Simple Photo Tagger

If you’re looking for an easy and fast way to add comments to the thousands of digital pictures sitting on your harddisk, look no further. I have just the program for you: Simple Photo Tagger.

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It’s a program focused on one single task: helping you get through commenting on your digital photos as fast and efficiently as I can imagine.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select a folder that contains the pictures you want to work on.
  2. The first picture is shown.
  3. Type your comment.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. The next picture is shown.

Now just repeat steps 3-5 until you’re done with all the pictures in the folder. Then go back to step 1.

The program remembers the last ten comments you entered and lets you re-use them with a single click. It also lets you re-use the last comment with the Ctrl+L keystroke.

There’s also an option to add and remove keywords (sometimes called tags).

[Update 8/11/2011]

I’m looking for testers and feedback, so for a limited time I’ll waive the nominal amount that I normally charge for the program.

The testing period is over (it’s been close to three years and I’ve had no reports of bugs or suggestions for improvements). If you’re interested in removing the evaluation limitation by purchasing a key, send $10 via PayPal to geektieguy [at] geektieguy.com and (optionally) indicate the user name you’d like the program to display after entering the key. If you don’t include a user name, I’ll use the email address from which the payment was sent as the user name.

Please also add the email address geektieguy [at] live.com to your list of “approved” email addresses so the license key email doesn’t end up in your junk email folder.

The limited evaluation version only loads up to five pictures from the selected folder and doesn’t let you add or remove keywords/tags. It also doesn’t let you narrow the pictures worked on to pictures that have no comment yet.

Download the program here (version 1.0.10), then contact me through comments on this page to get a key.

[End Update 8/11/2011]

To install the program, unpack the zip file, then run setup.exe.

65 Responses to “Simple Photo Tagger”

Emmanuel Huna wrote a comment on January 2, 2009

I’d love to try out the photo tagger – can I get a key?

Thanks,

Emmanuel

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on January 2, 2009

It’s on its way.

Jan Mortensen wrote a comment on January 11, 2009

I’d also love to try out the photo tagger – can I get a key?

thanks in advance
Jan

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on January 11, 2009

Coming right along.

Craig wrote a comment on January 26, 2009

May I please have a Key to try! Thanks in advance
-Craig

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on January 26, 2009

Certainly. It’ll be arriving shortly.

Runar wrote a comment on January 28, 2009

Hi.
Can I have a key too?

-Runar

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on January 28, 2009

Yup.

Alan wrote a comment on February 7, 2009

Looks good, I’m willing to give this a try and feed back my comments.

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on February 7, 2009

Key is on the way.

Alan wrote a comment on February 8, 2009

Where do I enter the key at??

thanks

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on February 8, 2009

There’s a button in the lower left that says “Enter License”.

Alan wrote a comment on February 12, 2009

Ok, for some reason, and only your program, I can not see the bottom of the screen, If i drag the corners in to re size it just cuts more off, it doesn’t make the window smaller as it should.
I’m using a laptop with 15.4″ screen, vista, 1280×800 screen size.

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on February 12, 2009

That’s good feedback. I’ll need to make some changes to address that. Thanks!

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on February 13, 2009

I’ve updated the program to try to address Alan’s comment from February 12. If anybody else is seeing the same problem, please redownload using the link in this post, unzip and run the setup.exe program. It should update properly to the new version (1.0.8.0)

Alan wrote a comment on February 14, 2009

Thanks, that’s a bit better as it now has scroll bars to see the missing parts, I think the problem still lies in that the photo does not reduce in size with the window, address that and should work better.
Trying the tagging part now, seems very easy so far.

Joe wrote a comment on March 8, 2009

I would love to test out the photo tagger — I am especially excited that is a wpf application…

Looking forward to seeing your work :)

Joe

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on March 9, 2009

Your key is on the way.

Drew wrote a comment on April 26, 2009

I’d like to test your app as well. Please send a key.

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on April 28, 2009

It’s on the way.

Bjørn Tore Hoem wrote a comment on May 23, 2009

I have spent a few days now looking for a program like this. Would you be so kind and share a key with me?
Bjørn Tore

fogll wrote a comment on May 23, 2009

one for me – one for you – ok?

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on May 24, 2009

Sent.

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on May 24, 2009

It’s on the way now.

Aroo wrote a comment on June 12, 2009

Would you like to give me a key too?

Lloyd wrote a comment on June 20, 2009

I’d love to get a key to try this! Thanks!

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on June 22, 2009

@Aroo: Sure.

