Photo file SORTING software needed
Drowning in images here. I need help with sorting photographs and videos, and oddly enough I can’t seem to find the right software for this basic task. (I’m not talking about “editing” in the sense of image manipulation; Photoshop suits me fine for that.)
The ideal software will use the file structure of OSX Finder or Windows 10 File Explorer, so that the resulting organization can be archived and moved intact. I recognize the limitations of this approach. Lightroom, for example, will allow sorting a single image which has different characteristics (location, people, theme, etc.) into multiple “Collections,” without having to make duplicate copies of the original. That’s great. But I do not want the “sort” to render me dependent on a piece of software forever (especially if it’s a subscription, like Lightroom). I’ve seen too many wonderful software titles become EOLed, and do not want the considerable investment of sorting to go down the drain. OTOH: If the “Collections” approach results in some universally-readable file, that would be fine.
1. View as many formats as possible, including raw files and videos.
2. Enlarge photographs to see details, check sharpness, without leaving the program (I can double-click a file and see it in Preview, but then I have to make sure I have selected the right file back in Finder when I delete or move it. I want to be able to see it/select it/move it directly.)
3. SORT the files into folders (Finder or File Explorer) with various categories.
I could go either Mac or PC for this task.
Apologies in advance if this is a very stupid and obvious question, but the answer has eluded me, so I would appreciate any assistance.