Tom Watson wrote in post #16513133
I'm looking for a recommendation on a free/cheap software program that allows me to quickly view, tag, rank, and delete photos.
My main goal is to be able to work through about 14,000 images as quickly as I can and delete bad ones, tag family members, and rank the pictures I like best.
It needs to be software on my computer (not in the cloud).
I work off a MacBook Pro.
When I see all of the requirements that you list, it seems as if iPhoto would be absolutely perfect for you, with no shortcomings whatsoever. Yet you specifically say that you will not accept iPhoto as a solution. That is surprising to me.
I have 33,000 images on my iPhoto, all large RAW files, and it works wonderfully fast and easily, despite the fact that my computer is very under-powered with only 1 gig of memory. All other programs on my computer - Aperture, LightRoom, and Photoshop - are painfully slow. But iPhoto is blazingly fast, despite the huge amount of data I have fed it. Full screen/large window image views are generated rapidly, allowing me to go thru 1,000s of images quickly.
Might I ask why you choose not to use iPhoto for the tasks you need to perform? What, specifically is the shortcoming?
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