As I've taken to doing some hardcore sorting of my files and reducing the amount of space my files are taking up while weeding out duplicates, I think it's about time I tackle my image collection. I've got 1000s of family photos, outing and trip photos that I want to sort it to some sensible layout. These have been taken over the years through various cameras as well as images that have been scanned in from film covering about 50years.
Therefore, the simple sort by date or tagging process for irfanview or similar programs is not practical as the oldest photos don't have dates as many were scanned to digital in the last few years and tagging will take an age remembering where photos have been taken. Additionally, it's not helped by the fact that there are lots of duplicate images
I would like to know if anyone has used or knows of any software which will allow me view the image and click a hot key to sent it into a pre specified folder. ie pressing the "1" key will send the image to folder 1, pressing the "2" key to folder 2 and so on.
What I would like to achieve is to break the files into sub folders to make it more progressively more manageable. ie if I can move all the holiday photos from the years into a separate folder quickly and easily, I can then repeat to sort through that folder and place the images into the relevant individual holiday folders.
My plan is that once this is done, I can send a copy to all the rest of the family and hopefully ask they identify where galleries were taken where I cannot and help sort any remaining files that are not already sorted.
To explain the level of problem I have to deal with 9000+ images on just one hard disk. There are more elsewhere that I've yet to even look at. Therefore tagging images in a program is less desirable than just one key press to move and then move on.