All the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Sort us!"...
Posted on May 17, 2011 at 15:03
...and I'll look down and whisper "Yes.
I think that's how the quote goes, anyway. So, I've built an image sorter and could do with some people to test it, so anybody with some images they can sort and some time to waste can feel free to give it a shot. Design criticism more than welcome, my UI design isn't top-notch, error reports appreciated.
The basic idea is that most image sorters have a fatal flaw: You're required to use the image sorter in order to quickly find an image, and damn near every single piece of software ever written cannot integrate with that, making actually using your images irritating at best. Does a man not deserve his images? No, says Picasa, they belong to Google. No, says iPhoto, they belong to Apple. No, says Windows, they belong to everyone. I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... to create a gigantic directory of every possible valid permutation of all valid tags (Valid is 'has more than X images with this tag' where X is user configurable) and then symlinked every appropriate picture into every last folder. This does, unfortunately, mean two things: It requires a modern version of windows, and it requires administrator access. Though do try it if you're still running XP, because I'd be interested to know whether it actually runs or not.
In any case, bug reports welcome and appreciated, as well as UI criticism.
edit: Oh, and for instructions: First go to preferences and add a new folder, after that it should be self explanatory. If it's not self explanatory, tell me, because my UI isn't good enough.