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Guidelines for a better experience

Pitara is an extremely user-friendly tool that opens a world of options to search through your photos. Once the tool is done indexing your photos, you are free to experiment with searches. We encourage you to try queries of varying levels of complexity and explore the results!

We want you to have the best experience with Pitara. Our quick guide will help you get the most out of our product and ensure a seamless experience.

  • When copying photos to PC, keep the organization very simple.
    • One sample scheme could be something like D:\<year>\<Detailed Event Name>.
  • Keep folder names as descriptive as possible, use multiple words, they will all be picked up and indexed (i.e., Camping at Olympic National Park).
  • Avoid redundant words in folder names like “photos”.

Copying photos from your phone

Copying photos from your phone can get a bit tricky. This is due to that fact that we usually have a large quantity of photos to copy as a result of infrequent back ups. In a situation like this, you can’t come up with just one possible event name. One solution is to add keywords like “Phone”, to name those folders so that you can use “Phone” in search for filtering. You could search something like Phone Sammamish to get photos taken on your phone in Sammamish.

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. Don’t worry! You can still search these photos using several keywords mentioned in the commonly allowed keywords. Naming folders correctly is just one extra help.

If you choose to rename your folders with meaningful names, Pitara will automatically reindex your library. We recommend doing this little by little when you have the time.

Restructuring folders

Anytime you restructure folders, Pitara will automatically reindex them.

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 folder names. As long as there are enough meaningful keywords in folder names, you can instantly search those later from Pitara.

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