This is the problem I want to solve. I have about 3000 images as JPEG files, about 80% boring and 20% interesting, I don't yet know which one is which. When I look at an image, I can quickly (less than 0.5 second) tell if it's boring or interesting. I want to take a look at all the images, select the interesting ones, and move them to a separate folder as quickly as possible.
I need software for that which works on Windows 10, and I need explanation how to use the software for the problem I want to solve.
An image viewer with the following features could solve my problem:
- It can be started by pointing it to a folder containing JPEG images.
- It displays a single image in full screen.
- When I press key A (doesn't matter exactly which key), it proceeds to the next image in the folder.
- When I press key B (doesn't matter exactly which key), it moves the current image file to a different folder, and proceeds to the next image in the original folder.
- It can load JPEG images quickly.
- Preferably it preloads and decodes the next image as well, so by the time I press a key it will be able to display the next image very quickly.
I don't want to touch the mouse for selecting the images, because I'm much faster with the keyboard.
On Linux the program qiv can do this if I invoke it as
qiv -f -m FOLDER, it uses e.g. Space as key A, and Delete as key B, and it moves the selected files to
FOLDER/.qiv-trash. I need equivalent functionality on Windows 10.
I've just tried imgv (cross-platfrom), but it changed the screen resolution when going full-screen, and it was a headache to change it back on my multi-display setup.
Probably I need one program from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_organizer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_image_viewers , but I'd need to try all of them, because the feature list there doesn't say (or even hint) which program has the features I need.
It looks like FastPictureViewer can do it. It shows how on the main page: Tag your photos (star rating) in one keystroke (1..5), filter by rating (F) and copy/move in batch (Ctrl-F)
It looks like that XnView MP can do it. It's possible to rate images on a 1--5 scale (e.g. by pressing Ctrl-5 in full-screen mode), then show only images with specific ratings, then move those images to separate folders.