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jarhtmd 2:16am, 3 August 2011
Often, especially after trips, I have a huge number of images to edit & sort. Generally, subject & location are controlling criteria for sorting. I may return to the same place several times, for example. Manually grouping can be time consuming & can be inaccurate for several reasons. I'd like to hear how others do this. Lately, I've tried assigning key words in PS Bridge, but that hasn't worked out too well for me. I'd like to figure out a way to use the geotags.

I don't want an elaborate/complicated system; just a quicker/easier way.

Any ideas, anyone?
Ken Zirkel 10 years ago
Adobe Lightroom is much more flexible than Bridge. Among other things, Lightroom allows you to create "virtual" collections based on keywords. All my actual photo files are sorted into folders by date (the most natural way to sort them). I keyword all my images. I can use the keywords to create collections of "Lighthouses", or my kids, or Maine, or whatever. If I have a photo of my kids at a lighthouse in Maine, that photo can belong to all three collections simultaneously. Without duplicating the image file.

You can't use Geotags to create collections AFAIK, but you can filter by location metadata. So you can see all images from the US, all images from Maine, all images from Bangor or Portland etc.

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Buckeye. Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Buckeye. (moderator) 10 years ago
I thought all recent/decent photo-organizing/library software worked in the way Ken describes.
jarhtmd 10 years ago

"You can't use Geotags to create collections AFAIK, but you can filter by location metadata. So you can see all images from the US, all images from Maine, all images from Bangor or Portland etc."

That's basically what I want to do . . . long before loading to Flickr. See all the images from Bangor. Put them in a folder. See all the images from Hong Kong. Put them in a folder. See all the images from Tioga, LA. Put them in a folder. etc. etc. etc

How do I do that? And if the software will let me "see" them (i.e. filter by location metadata), can't I then cut/paste them wherever I want?
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Buckeye. 10 years ago
Get some recent/decent photo-organizing/library software and follow its instructions!
Ken Zirkel 10 years ago
Thinking on this, I was over-complicating it. As long as you have your images keyworded, you can create smart collections for the locations, and Bob's your uncle.
jarhtmd 10 years ago
I have definitely poorly stated my question. I seem to have a special nack for either over-simplifying or over-complicating. I hate to be so anal about this, but . . .

My idea/desire/wish isn't anything that I've ever heard described anywhere as a feature of photo organizing. I've never heard/seen it discussed or even mentioned. Maybe it can't be done, but if it can, it would be useful (to me) . . . that's why I'm asking.

Let's say that I have some images (straight out of the camera to my computer). They are geotagged. No keywording or any other processing has been done. Can they be "filtered by location"?
MikeFromQueens Posted 10 years ago. Edited by MikeFromQueens (member) 10 years ago
Buy a Mac if you don't have one already because I think Aperture 3 can sort geo tagged images by location using a map.
www.apple.com/aperture/whats-new.html#places
jarhtmd 10 years ago
I discovered how to do what I want . . . in GeoSetter.

• Access & select the desired geotagged files in GeoSetter
• Images / Rename [or F2]
• Pattern: {Coordinates}{Filename}
• OK

That "filters by location", the purpose of which is to order the files so that I can apply my own sequence numbers (while stripping the coordinates & anything else unwanted from the filename). That was the unstated reason for my OP. Stating it would have IMHO just muddied the waters, resulting in replies such as "buy a new computer".

Thanks . . .
MikeFromQueens 10 years ago
Cool.

Sorry I said you might need a new computer. Using a mac here myself and I'm not really up on what PC programs can do.
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