Free Video and Photo Management Software: MyJaPhoo

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MyJaPhoo is a free cross platform photo and video management software which you can use to keep track of your image and video collections. MyJaPhoo allows you to create media databases, from where photo and videos can be easily indexed, previewed, searched, managed, tagged and so on. This is a Java application, so make sure that you have Java runtime environment running before running it.

MyJaPhoo default window

Similar software: Picasa, SunLit Photo Manager, JPhoto Studio.

Interface of this free photo management software can be seen on the image above, and as you can see, it’s very complex. This is actually only part of the interface. On the left you can see grouping and directory browsing sections, and underneath that tag and meta data viewer is located. Larger empty area on the right is where preview of photos and videos that you’ve imported to MyJaPhoo can be seen. Down below status window is located, while all the way on the right you can find various different photo and video management tools. Key features of MyJaPhoo are:

  • Rich interface – lots of options for managing photos and video
  • Good format support – works with JPEG, BMP, GIF, WMA, AVI, PNG, etc
  • Import large number of files to the database – over 300,000
  • Organize, group, archive, categorize, bookmark your multimedia
  • Duplicate file finder – find duplicate images and videos
  • Exif data viewer – reads Exif information from images and photos
  • Filtering and search tool – quick search and tag filtering
  • Cross platform – works on Linux, Windows, Mac – Java powered

Keeping track of large image collections can be difficult, especially if they are saved on several different locations. With photo management software like MyJaPhoo you can categorize them all in a single place and that way avoid headaches and spending time thinking where you saved photos from birthday parties, trips and so on. Here’s a few pointers to help you get started.

How to manage and keep track of photos and videos with MyJaPhoo – free photo and video management software

Before you can do anything with MyJaPhoo, you need to import all the images and photos that you plan on managing. To do this click on File >> Import. Navigate to all the directories where you have your media stored and click the Import button.

MyJaPhoto collection preview

This is the right section of the interface, with images loaded to the preview area in the middle. Search tool can be seen in the right sidebar. To check on image Exif information select the Exif tab. Directories that you’ve added to the database are gonna be marked yellow in the file browser on the left.

MyJaPhoo tags, preview bigger

Bigger preview of the image becomes available in the bottom left corner, there you can also open up tag management. All the changes that you make are saved automatically, so you can just exit and your collection will be waiting for you the next time that you start MyJaPhoo.

Conclusion

A lot of useful and interesting features can be found in this free photo management software, it’s very fast, perhaps a bit too complicated to use at first, but it doesn’t take long to get the hang of things. Give it a try, free download.

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Works With: Linux, Windows, Mac
Free/Paid: Free