Windows 10: Importing into Photo, but want to use my folders

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  1.    04 Feb 2018 #1

    Importing into Photo, but want to use my folders


    I gave up on mac since they are not updating my beloved mac mini. Got a Dell with windows 10. I have downloaded all the programs and most of the files. Even downloaded iTunes and my music with the library titles. My pictures though are a problem. No iPhoto for pc so I downloaded all my photos. Could not do it by album. Then I uploaded on the pc and separated them into files pertaining to who the pictures are about. Then I put into photo that came with windows. Pictures are there, but not organized by file name. Tried creating an album and dragging and dropping from the file list - nope. There has got to be some easy fix or any fix. If you know, please help. Thanks
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.371 and W10 Insider Builds 17134.1 and 17643
       04 Feb 2018 #2

    Hello austin571 and welcome to TenForums,

    As far as I know the photos are all arranged in the W10 Photo app according to the date the picture was taken. This information is found from the metadata stored with the image.

    The pictures themselves are all in the original folders on your PC; the Photo App is just a display app and does not interfere with the original file locations. One of the features of the latest version of the Photo App is the People view. This sounds like it might be useful for you as it uses facial recognition to display all the photos associated with the same face.

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  3.    04 Feb 2018 #3

    Thanks, that would work if I am just doing folders by people, but it is a bit more detailed. Then I have folders with different dogs. There has so be something matching iPhoto on the windows side.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       04 Feb 2018 #4

    I used to have a MacBook Pro until something took out the drive controller. Never did care for iPhoto but on Mac and Windows found GIMP to be usable or on Windows look at Irfanview. MajorGeeks.Com - MajorGeeks
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    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       04 Feb 2018 #5

    You could run Bonaview and use the folder tree to select folders containing images. You can create albums and move multiple images at a time into any album.

    The downsides:
    Bonaview is not updated anymore.
    It has to be installed in compatiblity mode.
    It will not sort your images into albums in windows file explorer.

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    BonAView Free Photo Manager | High Motion Software

    On the other hand Wildbit Image viewer portable would allow you to preview thumbnails of images in any folder and drag and drop them at will into any other folder in the tree. This means that you can create folders in file explorer and use wildbit for drag and drop.

    You'd need the portable version.

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  6.    05 Feb 2018 #6

    austin571 said: View Post
    I gave up on mac since they are not updating my beloved mac mini. Got a Dell with windows 10. I have downloaded all the programs and most of the files. Even downloaded iTunes and my music with the library titles. My pictures though are a problem. No iPhoto for pc so I downloaded all my photos. Could not do it by album. Then I uploaded on the pc and separated them into files pertaining to who the pictures are about. Then I put into photo that came with windows. Pictures are there, but not organized by file name. Tried creating an album and dragging and dropping from the file list - nope. There has got to be some easy fix or any fix. If you know, please help. Thanks
    Hi there
    As you used to have a Mac I'd suggest creating a Linux Virtual Machine, install Digicam and you've got everything you need (100% Free) and will also handle RAW files for top end DSLR's too.


    digiKam - digiKam

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    Sorry about the Linux recommendation here but this really is a very good app and as you were a Mac user this shouldn't be too hard.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    05 Feb 2018 #7

    Tried Iranview. That did not make my computer happy. It kept dinging with all sorts of warnings. Trying the Digicam now even though jimbo threw me for a loop with Linux.
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  •    05 Feb 2018 #8

    Digicam worked
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  •    05 Feb 2018 #9

    austin571 said: View Post
    Digicam worked
    Hi there
    Glad you liked it

    On a VM Linux isn't too horrible either --just ensure SAMBA is up and running and no problem sharing with Windows (both ways).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  •    05 Feb 2018 #10

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    As you used to have a Mac I'd suggest creating a Linux Virtual Machine, install Digicam and you've got everything you need
    Just curious but why do you suggest to create a virtual machine?

    There are Windows and MacOS versions also on the website that you linked to. Is the Linux version better in some way?
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