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I research software as Apple Photos on windows.
Sotfware to import pictures from a smartphone or camera, to organize the pictures libraries, and get a preview of the geolocalization of all the pictures on a map.
A mix between  Apple Photos, Lightroom, Bridge.
Whitout subcribe to a cloud offer. 
I don't know if this type of sotfware exist? I don't know how make the photographer on windows?
But this kind of software with a nice UI, could be useful for many peoples, and make a good combination with affinity photo.

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1 hour ago, chips said:

I research software as Apple Photos on windows.
Sotfware to import pictures from a smartphone or camera, to organize the pictures libraries, and get a preview of the geolocalization of all the pictures on a map.
A mix between  Apple Photos, Lightroom, Bridge.
Whitout subcribe to a cloud offer. 
I don't know if this type of sotfware exist? I don't know how make the photographer on windows?
But this kind of software with a nice UI, could be useful for many peoples, and make a good combination with affinity photo.

Hello @chips,

this is a question that many users are investigating and discussing. Even here at the forum. The keyword to find many of those posts is 'DAM' which stands for 'Digital Asset Management'. Here I give you a link to a rather long thread with many hints to various image management packages:

 

Do not get confused about the initial post about a 'DAM' made by Affinity itself. It seems to be in the works but not very likely to be published soon.
You will have to do your research to find a solution that fits your needs in the near future :)

Cheers,
d.


Affinity Designer 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.852)   |   Affinity Photo 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.852)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.863)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.4   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4

Windows 10 (1809) 64-bit - Core i7 - 16GB - Intel HD Graphics 4600 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

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Hi Chips, 

For me Photo Mechanic from Camera Bits is one of the best professional choice for photographers but it comes at a cost. (about 150$)

This is an Adobe Brige-like software, no catalog. However, Camera Bits is planning to release is 6th version this year, maybe with cataloging option.

They have a long experience with their soft, the first release of Photo Mechanic was in 1998, and it is a very good tool, fast and efficient. The support and forum are quite good too.

One limitation for now,  is that the soft don't display .PDF or .afphoto previews.

XNView is also a well known free software, but a bit tinkered, in my sense.

There is a bunch of other software, more like alternatives for Lightroom, and you will find a lot of thread on this topic, like the one above, on this forum.

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