View and edit image metadata and tags, define abbreviations, as well as create and save slideshows using this free Java-based application.
- License :GPL
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Dennis Damico
FastPhotoTagger is a software application designed to help you view images and edit their tags and metadata. It requires Java installed and the ExifTool command-line app in order to run.
Plain and simple interface
It’s wrapped in a user-friendly interface based on a large window with a neatly organized structure, where you can indicate an entire directory whose images you want to preview. Supported file types include PNG and JPG.
You can check out the photos’ thumbnails in the main window, select one or more entries from the list, and edit metadata when it comes to the title, copyright, caption, keywords, along with the date and time of creation and last modification.
Edit metadata and tags, save slideshows
A fullscreen slideshow can be put together with all images from the current list, and you can use control buttons to pause playback, and go forward or backward. Furthermore, you can add tags, create a list with abbreviations to use for the metadata and tags, customize various slideshow settings (e.g. metadata tag for caption, caption location and font size, auto start), browse metadata, as well as write changed metadata to the photos.
FastPhotoTagger supports multiple UI languages. Additionally, you can configure font settings, change the background color and thumbnail label, export the slideshow to file, as well as export program settings to import them later.
Evaluation and conclusion
We haven’t come across any stability issues in our tests, thanks to the fact that the app didn’t hang, crash or prompt error messages. As we expected, it had minimal impact on the overall performance of the machine, running on low CPU and RAM.
On the other hand, the interface needs a lot of work in the graphical department, since it doesn’t make FastPhotoTagger seem intuitive. Nevertheless, you can test it for yourself, since it’s free.