Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 12:43   #1
KCFoggin
Super Moderator
 
KCFoggin's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Myrtle Beach SC "Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places"
Posts: 142,943
I hate Windows7

Can anyone tell me if there is a simple way to search for a particular bird in the pictures that are on my computer?
__________________
KC a/k/a common KC

Karma - What you send out
Comes right back at ya
KCFoggin is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 12:48   #2
Simon Wates
Registered User

 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Posts: 3,038
I have no idea - sorry! My little experience with Windows 7 on a friends computer (she asks me to help her out - and my input is embarrassingly slow!). You see, I'm so used to XP and its layout that W7 just baffles me and I find it pretty irritating - everything I am used to doing is in a different place - which after being friends with XP logic is aghhhh!

I suppose I'm going to have to go through a whole new learning process to become adept on W7 eventually - but I'm putting it off as long as possible - time is short anyway!

Good luck!
Simon Wates is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 13:04   #3
Andrew Rowlands
Registered User
 
Andrew Rowlands's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wales.
Posts: 5,904
Try reading this article KC.
Andrew Rowlands is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 13:34   #4
KCFoggin
Super Moderator
 
KCFoggin's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Myrtle Beach SC "Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places"
Posts: 142,943
I was hoping you'd be around. That's a start Andy and I thank you very much. I still hate 7
__________________
KC a/k/a common KC

Karma - What you send out
Comes right back at ya
KCFoggin is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 13:48   #5
Andrew Rowlands
Registered User
 
Andrew Rowlands's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wales.
Posts: 5,904
You'd like my W7 setup ^^

If you can't make any of the suggestions in that article work for you (it's part 2 and the first part is subscribers only), read up on the better 3rd party alternative search programs here. I loaded my old favorite, Agent Ransack, within an hour of my W7 being installed.
Andrew Rowlands is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 14:58   #6
Jim M.
Choose Civility

 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 6,002
I hate 7 too! Have been using it for a couple months, and spent good deal of time searching the Internet for ways to make it work like XP. The only thing I like about it that was not in XP (as far as I know) is the ability to have a desktop with rotating photos. Seems that as software becomes more mature new versions just make changes rather than improvements. I guess software companies have to continue generating revenue somehow.

Jim
Jim M. is offline  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2013
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 15:20   #7
cugsy
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: thetford
Posts: 135
I have quite an aversion to W7 - never liked vista either. XP was as good as I needed it to be. Now I've got W7 I find when I type something into the search engine it clears before I hit the enter key because its so busy uploading rubbish I don't need. Its slower than XP for me. Plus more stuff but hey ho..
cugsy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 15:41   #8
davercox
Dave Cox

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dawlish, Devon; in a seabird colony
Posts: 1,246
Me, I quite liked Windows 3.1 (once I'd got used to it). Mind you, my all-time favourite OS was VAX/VMS - it did exactly what you asked it to do, no more, no less.
__________________
Dave
davercox is offline  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Friday 3rd February 2012, 01:34   #9
Andrew Rowlands
Registered User
 
Andrew Rowlands's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wales.
Posts: 5,904
For anyone struggling with the foibles of W7, there's an ebook here that may be useful - 56k warning - it's close to 24MB.

Yes KC, it does have some useful info on the W7 search system too.
Andrew Rowlands is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Friday 3rd February 2012, 01:41   #10
KCFoggin
Super Moderator
 
KCFoggin's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Myrtle Beach SC "Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places"
Posts: 142,943
I'm about nodding off but that looks interesting and I will check tomorrow if it can be downloaded directly to my kindle. That would be very cool Thanks Andy.
__________________
KC a/k/a common KC

Karma - What you send out
Comes right back at ya
KCFoggin is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Friday 3rd February 2012, 06:37   #11
Gwynn
Registered User
 
Gwynn's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Austria
Posts: 744
I use the search box (top right hand corner) in the the picture library when looking for pictures.

Gwynn (who quite likes windows 7)
Gwynn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 3rd February 2012, 19:18   #12
draycotebirding
Draycote recorder
 
draycotebirding's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Warwickshire VC38
Posts: 1,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by KCFoggin View Post
Can anyone tell me if there is a simple way to search for a particular bird in the pictures that are on my computer?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gwynn View Post
I use the search box (top right hand corner) in the the picture library when looking for pictures.

Gwynn (who quite likes windows 7)
Me too Gwynn, I'm sure we are missing some "in joke" somewhere

John
draycotebirding is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 23:07   #13
tazzilla
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 225
I must be odd I really like windows 7. I custom built my PC and work with PCs daily. In fact I work for HP here in Boise Idaho and would like to offer my HP discount to my fellow birding friends, Call HP's 888-999-4747 Home and home office store and just ask for the friends and family discount. Just mention my name Doug Stump and you will get my EPP prices. I don't make a dime off this it's just my way of saying hello to everyone here and sharing a nice discount for everyone here.
tazzilla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 9th February 2012, 01:29   #14
Andrew Rowlands
Registered User
 
Andrew Rowlands's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wales.
Posts: 5,904
More 'free' info regarding the W7 Search is available at the cost of signing up for a (sometimes useful) free weekly newsletter at Windows Secrets.

Quote:
This month, O’Reilly Media is providing all Windows Secrets subscribers an excerpt from the book: Chapter 3, Searching & Organizing Your Files. It covers how to use Windows Search, moving and copying files, and burning CDs and DVDs from the Windows 7 desktop.

If you’d like to download this free excerpt, simply visit your preferences page and save any changes; a download link will appear.
No need to fill in any CC info, the free subscription is enough to get this.
Andrew Rowlands is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Saturday 3rd March 2012, 07:18   #15
Andrew Rowlands
Registered User
 
Andrew Rowlands's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wales.
Posts: 5,904
Bumping this thread again due to the topic title, rather than the original query.

