preferred options to be used as defaults every time the program is started.
Preserved settings are: pictures source (Removable Media ; Hard Drive ; CD/DVD); Include Sub-Folders; destination folder; file extension filter;
auto-rotate portrait pictures; picture date option (either file creation date or picture taken date); picture date filter.
Default Picture Source.
Set you default picture source and the subfolder search option to scan for new pictures every time you start
picManager without the need for configuring the application. When the pictures are processed only the new
files will me included.
Default Destination Folder
Once you create a folder on your computer to store all your digital photos, picManager will remember this location
and will use it to filter out pictures already copied to the folder.
Filter Pictures By File Type
Copy only photos taken within a specific date range or taken before or after a specified date. To make your life even easier
we put on the 'context menu' of the date selector (right mouse button) shortcuts for Today, This Week, This Month.
Extract Picture Date
Most digital cameras support a feature of embedding inside a picture file the "Photo Taken Date". As long as the camera's
internal clock is configured to reflect a correct current date the picture taken date gets embedded into the picture file and can
be used by picManager to correctly sort and place the picture file in an appropriate folder. If this embedded data is not
available picManager will use a file creation date as the picture date for sorting and processing.
Filter Your Selection By Photo Taken Date
Using the embedded 'Taken Date' picture information you can select: a Start Date (photos taken after the selected date); an
End Date (photos taken before the selected date); Date Range (photos taken between the Start Date and the End Date).
Also from from the context menu (right button click) you can access three predefined date filters: "Today",
"This Week" or "This Month" to show only the most recent photos.
Detect and Auto-Rotate Portrait JPEG Pictures
Most modern digital cameras include a sensor to detect a camera orientation when the picture is taken.
This information then is embedded inside a picture file and can be used by picManager to determine a correct
picture rotation. If present you can set the "Fix JPEG Rotation" option to automatically rotate all portrait photos
during the copy operation.
Eliminate "NON-PHOTO" Files
In some cases there could be files within the source folder(s) that match your search criteria (file extension, file date) but
are not photos (web graphic files, thumbnails etc.). We test the file sizes and any file that is smaller than 1MB is excluded.
Processing Reports and Review
Upon completion of the copying process users are presented with extensive reports including 'Processed Photos'; '
Skipped Photos'; 'Target Photos Exist'. Users can also compare the source picture(s) with the target picture and
if the file had been rotated, they can replace the rotated picture with the original.
Screen shot of the main application interface with defaults setup dialog.
Intel® 1.6GHz or faster processor (>2GHz strongly recommended)
picManager had been designed and tested on Windows 7 (64bit) and we strongly recommend
installing it on Windows 7. It should also run on the following operating systems: Microsoft®
Windows XP® Home, Professional with Service Pack 3 (32bit) or Service Pack 2 (64bit); Windows
Server® 2003 (with Service Pack 2 for 64bit; Windows Server® 2008 (32 bit and 64bit); Windows
Server® 2008 R2 (32bit and 64bit); Windows Vista® Home Basic, Home Premium, Business,
Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (32bit and 64bit)
1GB (2GB for 64bit operating systems) of RAM, 2GB (4GB - 64bit) recommended.
1024x576 or higher resolution strongly recommended.
|30 day TRIAL:
Please download and install a TRIAL (DEMO) version before buying a license.
Once the picManager is installed on your computer, purchase your license and use
'Registration Wizard' to complete the license key activation.