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I have folder A with several gigabytes worth of wallpapers. I want to see every one and copy the ones I like to folder B with minimal number of clicks.

What I do right now is have 2 explorer windows open (one with huge preview) and Ctrl+drag images I like. However, this becomes tiresome very quickly.

Any ideas on a software or approach to optimize this procedure?

  • What version of Windows are you running? Depending on the version, you can view the images by their thumbnail and select & copy them that way – Tom Jun 27 '16 at 21:20
  • Well that is mostly what I do now, and it's too slow. – user24712 Jun 27 '16 at 22:00
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    What's slow about it? I would recommend other applications but, honestly they do the same thing in a slightly different interface – Tom Jun 27 '16 at 22:02
  • You have to drag every single image, but no need to worry now, I have almost done tool that will do what I need. Will close the question once I throw it on Github for anyone that comes across same issues as me. Thank you for your help anyways :) – user24712 Jun 27 '16 at 22:05
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    Alright, what I do just in case you need to do something like this again, is you select each image with holding the control key, then copy them (ctrl + c), and paste them in the other folder (ctrl + v) – Tom Jun 27 '16 at 22:08
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Since I could not find anything that would sufficiently optimize this task, I made my own tool to do it:

ImgBrowseCopy

Allows you to browse through folder A with large amount of images and copy the ones you like to folder B

Enter copies the image, Space shows the next image.

  • Please award yourself the answer. This will help others who search this question in future – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jun 28 '16 at 6:58
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IrfanView is great for browsing images. You can use its F7/F8 keys to move/copy the images to a set of folders. You can also use FreeCommander which is a two-pane Windows Explorer.

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