How do you import picutres in the pc?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by alaios, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Hi all,
    I wanted to ask over the program you are using to import the files from the camera to your pc.
    I was using the playmemories home and I was really happy with this program but for some reasons crashes all the time (I was not able to find a solution in google and I can not spend more time solving it).

    I am looking for an alternative that:

    1. Can import my files to the computer and make corresponding date-folders and move files there (raws, jpegs, dngs and movie files)
    2. Ask me if it wants to import all files or if it wants me to select which files to import
    3. have a calendar view so I can browse from up to down and see all pictures from all folders, ordered by date.

    Is there a program that can do that?

  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    I recommend Lightroom
    It is known for PP and workflow but I believe it is also a very powerful organization and archival tool.
    Its library functions do everything you ask and more. It's also built to manage pro-level volume. Many tools may have a great looking UI that work fine when you don't have many pictures, then they slow down as your library grows.

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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Another vote for Lightroom here.
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Lightroom for me too :) 
  5. Tabibito

    Tabibito TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 1, 2013
    I am thinking of photoshop elements if you are looking for calendar view. It has editing capabilities though more basic than lightroom, but in exchange you get layer editing. Not much of learning curve needed if you are moving from play memories since its interface is pretty much the same in my opinion. It is also cheaper than lightroom.

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  6. Grisu_HDH

    Grisu_HDH TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 16, 2012
    Southern Germany
    If you don't need RAW support, I higly recommend ACDSee.
    ACDSee Pro comes with RAW support but I would try to get a promotion price on the official website.
  7. BlueBill

    BlueBill TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 6, 2014
    I use a Synology NAS. It has a USB (works with my RX100mk2) and SDXC card quick copy button.
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