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

SimplePhotoTagger1              SimplePhotoTagger2

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.


  1. Jan Mortensen

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

    thanks in advance

  2. Alan

    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.

  3. 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 (

  4. 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.

  5. Joe

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

    Looking forward to seeing your work 🙂


  6. hugh henderson

    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.


  7. Robert C Taubert

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

  8. judgeman

    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);

  9. judgeman

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. Andrew Hood

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

  13. Roland

    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 ?

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

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