Photography software - collections, searching based on metadata

Dear Experts

I have about 100 000 photos and I am searching for software which would catalogue them all based on all available parameters - i.e. filesystem attributes, all metadata if they are available etc.

Then I need to be able quickly filter photos based on those attributes, for example "Show me photos with EXIF DataTaken in SEP2017"

What would you recommend?

Many thanks

Vladimir BuzalkaCRAAsked:
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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
What about objects, faces, subjects etc.
Google Photos can do this plus the metadata in your question
Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Use GOOGLE Photos... best in the business..can also be merge/update with Mobiles...easily
Vladimir BuzalkaCRAAuthor Commented:
dear  experts

thanks a lot for you comments, but I was thinking about application which would not expect me to upload my photos somewhere on internet.

Like Adobe Lightroom or possible something else?

many thanks

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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
What's your desktop O/S, Windows or OSX?

Vladimir BuzalkaCRAAuthor Commented:
Hi Bill, it will run in VM so I can install W7 W8 W10 all in x64.
Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Which application are you using ? Did u face any issues?
With Google I dont think we will face any issues.
Vladimir BuzalkaCRAAuthor Commented:
Dear Pawan

no application until now, some time ago I tried Picasa which was OK, but is dead now. To use google I need to upload photos?

If yes i prefer not to do so, I want photos to stay with me.


Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
OK so here are few alternatives we have for Picasa. ( Picasa was really good though )
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Vladimir,

This EE thread from last year may be helpful:

Note the two command line tools, ExifTool and MediaInfo, discussed there that will allow mass processing your 100,000 photos locally, i.e., no need to upload the photos. Regards, Joe
Vladimir BuzalkaCRAAuthor Commented:
Dear team

finally I downloaded and tried Adobe Lightroom Classic version and found it quite good for what I need. I thank you all for your support.

have a nice day


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