I really must label all my image files, but can't decide which method is most likely to stand the test of time. Any ideas?
As I see it, if the file is right-clicked, one can add the various properties, like title, comments, when taken etc. These then show up when the mouse hovers over the file.But these properties doe not show up when the file is opened in Windows Explorer.
Opening the file in windows explorer allows one to add a tag, but it doesn't show until you actually open the file in WE.
I have a lot of family history images and would like the properties to be passed on with the file if I export them on a disk or by emial.
Now - I have been looking at the help file for windows gallery and find that I have most of my picture folders in the gallery. Do they get in there automaticaly, because I haven't knowingly added anything to the gallery? Any hints on using the gallery would be much appreciated. I understand that I mustn't delete them from the gallery, but use the 'remove from gallery' option. Is the gallery intended as a temporary option while one is sorting out files?
I can't see why the gallery is different from creating a separate folder for favourite files. Is it similar to how Picasa organises files?
Thank you 124. I have Vista and have started to see where I am going! To check - Zone Photo Studio hasn't any advantages over Windows Photo Gallery or Explorer, has it, so far as standard editing is concerned? It looks about the same.
As I now see it, Gallery lists ALL the 'photos in the Pictures Folder, but you can add extra photos from other programs, like my Family History folder. Correct? ie isn't Gallery the same as Picasa?