I've just noticed a new e-publication from someone I've a lot of time for, no connections except that we both give a lot of free time trying to help out fellow computer users.

Quote:
Configure the Windows 7 "To Work" Options started out as a set of notes we here at ProDigital Software have been accumulating for years to help us quickly set up our own Windows systems and get them to where they are lean, stable, and useful.

By the time we had accumulated nearly 100 pages of setup and tuning information it occurred to us that this amazing collection of tips, tricks, and tweaks could be valuable to anyone looking to get the most out of their Microsoft® Windows® 7 installation, so we have made it available to you!

You may not wish to do everything we suggest here, but there just may be some tweaks we've found that you just can't live without!

What makes this guide special is that we include not only "how to" information, but also "why you might want to" descriptions, as well as how to reverse the changes.

If you've ever wanted to get the best possible performance and stability out of a Windows 7 system, you NEED this guide!

Published as an inexpensive eBook in all the popular formats.
Price: $4.99 USD. 16770 words.

No, I've not read it (except for the short preview at the site) but, having read a large number of online postings by the author, this should be a very useful ebook for many W7 users or those considering the move to W7.
Andrew Rowlands is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Saturday 3rd March 2012, 10:59   #16
JPAC
Just need one good photo
 
JPAC's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincs
Posts: 397
Have you tried the freeware 'Everything'? So long as you have named the file with the bird's name, it will find it, even on different connected drives.
http://www.voidtools.com/

Windows 7 has been excellent for the two years I've been using it, far better than OSX I used before.
JPAC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 7th April 2012, 21:58   #17
pummkin
Fledgling
 
pummkin's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 12
Have you tried the Picasa for Windows desktop client? Not the web albums but the actual photo management software that's free. You can download it at www.picasa.com.

Once you set it up to read your entire hard disk & all plugged in external disks, you can then classify or tag the photos in batches according to species, families & whatever else you want to name it with. Then by just typing 'bird' (or whatever tags) you will have all photos tagged as 'bird' appear in your software. I'm on a Mac & I don't think iPhoto comes close to this fast & brilliant Picasa app. I use it to sort the tons of photos I have across many external disks that I own & it doesn't matter if you are on Windows!
pummkin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 13th April 2012, 19:04   #18
christineredgate
Winner of the Copeland Wildlife Photographer of the Year Comp 2009/2010
 
christineredgate's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Haverigg,South Cumbria
Posts: 31,974
i agree with KC,I cannot fathom W.7 for photos,I make a folder ,with a name,but Windows 7 sorts them out in the it wants to,XP leaves them in the folder as I named it.I am thinking of having XP downloaded onto the Windows 7 laptop.
__________________
Haverigg.net

Ride Free,Fly Free.
Avatar by Tracker(Tom)
Christine
christineredgate is offline  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Friday 13th April 2012, 19:18   #19
KCFoggin
Super Moderator
 
KCFoggin's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Myrtle Beach SC "Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places"
Posts: 142,943
Quote:
Originally Posted by christineredgate View Post
i agree with KC,I cannot fathom W.7 for photos,I make a folder ,with a name,but Windows 7 sorts them out in the it wants to,XP leaves them in the folder as I named it.I am thinking of having XP downloaded onto the Windows 7 laptop.

Can we do that? That would be great if we could.
__________________
KC a/k/a common KC

Karma - What you send out
Comes right back at ya
KCFoggin is online now  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Saturday 14th April 2012, 11:25   #20
Gwynn
Registered User
 
Gwynn's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Austria
Posts: 744
Quote:
Originally Posted by christineredgate View Post
i agree with KC,I cannot fathom W.7 for photos,I make a folder ,with a name,but Windows 7 sorts them out in the it wants to,XP leaves them in the folder as I named it.I am thinking of having XP downloaded onto the Windows 7 laptop.
It might be worth checking how you have the "arrange by" set (top right of the pictures library) as it sounds like you might not have it set to folder.

Gwynn
Gwynn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 15th April 2012, 19:03   #21
Duke Leto
Without habitat, there is no wildlife. It's that simple.
 
Duke Leto's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 8,683
not wishing to start a war but on an apple there's a search icon on the desktop that will carry out a full search by typing in a single word, its called spotlight, if you get to play with a mac try it its one of the best search's I've ever seen and its standard
__________________
have a break have a look at my website http://www.ukwildlife.me.uk
Steve
Duke Leto is offline  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Tuesday 17th April 2012, 14:05   #22
Robert L Jarvis
Robert L Jarvis
 
Robert L Jarvis's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Burnley, Lancashire
Posts: 6,318
I to actually like W7 and find no problems with it. It is on my second computer, have Xp on the other. For me W7 is far better.

Cannot understand the problem, where photos are stored is entirely upto the owner, so is it a question of organisation?
__________________
I now have my own website at www.robertljarvisimages.zenfolio.com. New photos and videos regularly uploaded to view.

Magnificent Frigatebird, Bridled Guillemot and some garden bird videos now added.
Robert L Jarvis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows7 Help Wildman Computers, Birding Software And The Internet 4 Saturday 20th November 2010 15:31
Don't You Hate It.. virgo10 Your Birding Day 1 Wednesday 25th November 2009 23:22
Help me not to hate! Preacherman Other Wildlife 24 Sunday 6th September 2009 08:11

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Search the net with ask.com
Help support BirdForum
Ask.com and get

Page generated in 0.18796110 seconds with 33 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 00:34.