Imago? You do if
- Maintained duplicate copies of digital
photos in named folders, based on who appears in them.
- Had to scan in a collection of old
photographs, and wanted to keep track of who was in each
- Needed an easy way of searching for all
photos of one particular person.
There’s a certain limit to the number of
digital photos that you can have before your collection starts to
become unwieldy. You’d like to keep track of photos containing
specific people, but what do you do when a picture has more than one
person in it? Make duplicates, and put them in separate folders?
fixes the ongoing problem of keeping track of information in digital
photos! With Imago,
you can add information to any photo and, more importantly, you can
add information about anyone in that photo. All of the information
that you’ve added about a person appears when you hover your mouse
cursor over their face in a photo. Even better, with
Imago, you can
search for all photos that contain a specific person!
The best part about
information that you add to each photo becomes a part of the digital
photo file! This means that you can email a photo to your family,
and when they add the photo to their copy of
Imago, all of the
information is already there!
You can import your images
directly from your digital camera, or, for your older photo
collections, by using a scanner. Either way, you’re well on the path
to a well-organized, fully catalogued digital image collection!
In addition to adding information about a
photo, you can add information about anyone in the photo as
When you select someone in a photo, you can
tell Imago to show you all photos containing that person!
You can hover over a face and see information
on who that person is and how they are related to you!
Email a photo to a friend or family member and
all the information about any person cataloged in the photo goes
with it! When your friend or family members adds the image to
their copy of Imago,
all the data is added to their database as well!
You have multiple ways to add images to
scanning and adding directly from your camera.
Why Develop Another Image Cataloging Program?
Several years ago I was
given the task of "computerizing" our family photographs. I have a
very large family on my mother's side . My aunt was the one who
traditionally kept the family photo albums and pictures, but she was
getting tired of doing so.
I began the long process of
scanning over 800 individual photographs... whew!! After several
long days, I was finished. Now I hade a whole bunch of scanned
images in a folder. What should I do with them now?
I like looking at all these
old photos. They range back to the late 1800's, many containing
faces of relatives I didn't know. Now, I'm a software engineer, so I
started looking for a program which would let me easily enter data
about the people in a photograph and be able to retrieve it. To my
surprise, none existed. That is the day I decided to write
Imago was born our of necessity. I wrote it and I
use it. If you have suggestions, comments or a feature request,
don't hesitate to let me know.