About FastPhotoTagger v1.8
FastPhotoTagger is Open Source
Copyright (c) Dennis Damico, firstname.lastname@example.org
GNU General Public License
and known problems
FastPhotoTagger for Android is now available at various Android
App stores, including Google
Freeware and some others that mirror Google Play. Note that
the latest version may not be available on every site.
instructions for FastPhotoTagger for Android 4.1 or higher on
ARM or x86 processors
On your Android
o Enable installation from "Unknown sources". This is found
in Settings > Applications or in Settings >
o If you do not have one already, install a file explorer from the
Google Play Store.
Commonly used file explorers for Android are Ghost Commander, ES
Explorer, Total Commander, and Astro.
o Open the Internet browser.
Enter this into the address bar: http://bit.ly/1Fi5zzs (that's
"bit dot el why / one F eye 5 zee zee ess")
If FastPhotoTagger.apk does not automatically download, tell the
browser to download it.
Wait a minute or so for the download to complete.
o Open the file explorer and navigate to the folder where the file
It will usually be the Download folder. The filename will
o If the file downloaded with a name not ending in ".apk" then
rename the file so that it ends in ".apk".
Click on the file, then click on Install. Accept the
permissions that FastPhotoTagger requests.
FastPhotoTagger will install on your Android device.
You may then Open or Run the application.
There are alternative installation methods. The Internet has
numerous text and video tutorials about installation. Here are a
couple that may be helpful:
instructions for FastPhotoTagger on ARM devices for
revisions before Android 4.1
Use this download link http://sourceforge.net/projects/fastphototagger/files/Android/FastPhotoTagger.v1.5.apk
and follow instructions in previous section.
o The first time you execute FastPhotoTagger there will be a delay
of several seconds while the program configures itself.
o Be sure to read the Performance Tips in the User Guide.
o Would you like to translate the FastPhotoTagger user
interface to your own language? Two hours work will gain you
fame and fortune. (Well, not really.) Send email to the
of FastPhotoTagger was tested with:
o Android revisions 4.4.4, 5.1.1, 6.0, 7.1.
o Exiftool 9.90
o dcraw 9.24
requires these Android permissions:
||From the program menu, create a desktop
shortcut to a file or folder.
||View images in text messages using
FastPhotoTagger. FastPhotoTagger does NOT read your
||Vibrate the device after a long file
device from sleeping during long file operations. (The
screen still may go dark.)
||Allow FastPhotoTagger to write metadata to
any file. Also, please see SD Cards.
warnings, and known problems:
o Please inform the author of any defects or oddities so
that this product can improve.
o There exist a large number of Android revisions and devices
and it is impossible to test all of them. Therefore, some
Android/device combinations are likely to be troublesome.
o On Android 7+ in split-screen, aka multi-window mode, it is
possible to run FastPhotoTagger in more than one "window". The
secondary app windows (View image, Slideshow, View Metadata,
Compare Metadata, Fast Tagger, Text Edit) will run properly in
multiple windows. Running the main app window (the three
panels) in multiple windows may cause inconsistencies and is
not recommended. However, this should never threaten to the
integrity of your files.
o Your RAW file may not be recognized by FastPhotoTagger.
There are hundreds of RAW formats. It may be a simple matter
for FastPhotoTagger to recognize your format. Send email to
o Your TIFF file may not be displayable; FastPhotoTagger is
limited by 3rd party software capability so not all Tiff files
can be displayed. See user guide.
o On Android 5.0+, secondary (external) SD cards are not
automatically writable by FastPhotoTagger. Please see SD Cards.
o On secondary (external) SD cards, these operations do not
work: Copy/Move where destination folder is same as source
o When exporting settings from Android to PC, labels will not
be imported on the PC unless the Screen Label exactly matches
a Metadata Screen Label.