PROS / This easy-to-use software offers a selection of organizing and editing tools all in one application.
CONS / You cannot post photos directly to social media sites with this software.
VERDICT / While this software might take a little more practice to master than the other photo organizers on our lineup, it offers a good selection of both organizing and editing tools to prepare your photos for sharing.
ThumbsPlus 10 is effective photo organizer software that not only helps you manage your photos but also edit and share them. While it is more difficult to use than our top-rated photo organizing software, it helps you efficiently manage hundreds of photos.
The software has several tools to help you organize your photos. When you click on a photo, you can see the metadata information, if any, for that image. While the software offers limited information in comparison to other products, you can select what information is visible for each photo. This feature keeps you from having to sift through unneeded information to find what you are looking for.
You can import photos from your digital camera, scanner or other removable devices directly to the program, saving you extra steps. You can also work with photos from your hard drive. The software automatically checks for duplicate photos and alerts you when it finds one. Once you import your files, you can organize your photos by keyword, date and category or sort them by ratings.
This photo organizer also has a selection of standard photo editing tools; however, the interface of the editor makes it more difficult to use than the other photo organizers we reviewed. Rather than displaying the tools, the software makes you access them using dropdown menus or the batch editor.
With 23 creative filters, you can apply special effects to your photos. You can also perform simple edits like rotate, zoom, crop, resize and remove red eye. The software has color management tools, so you can adjust the color of a photo or convert it to black and white or sepia.
ThumbsPlus does not have the ability to directly share photos to social media sites, but you can send emails or post your photos to online photo galleries directly from the software. You can make a photo slideshow as well. If you want to share hard copies of your photos, the program has printing templates you can use.
The photo organizer’s website offers several support options. You can submit problems to ThumbsPlus using the Problem Report Form, or if you need direct help, the website lists contact information for both phone and email support. The website’s support page provides access to product manuals, FAQs, tutorials and a user forum.
While ThumbsPlus is not the easiest software to use, it has effective organizing and editing tools you can use to perfect your photos, and it also has a variety of resources to help you learn how to use the software. Its sharing options are limited in comparison to other programs, but this software helps you find photos quickly after you organize them.