Handling Duplicate Images
Do you have duplicate images? Here is how Tag That Photo handles them (today). We create a signature on each image (the pixels of the image and not the metadata) so we can tell whether an image is a duplicate. If we find duplicates, we only edit metadata and face tags on the "set" of duplicates. So if you add a face tag "Mary" to one of the images - it will be written to ALL of the images.
There are some situations where a person's organization structure forces duplicates. For example, let's say that Mary and John are in the same photo "image001.jpg". Some people like to keep a copy of the image under a folder named "Mary" and another copy under a folder named "John". In this case duplicates are wanted!
However, there are other situations where you want to remove duplicates - and there are a variety of programs that can be used to remove duplicates. The advantage that some of these programs offer is finding "similar" images - including ones that have been downsized or with slight modifications to color or brightness for example.
This list is not exhaustive, and a few Google searches may find some others:
If you delete duplicates, as long as at least one of the images remains under a monitored Tag That Photo folder, then your metadata is safe.
Support for Raw and HEIC images
Mid to high-end cameras support the Raw image format. The latest release of Tag That Photo (during the week of April 12, 2021) expands the list of supported image formats from the current TIF, PNG and JPG formats to include Raw and HEIC formats. To ...
Sharing and/or Synchronizing images with other TTP users
This is a very powerful feature of TTP that allows you to share tagging efforts on a subset of your photo library (or even all of your photos if you choose). By updating the metadata on shared images, all people with shared access receive the XMP tag ...
Do you have some poor resolution images? Perhaps they came from scans of bad images or the photographer (we are not pointing fingers at you) wasn't very good on that day? There is an online service for enhancing photos that uses artificial ...
Multiple "sets" of images
Some folks have multiple sets of images that are completely different. Family photos and work photos for example. But there could be many other situations. Tag That Photo only has one database per Windows user. However, you could do a backup of ...
Migrating, moving or transferring images
Things change when one has a computer system - new drives, new computers, etc. - will necessitate a change in image location. We realize that you definitely don't want to have to re-do any tagging! Hopefully these different scenarios will help. And ...