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Phototheca 2020 Home Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Phototheca 2020 Home

View, sort and organize digital photos and videos.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 62 14 comments

Phototheca 2020 Home was available as a giveaway on June 4, 2020!

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Phototheca is the home for your digital memories, this software makes it easy to view, sort and organize thousands of digital photos and videos.

Phototheca gives the most useful tool-set to organize and structure photos. Create a sophisticated, multi-level photo Library with Faces, Events, Albums, Folders, and Smart Albums.

Tag your photos with keywords, people and places where your photos were taken. Filter by camera model or date. Correct wrong timestamps on photos if the camera had the wrong date setup. Build your own photo library, refined and transparent, structured the way you like.

Cutting edge AI-driven faces recognition feature identifies the same person on all photos across the library and put them to albums automatically.

Duplicates detection and removal feature spots copies of photos and gives a way to see where all duplicates are located and delete them all.


• Facial recognition and faces tagging feature
• Support for HEIC, RAW and video formats
• Support for iOS media types(HDR, Panoramas, Portraits, Selfies, Screenshots)
• Share photos to Facebook, Flickr, Google Photos and Twitter
• Tag photos and videos with keywords
• Instant search across the library
• Tracking and auto-updating images from specified locations
• Duplicates detection and removal
• Smart Abums that work as saved search queries
• Password protected safe-boxes
• Clean, streamlined UI with high-DPI and dual monitor view

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10


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File Size:

128 MB

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I run Vista on my pc and this program does not support Vista. It requires Microsoft Net framework version 4.6.1 but Microsoft itself states in : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/install/on-windows-vista
"The .NET Framework 4.6 is the latest supported .NET Framework version on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008."

Reply   |   Comment by matt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Sorry to seem really dumb, but once I've made changes, how do I save it?

Reply   |   Comment by Graycat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I am kinda liking this program tho have only been using it for ~1/2 hour

I have been using Ashampoo Photo Commander 16 (payed) and find that one to be clunky and non-intuitive. I avoid using it and the pix keep accumulating.

Phototheca seems to be well suited to the casual user (I can't say either way for pro or demanding users). It has the functionality I need.

Reply   |   Comment by maddog7  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This app is good but I suggest adding a feature to support NAS and portable External HDDs that would make it very handy!

Reply   |   Comment by Someone  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have another version already installed on my PC. Can I also install this alongside, without affecting eachother? Say, use one for photos and the other for videos only? Alternatively, can this be installed on an external HDD, probably as a portable one, where I keep my videos? Thanks for a swift reply from anyone.

Reply   |   Comment by pacman  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have version 2.9 Pro. Is it worth to change it for the version 2020 Home??

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mario, Read the title above: "Phototheca 2020 Home"

Reply   |   Comment by AFPhantom2  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)

Mario, See the differences between pro and home on one side, here:

and between 2019x and 2020 here:

and then, you may decide!

Reply   |   Comment by PaulF  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Installed in Windows 10/64. Seemed clean enough. Got the registration. Dragged in 37 jpegs from my digital camera (DSLR). Never saw a single one previewed. Did try to do facial recognition, added some names to images shown. Then multiple crashes without any explanation. Seemed like a potentially good product, but with a fatal flaw - it just didn't work. Good in theory, but not executable.

Reply   |   Comment by Rollie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

Don't know if this will help or not -- Phototheca requires the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack + compatible WIC codec from the camera manufacturer to handle RAW images.


Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

mike, Thank you for the link. Note that the Microsft packs (6.3.9721.0 and 6.3.9723.0) can't be installed with Windows 10 (and probably Windows 7)! So you need to download a pack from the camera's manufacturer (links also in your link).

Reply   |   Comment by PaulF  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Limitations of the home version:
- only 100,000 Photos
- no editing capabilities

Reply   |   Comment by Luna  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)

I like the timestamp feature that shows the dates when images were taken, which is great for combined photos. 100,000 images is more than enough for me, and most photographers, I imagine. A professional photographer needs more, but they wouldn't be worried about the price of the professional version, since it is the a business expense that can be deducted on taxes. I imported a folder of 230 images, but it said that it was importing over 1200 images. It took around 8 minutes, even with the program's priority raised to load the images 30 weren't imported, but I couldn't read the message, due to the very high resolution of my monitor. My thanks to the person who gave the tip a few days ago to go into the properties > compatibility settings > advanced and change the high dpi settings to system enhanced! This should allow me to read all messages in future.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Thank you. You have pointed out the 2 important criteria that stopped me from downloading and installing this giveaway software.
I am not professional photographer. But as a hobbyist the number of my photos easily exceed 100,000. With modern digital cameras capable of more than 10 frames per second frame rate, many hobbyist photographers will exceed 100,000 photos in a short period of time.
And no editing capabilities?
I have to go to another software to make small simple edits?
What a bummer.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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