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Phototheca Pro 2019.12.4 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Phototheca Pro 2019.12.4

View, sort and organize digital photos and videos.
$ 19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 69 (86%) 11 (14%) 24 comments

Phototheca Pro 2019.12.4 was available as a giveaway on January 3, 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.

Highlights:

• 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

Publisher:

Lunarship Software

Homepage:

https://lunarship.com/

File Size:

122 MB

Price:

$ 19.95

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#14

Cannot import some large files ( *.bmp? larger than 256 megabytes ? ), doesn't even try to make screen-size reference copies so we know what images files are in what directories, free IrfanView has no problem, free Google Picasa has no problem - but it shows a thumbnail of a large image file before it fails to import it - so it can read the file, it just can't import it ... hmm.

Unable to correctly identify image files that have been misnamed, free IrfanView has no problem ( and even offers to correctly rename the files ), free Google Picasa has no problem ( but ignores the file lastname ).

Produces self-reporting errors like this:

System.OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.
at System.IO.BinaryReader.ReadBytes(Int32 count)
at Delimon.Win32.IO.File.ReadAllBytes(String path, Int64 length)
at  .(GraphicCmd_SquareThumbSized )
at GraphicProcessor.GraphicCmd_SquareThumbSized.Execute()
at uPhoto.Controls.FileBrowser.ucFileBrowser.(Object )
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(Object state)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart(Object obj)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
Memory: working set: 322625536, virtual memory: 1395015680, private memory: 789712896, paged memory: 789712896
Last RAW file: 005_4-Frame_DSC09841.tiff, ILCE-7RM4, size = 180720342 ,count = 7
Call stack:
DB log is:

and

System.OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.
at System.IO.BinaryReader.ReadBytes(Int32 count)
at Delimon.Win32.IO.File.ReadAllBytes(String path, Int64 length)
at  .(GraphicCmd_SquareThumbSized )
at GraphicProcessor.GraphicCmd_SquareThumbSized.Execute()
at uPhoto.Controls.FileBrowser.ucFileBrowser.(Object )
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(Object state)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart(Object obj)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
Memory: working set: 460791808, virtual memory: 996564992, private memory: 449679360, paged memory: 449679360

... then it errors-out with a Windows Exception error.

It tries to open *.swf files but fails, I don't care, but why does it try, and then why does it fail?

It does not live-refresh the contents of a directory to import if you add files to the directory while Phototheca has the directory open on screen, I have to go up one level and back down to get it to refresh and show newly added image files.

It does not own the screen, so background programs show through the program window, I have to create some activity in the program to get it to take over the full display of it's own window, such as import ( all I've been able to get it to do all day ), yet I NEVER see any of the digital image files within the Phototheca window, only the background programs already on screen, I have yet to see a thumbnail of anything imported - the scroll bar on the right scrolls, but the background programs is all I see in the Phototheca window - one big empty.

It does not take over the mouse pointer to indicate the hourglass "please wait", so if it is slow to respond, I don't know if it just didn't get my mouse click or if it's going ahead, or what - it may take a -l-o-n-g- time for the program to respond to instructions, so be -p-a-t-i-e-n-t-.

"Program not responding" ... wait?

For what?

I'm guessing that the programmers have a very narrow set of parameters on their own computers and any of us in teh real world with real computers are just outside their experience, capabilities, or target, they have no idea how to genericize their programming and display i/o to work with anything other than the computer kit they happen to be programming on - the successes and failures listed in this thread suggest that it's a crapshoot to happen to own a computer that matches Phototheca's programmers, and the rest of us with different, perhaps older gear, are just going to be incessantly frustrated with no response, no refresh, lockup, complete and total failure.

NRFPTY ( NerfPutty ) Not Ready For Prime Time Yet.

My only goal is to auto-batch upload EDITED/OPTIMIZED images to Google Photos now that Google has changed and free Google Picasa no longer has the keys to the Google Photos upload location anymore - it will take a long time to queue up that task and see how Phototheca works.

If at all.

No luck yet.
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

We've had a different version in a previous giveaway... it too had the same dev fault in that it claims to support Windows VIsta but the pirated FFMPEG.EXE build they included requires Windows 7 and above.

This time running the program throws an error exception with text:

"************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'netstandard, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cc7b13ffcd2ddd51' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'netstandard, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cc7b13ffcd2ddd51'
at Phototheca.BusinessLogic.FaceEngine.FacesEngine..cctor()"

So looks like this build is somewhat buggy as others have found out.

