On this page you will find links and information about software, apps and other helpful tools and equipment I like using for photo organising projects. I value trust and honesty and am assuring you that these are no affiliate links if not mentioned otherwise. The list will constantly be changing and is by no means complete.

Digital Photo Organising


is an awesome photo management app, especially but not only for iPhone users with a Windows PC. It not only allows you to easily upload your phone photos but to also implement the 3-2-1 backup method in an easy way why staying in total control at all times (your photos will not live in the cloud). The curating options are many and you can easily gather photos from additional sources, such as from your partner’s phone or other devices (affiliate).


is my absolute favourite tool to download photos from an iPhone or iPad to a Windows computer! However, it can do much, much more than this. It is a trusted software to transfer and save your music, messages, files and data. On top of that, you can safely back up any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. (affiliate)


Photo Mechanic 

is a paid, fast media browser for Mac and Windows to help view, organise, manage and export digital photos. It is my go-to software to batch-add metadata to photos and videos, such as very customised filenames, keywords and descriptions/captions.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 

is a paid professional photo management software (for Windows and Mac) that allows viewing, organising and editing large numbers of digital images. Edits are non-destructive, which means you can always revert back to the original.

Adobe Bridge 

is a free app for Mac and Windows (you will need a free Adobe account though). It gives you centralised access to all the files and assets you need for your creative projects. Organise personal and team assets, batch edit with ease (e.g. add keywords), add watermarks, set centralised colour preferences and more. Adobe Bridge acts like a browser, no need to copy or import your files.


PhotoSweeper is a duplicate photo finder for Mac users. You can find duplicates in Photos libraries and/or images that are stored outside of Photos.


Duplicate photo finder and tool to merge Mac Photos libraries. It only works if the images are in a Photos library.

Duplicate Cleaner Pro 

Duplicate photo finder for Windows users.


A free tool to find duplicate files including pictures and music on your computer. It is available for Windows users and Mac users alike.


for Mac is an easy-to-use app to batch-rename your files. It is free, and donations are appreciated.

Advanced Renamer 

for Windows is an easy-to-use app to batch-rename your files.

Photo Move 2.5 

for Windows is a program that automatically moves photos to directories of folders based on the exact date taken.

A Better Finder Attributes 

for Mac can change file creation and modification dates.


for Mac and Windows. The application provides a comprehensive set of tools for importing, managing, editing, and sharing photos and raw files. It’s like a browser, no need to import or copy your photos.


A free duplicate finder for Windows users. It’s great if you don’t have thousands of duplicates or to get an idea about how many you are dealing with before investing in a paid app.


Family Echo 

Draw your printable family tree online. Free and easy to use, no login required. Add photos and share with your family. Import/export GEDCOM files.

Display your Photos


Display, view and share your moments with Nixplay – the only frame that lets you combine photos with video. My favourite are the wifi cloud frames to which you can simply email your photos from anywhere and the next moment they show up on your frame at home.


Skylight is also a WiFi-enabled, touchscreen digital frame that lets you send pictures to your loved ones through a unique email address.

Analog photo organising (printed photos)

Archival Survival 

an Australian / Melbourne-based company that provides archival-quality storage products and services.

Creative Memories

Australia is back! Please click here (affiliate link) for your scrapbooking supplies or let me know how I can help.



A free tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Wondershare Unconverted

A one-stop video converter for any media file and memories.

Cloud-based photo organising, sharing and storage services including backup services


is a paid, secure permanent cloud storage for your precious photos (affiliate link). No data-mining!


is my favourite app for image/video sharing and hosting. Use this link to get 20 % off!


is a service to upload, access, organise, edit and share photos from any device. With optional auto-upload.


is my absolute favourite cloud-backup service with unlimited storage (affiliate link). For any Windows and Mac computer with the option to backup several computers to the same account.

Other links to the Photo Organising industry

The Photo Managers 

The Photo Managers is a community of professionals who are passionate about helping their clients manage photo collections and tell their stories.  Search their directory for a local Pro or give me a call on 0413 216 589 if you’re in the Melbourne area.

Creative Memories

Australia is back! Please click here (affiliate link) for your scrapbooking supplies or let me know how I can help.

Melbourne Conservation Services 

in Viewbank offer a range of preservation and conservation treatments including digitising of large format photos.

OnTrack Data Recovery 

This company is really great at recovering data from damaged drives. The best: they assess your drive and let you know how high the chance of recovery is before you commit to anything. They operate in Australia and internationally and several of my clients have successfully retrieved photos through them.

Maureen Taylor – The Photo Detective

Maureen specialises in helping you solve the mysteries of family photographs – who is in it? Why? Where etc. Find lots of great resources and information including a podcast on her website.

Ready to tackle your photo chaos?

Feeling like you're drowning in digital photos?

Worried to lose photos?

Wasting valuable time looking for photos when creating gifts?


The 5 Golden Rules


of photo organising will help you to tackle this project in a streamlined way so that you can get your photos back into your life and enjoy them!



Subscription successful