What are the best resources for organizing photos?

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    #1Google Photos

    Google Photos

    Google Photos is an application that lets users save, classify, edit, and sync all of their photos and videos using Google Drive and the rest of Google's services. Users can access their smartphone's contents on their PC and vice-versa. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Johnny Ward
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "I like this, i am familiar with other google products, already have a google account, google drive acct, etc. I like how it will automatically import & sort photos and helps you make collages, videos, etc."
  2. 109

    #2Flickr

    Flickr

    Flickr is an online platform where you can upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device anywhere in the world. You can use its web services or its practical mobile app.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ronald Santos
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "Flickr is the solution to organize all ones' photos in all digital devices we use. It sorts, organizes and makes them readily available to be shared, printed, organized further, indexed what ever we may choose to do with them. Also Flicker is a great tool to view the photos on line or with a projector of some kind. But as an organizer of all photos it has simply no equal."
  3. 106

    #3Facebook Moments

    Facebook Moments
    This apps helps you create shared photo albums with your friends and family. You can quickly send photos to your friends and get photos back. The app is connected to your Facebook friends and events so it's easier and faster to find and organize the pictures.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Albert Howell
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I find this a really useful app for organizing and sharing photos. It's great how it's integrated with Facebook too, making a separate account on Flickr or Instagram unnecessary. I'm already imagining the photo albums I will create. "
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    #4Dropbox Photos

    Dropbox Photos
    The famous storage cloud service has an excellent way to organize your photos. You only need a free account to start using it as a repository for all your digital images.
    Websites

    Free

    Larry Little
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "Dropbox does a great job of organizing my photos and the storage tiers are reasonable. I like that it is integrated with my phone and laptop and gives me a common, safe area to store and organize my pictures."
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    #5JetPhoto Studio

    JetPhoto Studio
    A feature-rich photo studio software. The dual-platform tool manages your photos in albums (not traditional folders) and even lets you publish the photos online to Flickr. The app also allows managing and editing video.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Arjun Rathore
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "As a mom and photography enthusiast, I take a lot of photos. Before I found this software it was a nightmare trying to keep all of my pictures organized. I was using folders separated by date but who can remember what pictures they took 8 months ago on a random Tuesday? Not me! With JetPhoto's easy to use interface and categories now I never have to dig very far to find a shot that I'm looking for."
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    #6Piccam

    Piccam
    With this app, you can store and lock down all of your pictures and videos in a safe, private and secure photo vault without ever worrying about space on your device. You can also create private or secret photo albums to share your memories only with select people.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Arnav Bose
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "Piccam looks nice, but it is too similar to the camera and storage capabilities that come with my phone to use space to download the app. Also, it tells me I can "Capture memories without using storage", but I do not believe this to be a true statement. The app itself takes up storage on your phone, therefore the photos are using storage."
  4. 87

    #7Amazon Photos

    Amazon Photos

    Amazon Photos is a free unlimited storage for your personal photos. Its powerful search helps you find your photos fast by searching for things, people, or places in your images. Photos are also organized automatically. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Arthur Smith
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "Prime Photos is a decent solution to organizing photos but I see it more as a storage device then something to organize with. This service is just a cloud storage service and that wasn't really what I was looking for so I can't say that I got what I wanted out it when I used Prime Photos."
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    #8Photo Line

    Photo Line
    Organize your photos before even snapping a shot. You can decide where to save your photos and create special categories... You will save a lot of time!
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Charles Gordon
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "This is a great solution for a common pain point of having disorganized photos! There are files that you can prename so whenever you take a picture then an event can be saved into one of those folders. No longer will there be a photo stream of hundreds of disorganized photos, this app really helps me out with that! I can't recommend it enough!"
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    #9Mylio

    Mylio
    These days our photos are like pieces in a puzzle, scattered across different devices and places. This app acts as a photo organizer that puts the pieces back together again making a complete picture. It then makes that picture available across all of your devices.
    Websites

