When you launch Photo Manager for the first time, you'll see a
window similar to the following:
This is the "Home" view of Photo Manager. Here you can click buttons
listed below "What do you want to do?" to create a new album, or open an existing one.
After an album is created or opened, the "Album" view of
Photo Manager will appear, as shown below:
Here you can manage your photos and collections for the album.
To create a new album for your digital photos, click button "Create a New
Album" in the "Home" view. The following dialog will appear:
In the above dialog, you're supposed to specify a name and a
location for the new album. Then click OK and a new album
will be created.
To open an album that you created previously, click button
"Open an Existing Album". The following dialog will
All recently created albums are listed here. Just select one
of them and click OK to open it. If, for any reason, your album
is not listed here, you can click button "Browse..." to
select an album file (.spa) from your computer.
Collections are like folders. You use collections to group your
photos in an album.
When a new album has just been created, the
collection list is empty. To add one, simply click label "Double-click
to add a collection". Then you can input a name for the new
collection and press Enter. See below:
If you want to rename or delete a collection, just right
click it, then choose "Rename" or "Delete" from the
shortcut menu. See below:
Note that when you have multiple collections added, you can
reorder them using the move/sort options in the shortcut menu. You
can even drag and drop to reorder them. See below:
Here we're dragging collection "Bags" to the top
When a new collection has been added, you can add photos to it.
First make sure this collection is selected in the collection list,
then click button "Add Photos" on the toolbar. An
Open dialog will appear, allowing you to select one or more
photo files (supported formats are JPEG, PNG and BMP).
Alternatively, you can simply drag files from Windows Explorer
into the photos pane to the right of the collection list. As shown
You can rename the added photos. Just select one of them, then
click its text label. Alternatively, you can right click it and
choose "Rename" from the shortcut menu. See below:
To view or edit photo tags, just click to select a photo in the
photos pane, and the details will be shown in the right pane. See
Here you can enter information into the tag entries
for this photo. You can rename or delete any of these tags,
as well as add your own. Just right click the column containing
tag names, then choose the corresponding option from the shortcut
menu. See below:
Note that when multiple tags are listed, you can reorder them
using the move/sort options in the shortcut menu. You can even drag
and drop to reorder them. See below:
Here we're dragging tag "Date Purchased" to the second
The search box on the top right corner of the "Album" view
allows you to enter text to search for. When you click the search
box, a dropdown window may appear, listing the three most recent
queries. You can select a query from the dropdown, or type into the
As you type, previously searched words (if any) are displayed as
automatic suggestions. See below:
You can click the "X" button (on the right of the search box) to
clear entered text. To clear your search history, click button
and choose "Clear History" from the dropdown
menu. See below:
Note: you can uncheck "Auto Suggest" in the menu to
prevent the auto-suggestion dropdown from being displayed.
Photo Manager supports the "Find As You Type" feature. When you type
into the search box, all matches, if any, are immediately found and
presented to you. As shown below:
Note: matched texts are highlighted in yellow for clarity.