Windows 10: Photo Gallery Live tags vs Photos app albums

Discus and support Photo Gallery Live tags vs Photos app albums in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I'm a longtime user of Photo Gallery Live, trying every once in a while to switch to the Win10 Photos app. The current hold-up for me, unless I am... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Amnon I. Govrin, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Photo Gallery Live tags vs Photos app albums


    I'm a longtime user of Photo Gallery Live, trying every once in a while to switch to the Win10 Photos app.


    The current hold-up for me, unless I am missing something, is that album info is not saved in the photo file like tags in Photo Gallery Live were.

    I'll explain.

    In PGL when I wanted to create a group of photos from many folders, I just added the same tag to all, which then allows me to filter by that tag.

    In Photos app, I can add photos from different folders to an album, but as far as I know please correct me and tell me how the album doesn't travel with the photo in any way, so if I move my data HDD to a new machine like I just did a few weeks ago all album data is gone.

    It would be so amazing if that would work the same way as tags - saved in the files, for example. It would be even better if you made albums interchangeable with tags, meaning that tagged photos from PGL would show up in automatically created albums with the same name and album names would be saved as tags in the photos.


    From what I found at least from 2017 that it is not possible to move albums to a new machine.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-photos/how-do-i-transfer-my-albums-in-windows-10-photos/8909ba91-3e29-4609-bc54-0cc0e3acc16f
    Is that still the case?
    If so, this will be a sad reason for me to continue and use Photo Gallery Live, because photo tags a way to create albums is saved in the photo file itself.
    It is really sad for me to still use the old program I actually worked at Microsoft with some of the people who PGL and not the new Photos app which has some benefits.


    Please help if possible.

    :)
     
    Amnon I. Govrin, Oct 28, 2020
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  2. RTurnock Win User

    Maintain Photo Gallery tagging

    From what I read the support for Windows (Live) Photo Gallery is fading but that Photos, as far I read and checked, doesn't maintain the tags.

    I have 20k+ photos with all the people tagged. If I lose access to Photo Gallery is all the hundreds of hours of work lost?

    As you can imagine this is a major issue and I'd be grateful for any insights.

    Richard
     
    RTurnock, Oct 28, 2020
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  3. Alternative to Windows Live Photo Gallery


    Start
    All Apps
    Photo Gallery and open it
    Along the top
    You can see people tagged
    Batch People Tagged
    Descriptive Tag
    Click on that one
    Up will come
    Tag an item
    Manage Tag
    Unused Tag
    Hope that is something you are looking for
     
    hTconeM9user, Oct 28, 2020
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  4. Edwin Win User

    Photo Gallery Live tags vs Photos app albums

    Re unable to find Windows Live Photo Gallery


    Photo Gallery is Windows Live Photo Gallery, I think MS is just trying to lose the 'Live' moniker.
     
    Edwin, Oct 28, 2020
    #4
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