    Free- varies by plan

    Nicholas Gutierrez
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "I am constantly trying to find photos that I have taken so I can share them with others and the time that is wasted looking for them can never be replaced. Mylio answers this problem for me by making my photos available to not only share at a moment's notice but to also be able to edit so that I share the best capture with family and friends."
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    #10Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    Included in Windows Essentials 2012, this is an essential pack of photo editing and management tools. This free software gives you more power and allows importing photos from cameras and other devices, tagging and searching images, creating and viewing slideshows and a lot more. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Howard Bennett
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "The Photo Gallery with Windows is a nice way to collect and organize photos if you are using a windows PC. Even though you can collect photos from any device, I still feel that if you have a mac or have cloud storage there is no real motivation to switch."
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    #11Slidebox

    Slidebox

    Organize your gallery photos with quick gestures! Scroll through your photos in fullscreen and swipe up to delete unwanted photos or pick an album to put it in. Compare similar/duplicate photos and quickly and delete them with a swipe.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Arjun Verma
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "This app is amazing! It makes it so much easier to sort though and organize your pictures on your phone. Very user friendly! Create albums then sort, compare, and even delete your photos easily and all in one place! "
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    #12Phototheca

    Phototheca
    A photo management program that allows you to view, search, structure and organize your digital photos. You can group photos in albums, events, live albums and smart albums rather than just simple folders. It offers you a plethora of editing tools to touch-up images, edit metadata, search photos, find duplicates and do much more.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Bruce Davidson
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "This was great for solving my photo storage and organization problems. I'm able to insert my SD card and it will recognize which photos have already been stored and sorted from the ones that have not - reducing duplicate photos. I had huge issues with organization of all the photos as a parent and this helped greatly."
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    #13Tips to Keep Your Digital Photos Organized

    Tips to Keep Your Digital Photos Organized
    Photographer Barb Gonzalez provides you with a bunch of tips and tricks for organizing your digital pictures. She doesn't just focus on the "after" but also on the "before" giving you advice to take in account before you start taking photos with your cam or mobile phone.
    Course

    Free

    James Brooks
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "I've recently become interested in photography, and this website is great! I've taken so many digital photos that it is a bit overwhelming to sort through at times. However, this website gave me immense help in organizing photos on my mac computer, and making sure my future photos turn out great!"
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    #14digiKam

    digiKam
    digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX. It's an open source program and it has been created by professionals
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Lee Sun
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "I am a Linux programmer and take photos in my spare time. digiKam provided the resources I need to import and organize my photos. The KIPI plugin adds tons of functionality and allowed me to edit my photos between many different applications. I loved the interface and the included Light Table tool makes editing a snap."
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    #15Focus

    Focus
    An elegant and easy to use Android gallery alternative that combines a timeline-like main page view with a tag-driven image sorting method.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Terry Wagner
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "My wife and I have recently been scanning all of the old photos of our children in order to make a slide show for our daughter's 18th birthday. Focus has made storing, sorting, labeling and tagging years worth family photos a breeze! Thanks, Focus!"
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    #16Magix Photo Manager

    Magix Photo Manager
    Photo Manager lets you directly import photos from your camera, apply minor optimizations and create slideshows to share with friends and family.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Raymond Gibson
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "This is a good resource for organizing digital photos. It provides a number of options for organization and customization and can upload photos directly from a digital camera. There is a choice of three different versions of the program, each with specific perks. This program however does not help with physical photographs one might have - obviously you will have to get a photo album for those..."
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    #17[TUTORIAL] How to Organize Pictures

    [TUTORIAL] How to Organize Pictures
    A guide to the basics of photo organization and how to manage your pictures without installing any additional software
    Course

    Free

    Ignacio Corona
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "This was absolutely great at helping me organize my family's photo albums. I had never realized how vulnerable my storage of photos and videos can be when they are all kept on the same device, or "medium". Im taking their advice and will be storing my photos on several different devices, so that if or when the physical device fails i have a back-up that can be used or restored. "
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    #18PicaJet

    PicaJet
    Powerful easy-to-use digital photo management software. Photos, located in various places on hard drives, can be located by date, category (which can be defined), rating or other user-defined custom criterion.It can assign images to categories without limitations to category nesting levels.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- basic version

