Peakto: Photo Management and working with Albums

2.4 Working with albums

1. Working with albums

You can group photos in collections called albums. If you are familiar with apps like Apple Photos / Lightroom / CaptureOne…then albums are going to feel very natural in Peakto.

Albums can be of two flavours:
  1. Explicit albums in which you manually add images via drag and drop
  2. Smart albums that are defined via a set of rules and update their content dynamically 
Albums appear at the bottom of the sidebar and are created either from the File ➜ New Album… / File ➜ New Smart Album… menu actions from the File Menu or using the global “Add” button at the bottom of the sidebar.

All albums can contain photos from all kinds of sources.

1.1. Explicit Albums

Explicit albums, once created, are populated via drag and drop of content.

1.2. Smart Albums

Smart albums are created by combining criteria on a attributes of images that live inside the catalog:
  1. EXIF metadata
  2. IPTC metadata and annotations
  3. Panorama-generated keywords and image categories
  4. AI generated scores
  5. File and Path properties

Rules can be arbitrarily complex and mix AND and OR logical operators.

1.3. Organising albums into folders

Albums can conveniently be organized into hierarchies using folders.

1.4. Albums export

Albums allow you to export batches of images from multiple sources. For example, you can group photos from Apple Photos, Lightroom and a folder in the same album. Without modifying the storage of your photos, Peakto can export all your photos, in the best possible resolution.

Peakto details the resolution of the exported images. You can change the size of the images you want to export. You can export the original files in the original format or export a preview containing your latest adjustments (JPEG, TIFF, PNG). You can export your files with included metadata (except the ones attributed in Peakto).

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