Pros / This software does not require you to import your photos to a database like other photo organizers do.

Cons / You can't upload images directly from cameras, removable media or scanners.

 Verdict / IMatch manages large photo databases with ease, where you can search and quickly find your photos.

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IMatch 5 provides you with organizational tools – like tagging, ratings and color labels – you can use to manage a large collection of photos. In addition, the standard editing tools help you perfect your images and then share them with friends.

While you cannot directly import photos from a camera, thumb drive or scanner, you can upload the photos to your hard drive and then begin organizing and editing them. Beyond the natively supported image file formats, including relevant RAW formats, this application is compatible with over 120 file types through built-in plugins or standard Windows Imaging codecs. You can also add missing or custom file formats to the application. Unlike other software, IMatch manages your files where they are and does not require you to move them to a database.

The photo organizer comes with a variety of tools to help you organize photos. You can add titles, subjects, ratings, keywords and comments to each of your photos. While this can be time consuming, it will save you time later when you are searching for a specific image. You can search for photos by terms, labels, metadata or stars. Having so many search options helps you find your photos quickly.

Since this is a digital asset management program, the software focuses on managing large libraries of photos, videos, audio files and other digital assets. As such, this software does not include an image editor; however, the image batch processor allows you to perform basic edits when you export your photos, including rotate and resize. You can also convert the colors in your photos or apply a special effect to them. The image batch processor has nine special effects, including dodge center, burn center, burn edges, vintage, lomo, pola, cream, dreamy portrait and harry.

After you have sorted and edited your photos, you can begin sharing them. Using IMatch 5, you can create a slideshow and then email it to a friend. You can also upload your photos to an online gallery or simply print them off. Unfortunately, the software does not allow you to post your pictures directly onto social media websites.

This photo organizing software includes various support options. You can access tutorials and reference material in Photools.com’s knowledgebase. You can search through the user forum and FAQs page as well to find answers to common questions. Additionally, you can contact customer service via email.

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  • Ease of Use
  • Supported File Formats
  • Special Effects
  1. How easy it is to search for, add tags to, share and edit photos with each software.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 8  IMatch
    75.0 %
  3. 1  ACDSee
    100.0 %
  4. 95.0 %
  5. 95.0 %
  6. Category Average
    87.0 %

Summary

While this is not a high-ranked photo organizer software, its complete digital asset management capabilities allow you to organize more than just your photos. With strong organizing tools, you can sort through thousands of photos and categorize them with ease. With a built-in wizard that helps you set up the program, this software is easy to use.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Sharing

Create Slideshows/Video
Facebook
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Flickr
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Email
Online Photo Galleries
Printing Templates

Editing Tools

Image Quality
90%
Special Effect Filters
9
Batch Editing
Adjust Date Taken
Black & White Conversion
Convert to Sepia
Color Adjustment
Red Eye Removal
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Editable Text
Rotate
Zoom
Cropping
Resize

Organizing Options

Organization Ease of Use
75%
Organize by Keyword
Organize by Calendar Date
Metadata
Rate Your Photos
Backup Manager
Organize by Category
Check for Duplicate Files

Support Options

Tutorials
FAQs
User Forum
Knowledgebase
Phone Support
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Email Support

Supported Configurations

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
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Mac OS X
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Mac OS 10.8
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Importing

Supported Image File Formats
119
Removable Media
Digital Cameras
Scanner
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