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on June 22, 2009

@Lloyd: Coming right up.

hugh henderson wrote a comment on August 18, 2009

could you possibly allow me to try the program. Like you I have been looking for something really simple and there appears to be nothing there.

I look forward to hearing from you.

regards

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on August 24, 2009

A key should be on the way.

Robert C Taubert wrote a comment on August 26, 2009

I’d love to get a key to try your program. Thanks

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on August 26, 2009

Check your email. It should arrive shortly.

judgeman wrote a comment on September 18, 2009

Request for a key …

Btw. I’m playing around with WIC.

Are you using code like?
metaData.SetQuery(“/xmp/dc:description/x-default”, value);
metaData.SetQuery(“/app1/ifd/{uint=270}”, value);
metaData.SetQuery(“/app13/irb/8bimiptc/iptc/Caption”, value);

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on September 18, 2009

That looks similar to what my code is doing, yes. I’ll get a key out to you soon.

Derrell wrote a comment on September 20, 2009

May i please have a key to try this out?

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on September 20, 2009

Yes, I’ll send one out to you soon.

judgeman wrote a comment on September 22, 2009

Have you also tried to tag also RAW photos?
WIC should support that.

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on September 22, 2009

No, I have not tried that, not even “just to see if”. I don’t usually shoot my pictures in RAW.

druiddevil wrote a comment on October 5, 2009

I like the program. Can I have a key?

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on October 5, 2009

On the way. Make sure you add geektieguy (at) live -dot- com to your safe senders list so the email won’t go to your spam.

Vera Lundell wrote a comment on October 13, 2009

Your program looks like my dream solution. May I have a key please? I have over seven thousand family travel photos to keyword, and I don’t know whether I want to even begin without a solution like yours. Thanks

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on October 13, 2009

Look in your email. There should be something there soon.

Andrew Hood wrote a comment on October 27, 2009

this program is exactly what i was looking for, can i get a key?

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on October 27, 2009

Look in your email. You’ll get something from me soon.

Roland wrote a comment on November 12, 2009

Very nice tool. The one I was looking for :) Used Picassa, but there you need to tag one by one :S

Can I get the key pls ?

Robert wrote a comment on December 2, 2009

I’d like a key too, please!

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on December 2, 2009

Coming soon via email. Make sure you look for a message from geektieguy _at_ live “dot” com

bill wrote a comment on January 14, 2010

Me too? Thanks for doing this workl

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on January 14, 2010

I’ll send you a key shortly.

Yuriy wrote a comment on March 12, 2010

this is a very good, simple and handy program.
thanks for sharing. But the version is limited.
can you send me a key please?

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on March 12, 2010

Yuriy,

An email is on the way.

dclaar wrote a comment on May 31, 2010

Searched for wicexplorer, found this. Can I get a key? And do you know where I can find wicexplorer on Vista?

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on May 31, 2010

A key will be on its way soon. The WIC tools (WIC explorer is part of those) are here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wictools

dclaar wrote a comment on May 31, 2010

I totally mis-read that page to say that the *Platform Update* contained the tools, based on the line “The Windows Vista, pre Platform Update for Windows Vista, includes the following tools” line. Once you asserted that the tools were on that page, I figured that they had to be there somewhere, and then I found them, and figured out that the text was trying to tell you which version to get.

Thanks!

Double Headboard  wrote a comment on October 20, 2010

both picassa and flickr are good if you want to share pictures online*~,

SHARON NELSON wrote a comment on March 20, 2011

CAN I PLEASE GET A KEY

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on March 21, 2011

You got it. It’s on the way via email.

colin chapman wrote a comment on April 30, 2011

could you please supply a key for your software, thanks

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on April 30, 2011

I’ve sent you a key. Thanks for checking out Simple Photo Tagger!

Felipe Lavignatti wrote a comment on May 16, 2011

I Need the key, please. Tanx

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on May 29, 2011

A key is on the way by email.

Criselle Anne Reside wrote a comment on June 21, 2011

may i ask for the key sir? thanks :)

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on July 30, 2011

Thanks everyone who tried out the program and asked for a key. I’ve decided that the testing and feedback period is over. From now on I’m charging the nominal amount of $10 for full use of the program. See further details in the updated post above. Thanks!

Stu13 wrote a comment on October 27, 2011

Nice job how can I get the key as well ?

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on October 28, 2011

Please read the main page on SimplePhotoTagger, if you haven’t yet. The period where I gave away keys has ended. You now purchase a key via PayPal.

Care to comment?

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