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What happens when I delete a duplicate or click “Trash All” button in Duplicates dialog?

When you delete a duplicate – Phototheca does not touch and does not delete files on disk, Phototheca removes a thumbnail from the Library only. When you click Delete all button – Phototheca removes all duplicated thumbnails from the Library, keeping one thumbnail per every duplicate in an Event where it appears first. Read more: …

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If I have a network drive that contains 1000’s of photos in folders on a network that is populated by many people, is there a way of the program on each machine to constantly being updated by what others put in?

Phototheca has the feature Live Album that works in a next way: you create a Live Album and specify a list of sources(folders) that are used to populate the album. Since you have such an album is created, Phototheca does regular lookup(every few minutes) in those folders for new images. When new images are detected …

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How to export(make a backup) photos from Phototheca? How to save an album on a disk or to USB flash drive?

To export all your photos from Phototheca – select all Events, go to menu File- >Export… click “Export” button and select a target folder where to export – Phototheca will copy all photos into specified folder. After export of events is completed – repeat this for Albums. To save an album on disk or USB …

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Can Phototheca read RAW formats or video files?

Phototheca can read both RAW and video formats. Phototheca supports RAW file formats via the Windows Imaging Component (WIC) framework supported in Windows 7, Windows 8 and later versions of Windows. Refer to this article for more details: RAW in Phototheca Read more: What formats does Phototheca support?

Can Phototheca help transfer my photos from iPhoto and keep all events, albums, faces, etc. ?

Phototheca can not import photos from iPhoto directly. However, if you copy photos from iPhoto to Windows PC and run the import in Phototheca – it will create events automatically, creating one event per one folder or one event per one day, depending on the selected option. The result of this import can be pretty …

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Can I transfer photos from Picasa to Phototheca? Will I be able to keep photos in Picasa while I try Phototheca?

You easily can transfer photos from Picasa to Phototheca. Basically, to get your photos from Picasa to Phototheca you don’t need to do anything special. Just run Phototheca, go to menu item File->Import to Library, then browse to the folder with your photos, select one or many folders and press the Import button – that’s …

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Where are photos placed after import? Does Phototheca create copies or move imported photos? How to get photos back from Phototheca?

Your photos remain at their original locations on disks after imported to Phototheca. Phototheca does not create copies of photos and does not move photos. To find where your photos are located – do right-click on single photo and select Open In Explorer menu item – this will bring Windows Explorer with the folder where …

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Where are the tags(keywords) of photos are stored? Does Phototheca use JPEG metadata, IPTC, or XMP?

Phototheca stores tags (keywords) in the IPTC section of JPEG metadata inside the JPEG file. This means tags are kept when you copy files and tags can be read by any software what supports IPTC standard like Photoshop, Aperture, Lightroom, Picasa, Windows Photo Live Gallery and various online photo sharing sites. Phototheca respects XMP sidecar …

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How to set Phototheca do not copy files from network drives(shares) and remember locations only?

If you keep your photos on NAS(Network-attached Storage) or on network servers in an organization and don’t want Phototheca to make local copies of photos – you easily can switch this off. Go to menu Edit->Settings->Advanced and make sure check-mark “Do not copy photos from network shares” is turned on. Read more: Import from network …

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How to move the Phototheca library to another drive?

To move Phototheca library files into another location — go to the menu File->Manage Library… and click Change button against the “Database Location” text box. Read more: Change Phototheca Library location

Why is “no file” written on my pictures? What does it mean?

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How to backup all your photos what are in Phototheca?

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How to change a keyword from one to another in a one-step(edit keyword)?

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How to correct dates(timestamps) of photos within EXIF metadata?

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How to delete photos from a local disk using Phototheca

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Can I share access to the photo library over a home network?

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