MyPhotoIndex is a free photo organizer. It focuses on image tagging and cataloging and offers a clear & simple user friendly interface. The feature list is limited in order to maintain an easy to use photo cataloging application.
Pros: MyPhotoIndex is meant to be photo organizer and a cataloging application. The interface is organized to help the users with this aim in mind. Organizing photos, tagging for easy search later or adding comments are the major features that help with the organizing and the cataloging of one’s photo collection.
The application is able to handle all major photo file types including AVI and is able to handle RAW files from digital cameras. One could encrypt photos for private viewing and keeping them away from people you normally share photos with. On the other hand, when you need to share, it is easy to do so.
The import wizard is useful for loading up images from all over your machine into this organizer. The wizard works quite well and is easy to initiate.
The program has couple of features that could be useful to people who use the social networking site Facebook and the photo sharing network Filckr. You would be able to upload photos to these sites directly.
Cons: No help documentation available. The interface is not very intuitive and such help documentation would have been very useful. The program directs you to the company website, which does not have much usage details, except a description of the program. The other link is to a user forum. This has about 100+ posts on 10+ threads so far. That is not very useful for first time users.
Overall: Considering the interface difficulties, particularly because of the lack of help documentation, I would rate it at a level of 3 stars.