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# 176939 16-Jul-2015 17:13
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I am migrating from an iMac (Yosemite) to a Windows PC which will be running Windows 10. I have a moderate photo collection approx. 120GB. I have been using iPhoto and lately Photos (huge mistake terrible program) on my iMac. I am looking for
recommendations for software that can manage the library similar to how  iPhoto does it, I have tried Picasa several time but find the UI messy. What can the folks here recommend?

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  # 1345675 16-Jul-2015 18:33
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Well you made a very good choice :P

I can't say I've fiddled to much with iPhoto, are you looking just for something to use for a library, or editing as well?





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Irfanview.

Free, extensible through a range of plug ins, and (most important) super super fast.

UI is definitely designed for the power user though. Not as slick as iPhoto or Picasa.

 
 
 
 


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Might be time to move to lightroom...

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Lightroom would be my suggestion as well.





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  # 1345680 16-Jul-2015 18:37
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mdf: Irfanview.

Free, extensible through a range of plug ins, and (most important) super super fast.

UI is definitely designed for the power user though. Not as slick as iPhoto or Picasa.


And one more thought - plays nicely with the Windows file system and/or your NAS. You can arrange things how you like, not how Google/Apple thinks things should be. 

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Lightroom is the popular choice, but I hate the interface. I use Bridge and folders.

What do you need? An image editor? A catalog with searchable keywords? Searchable geolocations? Tagging people? Face recognition?



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  # 1346093 17-Jul-2015 11:12
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Thanks guys will look at light room





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  # 1346100 17-Jul-2015 11:23
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Lightroom is available on OS X which may be a more viable (app) migration than platform.




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  # 1346117 17-Jul-2015 11:43
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What is the stand alone version of Lightroom like, I don't need to CC version as I have a good cloud option now




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  # 1346159 17-Jul-2015 12:35
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MikeB4: What is the stand alone version of Lightroom like, I don't need to CC version as I have a good cloud option now


I think all Adobe products are CC.

Correction: Adobe Lightroom 6 at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Photoshop-Lightroom-Mac-Disc/dp/B00VWCKJVA/ref=dp_ob_title_vg

Comparison of different versions: http://www.adobe.com/nz/products/photoshop-lightroom/versions.html




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CC just allows you to pay monthly rather then one off cost, also means you always get the latest updates, I don't use any of the cloud features.





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