Picasa – I love the ease of use of Picasa’s quick and easy photo editing – cropping, simple adjustments of fill-light/shadow/highlight, tinting, collage making tools, sharpening, etc. I hate Picasa’s lack of effective tagging and it’s categorization/indexing which requires you to move your photos to specific folders for each category.
Photoshop Album – I love Adobe’s quick and easy tagging – just drag and drop onto the photo; and its time line and tag indexing – just click the tags you want to see and the appropriate photos are displayed. Because of how my brain works I like my photos organised with the other photos I took at the same time. Because of how my brain doesn’t work, I need to tag my photos heavily for future personal and professional use.
Whining – I don’t love having to use separate programs for each separate task. I don’t love having to import photos twice with two different pieces of software. I don’t love having to process each photo twice – once to ensure it’s pretty and then again to tagged it for future reference.
So I’m turning to you. What would you suggest? How do you do it? Any new tools that have fixed all these problems for you?