    Ralph Ferguson
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "Picajet is an full-featured solution for organizing large photo file libraries. The program can be used as a standalone product or it can be used it in a network environment. Fast photo indexing allows you to find your photo files quickly. Picajet even offers a free solution so you can try it out before you purchase the full featured solution. The Picajet program offers so many features you really have to get to the website and read through the product information. "
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    #19Photo Album Private Organizer

    Photo Album Private Organizer
    A solution for managing your photos and videos with drag-and-drop gestures that allows you to organize privacy features, sync with Dropbox, ddit photos and create slideshows.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Phillip Carroll
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "As someone who has tons of photos on my phone, I was looking for an app to get them more organized. The photo album app helped me do that as well as having options to lock certain albums, tag imported photos, and make slideshows. It was an easy drag and drop method that helped me organize my photos easily."
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    #2014 Simple Tips and Tricks to Organize your Photos

    14 Simple Tips and Tricks to Organize your Photos
    Do you need help organizing your physical pictures? Forget about traditional photo albums and get creative with all these original methods
    Articles

    Free

    Joshua Harvey
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "I found this article useful for organizing photos. It has lots of photos on how to organize photos, ha! You could try creating a family yearbook for each year of photos that you have, or you could bring photo dividers for free - plus a lot of different options. Love this article!"
  18. 4

    #21Photo Management: Backup and Archiving

    Photo Management: Backup and Archiving
    Learn best practices for protecting your photos and create a long-term backup solution that you can feel confident about.
    Course

    Free- 10-days Free Trial.

    Joshua Owens
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "I would highly recommend this tutorial for anyone looking to preserve their photos, videos, any digital content that they want saved for many, many years to come. This tutorial walked me through all of the available options for data backup and storage. Whether physical storage or cloud storage -- I now understand everything I need to save my data. I've managed to use a cloud solution for my storage needs based on the info included in this tutorial. I wasn't aware of many solutions before, but now I've chosen cloud storage as a means to save all of my digital life. Thanks!"
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    #22Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements is a photo editing software which can automatically organize your photos and make them look stunning with its intelligent photo editing options. It now also has enhanced guided edits. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99.99

    Angela Rice
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "While Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 is a good product I think it is overkill for someone who simply wants to organize their photos. Adobe Photoshop can do a ton things with images and video and because it has lots of uses it is expensive to purchase. I think, for someone who simply wants to organize photos and not do heavy duty editing, that Google Drive would be more advantageous. Google Drive holds as many pictures and videos as you can store, doesn't have the heavy duty editing features but also doesn't have the heavy duty price of Adobe Photoshop either."
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    #23MAGIX Photo Manager 16 Deluxe

    MAGIX Photo Manager 16 Deluxe

    MAGIX Photo Manager 16 Deluxe is a photo manager software which helps users to archive important photos and videos in order to organize, sort, and edit them to the users' comfort.

    Software

    Windows

    $49.99

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    #24Figgle

    Figgle

    Figgle is an app that allows users to save photos, videos, gifs, articles, notes, and more from other apps or websites so that users can archive their favorite contents. Figgle is an app for iOS devices.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    PHILIP NAGEL
    Written on February 22, 2019
    "Figgle allows users to save and organize content from any app on your phones. You can save photos, videos, gifs, websites, social media posts, notes, music, etc. You can save content from YouTube, Reddit, Instagram, Spotify, Tumblr, Google, etc. You can also add tags to this content to help yourself find it quicker. In addition to that, you can see what others are saving on the app in your News Feed, your Trending page or your Random page where you can swipe between random posts from all over Figgle."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for organizing photos
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google PhotosApps 133 Free
2FlickrWebsites 109 Free
3Facebook MomentsApps 106 Free
4Dropbox PhotosWebsites 97 Free
5JetPhoto StudioSoftware 91 Free
6PiccamApps 90 Free
7Amazon PhotosApps 87 Free
8Photo LineApps 81 Free
9MylioWebsites 79 Free
10Photo GallerySoftware 72 Free
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