Thankfully that means if there really is any AI machine learning core in this I think we're safe from it turning into skynet LOL

Needless to say it does not work for me even if I replace the FFMPEG.EXE with similar version but built to run under Vista but not XP.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

This program won't stay open for more than a couple minutes once you scan for photos. Further when you try to open a photo folder in the program it refuses to respond.

Reply   |   Comment by ExperiencedUser  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#11

Downloaded no problems, imported about 5 folders of my photos but keeps shutting down for no reason, any solutions please otherwise its time to delete and move on.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Hurst  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#10

Phototheca Pro 2019.12.4 appears to read the faces found in Picasa image files. However, the program keeps crashing. I'll keep it for a while before abandoning Picasa.

Reply   |   Comment by Rory Binkerd  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

Installs OK, but it seems to be pre-activated. I cannot find any way to add the license code that I was given. Uninstalled and reinstalled with the same result. Seems to be working OK, though. Thanks for the opportunity!

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceBuyer  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

Downloaded; Installed and registered with ease on windows 10 very smooth and feature rich. Gave it a quick trial and imported approx 600 photos and found I did not have "duplicates" in my library options list and when I click on faces it continually showed "searching 0% no faces found". Waited a while still no progress. So to try to make some progress I cleared the library. Duplicated a known photo with a very clear face and imported both the duplicate photos. So in my library were only 2 photos identical (except the file name) and with a clear front facial portrait. It very quickly showed the missing library option "duplicates" and detected them. However with only two photos it remained stuck at "faces" "searching 0% no faces found". So either it is very very slow to detect faces or there is a bug. I am so suitably impressed with the other functions and the online help that I am now importing some 35,000 files and hopeful that it will cope. Would be grateful if someone who was able to get the facial recognition feature to work would suggest what I need to do to get it to work for me. Maybe I did not give it long enough or it needed more than 2 images.

Reply   |   Comment by D M  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#7

Hi there:)

I am unable to find where to create an account. As I cant find the link I am unable to register an email and password.

Do you know where the link is?

Replies appreciated.

Happy New Year,

Howard

Reply   |   Comment by Howard  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Howard, At first run of the program at the bottom of the window was a line that includes "Unlock and Activate". If you click on it you get a log on window. If you look closely at that window you may note that you can log on and create a password simultaneously which means that you are in fact creating an account. That's how it worked for me.

Reply   |   Comment by D M  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Howard,

Issue now resolved - thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Howard  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

D M,

Thanks very much for the reply. That is what I did eventually. I was wrongly assuming initially that like some Giveaway's, it is necessary to create an account with the software provider on their own site first.

Reply   |   Comment by Howard  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Tried 4 times to get download link by email as I am not on Facebook,nothing has arrived (yes ,also checked spam box)
Any suggestions ?

Reply   |   Comment by Malc  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Malc,
Your email was added by you to the block list. Please note that our download letter includes two links - one to download the program and another to unsubscribe from our emails in case you received it accidentally.

Looks like you clicked the wrong one some time before.
Now your email is restored and you should have no problems with getting the download.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Helen, Thanks for your swift response.Indeed I have now received my download link,
Many thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Malc  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

My understanding is that the software holds and manages images with the use of a database. My questions: (1) is there an option to export Phototeca Pro database into a db/csv etc. common format? (2) is there an interface to import db/csv etc files into Phototec Pro?

Reply   |   Comment by Marek  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#4

Someone know if this program support the descript.ion file (like XnView, Acdsee and other) for the decriptions of the images ?

Reply   |   Comment by Thor  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#3

Hello,

does the app handle Photoshops PSD and PSB files, up to which magnitude? What about Tifs?

Thanks in advance
Joerg

Reply   |   Comment by Jörg Linnewedel  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#2

does this ENTIRE program function OFFLINE or does it have to be connected to work?

Reply   |   Comment by jim  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#1

Anyone tell me how this differs from the version 2.9.0.2308 offered on here last time?
My version wont update although it sees updates are available.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Terry I, Are you using that old version? How do you like it? Do you recommend?

Reply   |   Comment by OldGuy  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

OldGuy, Downloaded and installed it but never got round to using it Lol.

Upgraded tho - just in case.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Terry I, I'm not the only one! YAY! LOL

Reply   |   Comment by TuxedoTraveler  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Terry I, Many of us do similar with giveaways... participate try them out report findings and because we start of with terabytes of space if the programs are not attrocious in some way they just lie there idle on the system long forgotten until a new giveaway either shows it was previously installed when the new giveaway apears pre-registered or it's an upgrade to an older version.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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