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Characteristic of the best photo album managers, on PC and Mac, 100% free: (in English).

What we were looking for at least the features below, and all 100% freeware:

  • display by thumbnails (and without reorganizing the hard drive!),
  • crop, resize, change contrast, etc.
  • renaming by batch

We have found!

Best photo album manager

Best free photo album manager for PC: FastStone

FastStone‘s main features:

  • Browser and image viewer with a familiar Windows Explorer-like user interface
  • Genuine full-screen viewer with image zoom support and unique drop-down menu panels.
  • Clear and customizable image clipping with one click.
  • Powerful image editing tools: resize/resample, rotate/flip, crop, sharpen/blur, adjust lighting/color/curve/level, etc.
  • Eleven resampling algorithms to choose from when resizing images.
  • Image color effects: grayscale, sepia, negative, red/green/blue adjustment.
  • Special image effects: annotation, drop shadow, framing, bump map, sketch, oil painting, lens.
  • Draw text, lines, highlights, rectangles, ovals and callout objects on images.
  • Cloning stamp and healing brush
  • Superior removal/reduction of the “red eye” effect with a totally natural end result
  • Multi-level undo/redo function
  • Support for displaying the image at full size or best size with one touch.
  • Image management, including tagging, with drag and drop and copy/move to folder functionality.
  • Histogram display with color counting function
  • Side-by-side image comparison (up to 4 at a time) to easily eliminate missed shots.
  • Support for EXIF metadata of images (plus comment editing for JPEGs)
  • Configurable batch processing to convert/rename small or large collections of images.
  • Create slideshows with over 150 transition effects and music support (MP3, WMA, WAV…)
  • Create effective attachments to send emails to your family and friends.
  • Print images with full layout control
  • Create fully configurable contact sheets
  • Create memorable art montages from your family photos to make custom wallpapers (Wallpaper Anywhere).
  • Acquire images from a scanner. Support batch scanning to PDF, TIFF, JPEG and PNG.
  • Versatile screen capture capability
  • Powerful Save As interface to compare image quality and control generated file size.
  • Run your favorite programs with one touch from Image Viewer.
  • Provide a portable version of the program that can be run from a removable storage device.
  • Support configurable de la molette de la souris
  • Prise en charge de plusieurs habillages de programme
  • Prise en charge des configurations à double moniteur
  • Prise en charge de l’interface tactile (toucher, glisser, pincer)
  • Et bien plus encore…

Best photo album manager for Mac: PhotoScape X

PhotoScapeX main features:

  • Rotation, Straightening, Resizing, Cropping, Color Adjustment, Color Temperature,
  • Film Effect, Auto Level, Auto Contrast, Backlight Correction, Blur, Vigilance,
  • Accentuation, Blur, White balance, Curves, Levels, Color balance, Sepia, Grayscale, Black and white, Negative,
  • Text object, Image object, Brush, Effect brush, Mosaic brush, Red eye correction, Clone stamp.
  • Picture browser, Full screen viewer, Batch rename, Batch resize, Batch format change, Lossless save, Sharing
  • (email, Twitter, Facebook, Picasa, Flickr), Exif viewer.
  • Share on social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, Flickr.
  • View your photos in full screen or as a slideshow.
  • Attach multiple photos vertically or horizontally to create a final photo.
  • Create animated GIFs.
  • Capture your screenshot and save it.
  • Zoom in on images, search and choose a color.
  • Edit photo file names in batch mode

Good free PC and Mac photo album manage: XNViewMP

XNViewMP key Features:

  • ThumVue bnail
  • Full screen view
  • FilmStrip view
  • Slideshow with special effects
  • Compare images
  • Resize, rotate, crop
  • Lossless rotation and cropping (jpeg)
  • Adjust brightness, contrast, …
  • Auto levels, Auto contrast
  • Modify color depth and palette
  • Apply filters and effects
  • Slideshows
  • Web pages
  • Contact sheets
  • Video thumbnail gallery
  • File lists
  • Image strip
  • Metadata support and editing (IPTC)
  • Lossless JPEG transformations
  • Duplicate file search
  • Batch processing
  • Batch renaming
  • Print module

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