Image Management Screenshots

The following are a sampling of screenshots from the Photo Renamer tool Francesca and I developed in Java. It is still in early alpha stage, but we nevertheless have been using it to bring order to our extensive digital image collection. The screenshots help give some understanding to how it works.
Open Directory
Open Directory Screeshot
When the program first loads, you will need to open a directory for processing.
Loading Images
Loading Images Screeshot
It will then tell you it is loading the images (this is decently quick, but slower than I expected, apparently due to Java’s Jpeg decoder not being terribly efficient… )
Live Keyword Search
Live Keyword Search Screeshot
Now that the directory has been opened, notice the main screen. Here the user has started typing into the keyword search field, and you will notice that this performs a live search on the keyword database, using inline autocomplete functionality. Also note that by entering keywords not in the database, they are automatically added to the database.
Main Screen, Extended Caption
Main Screen with Extended Caption Screeshot
Another view of the main screen, here entering an extended caption. This can have indefinite length.
Batch Processing Dialog
Batch Processing Dialog Screeshot
If you are feeling lazy, or the images in the directory are quite similar, you can batch process them, using a set selection of title, caption, keywords, and extended caption.
Batch Processing Progress
Batch Processing Progress Screeshot
And we are of course quite nice about telling you what is going on… if you cancel, all changes are neatly undone.
Options Dialog
Options Dialog Screeshot
I didn’t feel like showing each options dialog tab, but you get the idea – easy to modify/adapt the program to your needs.
Photoshop Displaying Metadata
Photoshop Showing EXIF MetaData Screeshot
Here you can see the goal of all of this – Photoshop showing that we did, indeed, place the information into the image’s metadata. We place it into the EXIF, IPTC, and XP metadata fields in Jpeg images.
Windows XP Displaying Metadata
Resulting MetaData Screeshot

Perhaps of more interest, here you can see that using Windows XP explorer, the information is now available in the image. Were you to search using Windows explorer search, you could find these images by their keywords. Neat, eh?

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  • http://abe.rocketmonkeys.com Abe Murray

    Just a note to anyone reading this – my wife and I built the software, and it works, but recent events such as Riya infer that the image recognition problem is being solved faster than I expected… thus while the tool is useful for our personal use, time will overtake its usefulness. Alas… it was fun though!

  • http://abe.rocketmonkeys.com Abe

    Just a note to anyone reading this – my wife and I built the software, and it works, but recent events such as Riya infer that the image recognition problem is being solved faster than I expected… thus while the tool is useful for our personal use, time will overtake its usefulness. Alas… it was fun though!

  • http://abe.rocketmonkeys.com Abe Murray

    Just a note to anyone reading this – my wife and I built the software, and it works, but recent events such as Riya infer that the image recognition problem is being solved faster than I expected… thus while the tool is useful for our personal use, time will overtake its usefulness. Alas… it was fun though!

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