I’m here without a chapter (I’m kind of far from it yet, don’t ask), but there’s something I’ve been wanting to share to you. So, after reading Carys’ really great and helpful post about her pose directory, I decided to create an all pictures folder, as she called it (still, I am far from having as many pose packs in my game as she does) instead of having just my jumbled mess of folders inside the Mods> Packages> Poses folder with all photos, files and all that . Along with my personal preferences (without linking the poses I have, you can check out all the pose packs on my Custom Content page), because I use it a bit differently than her, I wanted to talk to you about a great program I stumbled upon.
My way of organizing poses?
I don’t keep a creator folder and subfolders for pose packs inside. It isn’t really of much use to me, because I mostly rely on the photos anyway, but I like to name folders with creator’s name before the pack name and keep everything in separate folders (oh, and don’t pay attention to [1POSES] and such, these are my pose packs which I put in these folders for testing).
Everything other I do similarly to Carys, but I saved myself the trouble of having to go back to my main Poses folder, because I renamed all the photos with pose codes. No, I am serious:
But you see, for these images that have many poses on one picture and/or have codes written on them, I just went with a pattern of a_creator’s name_pose pack or a _beginning of a code for all poses in the picture and if there are more photos to one pose pack, I just add numbers. I only did this a few days ago, when I was getting really frustrated with the fact that the pictures had weird names and so the poses made by the same creator and the poses from the same pose pack didn’t group together. Also, not all poses had codes written on the pictures and it was a bummer to have to check for the codes back in the main Poses folder. So I took the time, a lot of time, to rename all of them. And with that, I’ve decided to name all the photos in my future pose downloads by pose codes. It really makes it much easier for me.
But, I have a Windows 10. And this Windows 10 is not an ideal system. Not at all. One of the many things that bugs me the most is Windows Photo Viewer. It’s a nightmare. It takes such a long time to load, it always crushes, always pops out errors, and always somehow manages to get my computer to freeze. Because of this, I went for a hunt to find a better alternative. And I found this, a program called QuickViewer. This is a program made specifically for opening folders with tons of images. And it does exactly what you’d guess from the name – it allows you to browse quickly. I sure mean it when I say quickly because it allows you to browse with a speed as fast as you can manage to acquire with your scroll wheel, the arrows, or whatever it is that you use. I’ve never had a program as quick as that.
When you install the program, right-click on the picture and choose to open with a different program, then choose QuickViewer, after finding it in the location in which you installed it, it will load a whole archive of pictures. As you can see below, the name of the picture, so the code, is in the right corner while all the names (so the codes in my case) are in the column on the left (it actually loaded Carys’s pose, because I added numbers before her pose codes, so one pose dump is in one place, I swear it’s not intentional).
Oh, and if the column disappears or you don’t want it displayed, just click on Folder> View Folder in the menu or press F4.
Now, this program also has a catalogue feature, but from what I saw while trying to work it out, it seems to be working just as a subfolder inside the main folder. I’m not sure about that, but ideally, I would love to have tags in this program. Still, the program is brilliant in my opinion. Even if you don’t go through the trouble of renaming all the pics etc., etc., I still think it’s worth trying out, because it’s really easy to use and very fast.
So, this is what I wanted to talk to you about, as QuickViewer has been such a brilliant discovery in my case and I think some of you could make use of it.