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The best applications to organize photos on your PC | Digital Trends Spanish

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Unless you have the spirit of a librarian or archivist, chances are that over time your photos will begin to accumulate in any order in files and folders on your computer. For all of us who need help keeping our files under control, we chose the best apps to organize photos on your pc.

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Although each time Windows or macOS offer tools that make it easier to detect duplicate files, most of the time it is a manual process that will force you to spend a lot of time. The best tools to organize your photos carry out a process automatically, identify duplicate images or assemble thematic subfolders in simple steps, facilitating the management of your memories.

XnView MP (Windows, macOS, Linux)

XnView MP is an application that supports more than 500 image formats (including animated ones) and that allows you to export to more than 70 formats. Besides having a viewer to explore and organize your files by colors or categories; tools to compare your photos, review their metadata and a powerful batch conversion function, either to rename photos or change their size, among other attributes.

XnView MP is distributed as a freeware application for home or educational use on Windows, macOS or Linux computers. However, it also has business licenses, with prices ranging from $ 4 to $ 34, depending on the number of users.


IrfanView (Windows)


Released in 1996, IrfanView is one of the most traditional applications for those who want to keep their audiovisual files organized. It is a free and lightweight viewer, which can read more than 70 types of files and store in 20 formats. It offers options for adjusting metadata, batch file conversion and lossless editing or cropping of images, and integration with the Windows context menu, among other benefits.

The developers of IrfanView, which is distributed as freeware, have accused XnView of stealing and cloning its functions for a decade.


Nomacs (Windows, macOS, and Linux)


Nomacs is a free open source image viewer, which allows you to view the most common file formats, including RAW or PSD files, the Photosphop format. In addition to the usual editing tools, it offers information on the metadata or the histogram, through semi-transparent widgets that are displayed on each photograph.

One of its best features is that it allows you to search for images that are inside ZIP files or even in documents of Microsoft 365, such as Word or Excel, and extract them to a directory. Also, it allows you to filter images by name strings or regular expressions.




Although it is not as popular as other applications on this list, Imagine is an image viewer that offers a simple and intuitive interface for quick file edits, such as renaming or resizing, rotating or contrasting metadata. In addition, it includes batch renaming or conversion tools, a lossless transformation and animation editor for JPG files.

Of South Korean origin, Imagine is distributed as freeware for Windows computers. Although it is one of the lightest applications, one of its disadvantages is that you will have to separate plugins for several of its functions.


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