Free if possible ... help

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  1. Lensmeister

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    Hi people,

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a free program to log all the photos, films, and information we all use.

    I am running Windows XP so most things will run (with a tweekt here and there).

    Thanks for any info.... what doea everyone else use ?
     
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    Ahh I'm not quite sure what you want. Can you give us an example?
     
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    Ok I was vague. :confused:

    Currently I have all the films I have used listed in a large book, numbered 001, 002, 003 etc.

    in another book listed under film 001 are the frame numbers and a short description.

    What I need is something that I can type all these in to one database and search for the photo I want. that's the basic version.

    if there is such a thing a small thumbnail of the photo would be helpful in the database too.
     
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    Hmmm I have no idea. If you know how to use Microsoft Access that could work I guess. But i dunno too much about it and how easy it is to search with.
     
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    Check out http://www.tucows.com/
    Loads of software including shareware and freeware for all operating systems. You are bound to find something suitable.
     
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    Cheers Hertz ... and of course meysha ...


    I have Access and I do dabble in the odd bit of Visual Basic POrogramming ... maybe I might try to knock something together .
     
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    If you make something...or find something good...send it to me...
     
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    Ok now you are an official gunine pig (or however you speel it ! ! ! )


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    I use film factory as my photo index/contact sheet filer. You can see all the thumbnails of you pix, rename them anything you want and sort them in rolls, which actually makes a folder for you pix to live on your hard drive. You can do slide shows as well. Nice program.

    I got the program free with my printer software. You may be able to DL it from the net if you do a search.
     
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    As Hertz suggests, tucows is probably the best place to get free/share software and they have a huge collection dedicated to image software.

    The only other way I can think you'd be able to do it easily, would be to use PS to generate some thumbnail images and then use Access or VB to create a flat-file database to give each picture a record with keywords, attributes etc. I would think that there are plenty of programs out there that do this automatically though.

    Rob
     
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