About AB photo Tools

AB Photo Tools is all about Image Management. Our principal designer, Andy Bell, was creating a blog post for andybellphotography.com on Digital Image Management, when he concluded that the most popular tools used today were more about browsing and cataloguing than genuine management. Tools that simply reflect what is currently on your PC are NOT management tools. Tools that do not update themselves when you change your photos and folder structure in other packages are NOT management tools.

Andy is also a software developer with over 40 years of experience in the Finance, Medical, Aviation and Image processing industries. In the early 2000s, he produced one of the first RAW development tools that could handle all the known RAW formats.

At the start of the UK’s first COVID-19 lockdown, in March 2020, Andy experimented with an algorithm for quickly cataloguing all the images on his PC into a reliable, fast database. The project grew over the months and now features a fast image browser, a comprehensive metadata processor, GPS maps and reverse geocoding, automatic deduplication, and an ultra fast search engine that can search on every metadata item in milliseconds. Oh, and automatic backups and backup verification. And more…

The tool, Digital Photo Guardian, is now available!

You can read more about it here.

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