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Guidelines for a better experience.

Pitara is an extremely user-friendly tool and opens a universe of options to search your photos from humongous databases. Once the tool finishes the indexing of the photos, it’s all yours in experimenting with searches and isolating the duplicates. 

We want you to gain the best experience with Pitara and have therefore prepared a quick guide for a seamless experience.

  • While copying photos to PC, keep the organization very simple.
  • We recommend a scheme like “D:\<year>\<Detailed Event Name>”.
  • Keep folder names as descriptive as possible, use multiple words, they will all be picked up and indexed. Few examples – “Camping at Olympic National Park“.
  • Avoid redundant words in folder names like “photos”.

When copying photos from your phone

When copying photos from cell phones, it can get a bit tricky, as we don’t back up photos from phones very frequently, and photos are often more than thousands. In a situation like this, you can’t come up with just one possible event name. One idea is to add keywords like “Phone”, to name those folders so that you can use “Phone” in search for filtering.

Old photos that are already on your PC

There is a huge possibility that you already have a ton of old photos that don’t follow the above guidelines. No worries at all, you still can search these photos with several keywords mentioned in the allowed keywords for search. Naming folders correctly is just one extra help.

We suggest – In your free time rename folders slowly to meaningful names and re-index from time to time.

Restructuring folders

Anytime you restructure folders? You should re-index by following menu Tools->Reset Index.

Photos with no metadata

When you scan an older photo, copy it from Facebook, or get it from WhatsApp it doesn’t have any metadata. To make these photos searchable they should be copied to PC with meaningful foldernames. As long as there are enough meaningful keywords in folder names you can instantly search those later from Pitara.

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