Photo Software: Photology

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 8, 2009
Updated • May 26, 2017
Software, Windows software

Photology is a digital photo software for the Windows operating system that helps you find and view digital photos on the computer system.

The application will automatically monitor select locations on the computer's hard drive for digital photos to display them in its interface. Initially only locations in the user's documents and settings folder are monitored, but it is possible to add additional locations during setup and afterwards in the program settings.


The digital photo software will automatically recognize new digital photos that get added to monitored directories on the computer system. This is an excellent way of monitoring the default locations that photos from the digital camera get synced to for example, but also for other locations such as file synchronziation folder or download folders to which images may be saved to regularly.

All photos are displayed by default in the interface as thumbnails. It is possible to enter a full screen view mode for images by double-clicking on them. Other options that are accessible from the interface are to rotate images or delete them.

Two interesting features of Photology are the application's photo groups feature and the extensive filtering options that it offers. Photos can be added to groups by you which makes it easier to keep an overview, for instance by sorting all photos into events such as holidays, parties, anniversaries or work related groups. You can then open groups to only view photos sorted into that group.

The extensive filtering options let you filter the digital photos in various ways including time, orientation, photo content, dominant colors, textual filters or location based.

The detailed view offers additional options like Flickr, Picasa or SmugMug upload capabilities, setting images as wallpapers or printing photos. All in all a very clever great looking photo software.


Photology is a handy image viewer for Windows that ships with several powerful management options. The automatic monitoring of locations on the computer system is a nice feature, and the ability to sort and group photos easily from within the program is useful as well to bring order to the collection.

Update: The developer website is no longer working, we have taken the liberty to upload the software to our servers from where you can download Photology: (Download Removed)

Please note that we do not support the program in any way, and that some of its functionality may not work any longer because of the development stop.

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  1. Gino Robinson said on March 10, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I am an amateur photographer. There is no doubt that the digital era made life so much easier for photographers. The Internet has helped too. One thing I know do is always print my photos using some online services. They are cheap and fast. If you have not done it before check out this place for a list of good ones. I still have a photo printer at home but only use it when I need a print super fast.

  2. garbanzo said on March 9, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    this looks great! i tried the online demo and it has some excellent features. excited to install it after work. i love the thought of having a colour search available for my personal photo collection!

  3. Ross said on March 9, 2009 at 1:42 am

    I would greatly appreciate it if the writers of these posts would stop using the phrase “XXXX is a software”. It is as awkward as saying “This animal is a cattle” or “Dasani is a water”. It sounds TERRIBLE. Instead you should say “XXXX is software that …” or “XXXX is a software package …”

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