PhotoInsight is currently available in two languages:

  • English
  • French
Restart required
Note that if you change the language you’ll need to close and restart PhotoInsight to take the change into account.

Minium image size

Taille d’image minimum

This parameter lets you exclude from PhotoInsight all images which size is below the defined threshold.

If you don’t want to clutter your database with small images (like icons or thumbnails for exemple) you can set a minimum size above zero.

Included folders

Include a folder

Click on the  shown in the picture below to add a folder.
Add a folder

Adding a folder in this list means that PhotoInsight will detect any added or removed file in that folder and all its subfolders.

Remove a folder

To remove a folder from this list, simply mouse over the item in the list and click on the  button as shown in the picture below.

Remove a folder
When you remove a folder from this list, files are not deleted of course. But all data related to those files are removed from PhotoInsight’s database

Network drives

Network drives

PhotoInsight supports network drives, you can add one like any other folder, but it won’t be monitored in real time. You’ll have to specify a synchronization frequency (every 12h by default). You can also manually synchronize at any time. The last synchronization time is displayed next to the path.

Notice that network drives have a different icon than local folders.

Excluded folders

Excluded folders

If you have included a folder which contains unwanted subfolders, you can easily exclude them thanks to this section. The same way you add an included folder, simply click on the  to add an excluded folder.


Even if they are not displayed in this list, a few folders are always excluded:

  • Windows folder
  • ProgramFiles folder
  • ProgramData folder
  • Trash folder

External tools

PhotoInsight is able to detect installation of some of the most common photogarphy softwares. You don’t need to manually add the following softwares:

  • DxO PhotoLab
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Affinity Photo
  • On 1 Photo Raw
  • Capture One

For any other software, you can add them manually following the steps below.

External tools
  1. Click on the  button
  2. In the popup, click on the Browse button and pick the program executable file
  3. Choose a name for this external tool (if you leave it blank, the file name will be used)
  4. Click one Add to complete
External tool added

External tools are then available in the search tab through the thumbnails contextual menu.

Contextual menu

Supported extensions

This is only an informative section showing which image formats are currenlty supported with your PhotoInsight Edition.

Video configuration

If you did not install video package yet a warning icon  will be displayed as shown below
Video configuration

To install the package, click on the Configure button and pick the options that suit you the most. Install video package

As soon as the package is properly installed you should see the following
Video installation complete

Misc settings

Misc settings

Show checker for Png files

If you enable the checker, files which support transparency (png and gif) will have a black & white checker in the background so you can more easily see transparent areas.

Zoom reset

When this checkbox is checked the zoom level and the pan position will be reset each time you change the currently selected image.

Allow to send usage statistics

To keep improving PhotoInsigh quality in terms of stability and usability some anonymous statistics can be send to a server.

  • Crashes: sending crash information will definitely help make PhotoInsight more stable
  • Usage: knowing which features are most used, or which action takes too much time can help to focus on most important part of the application.

Delete to trash

When this checkbox is checked, when you delete a file in PhotoInsight it will be moved Windows trash instead of being permanently deleted.

Save metatada in original file

When this checkbox is checked, if you modify metadata (rating, author, title, comment, city, GPS coordinates, shot date…) it will be save in the Exif field (if the file has Exif) of the original file.

Thumbnail cache max size

To keep the photo wall as responsive as possible PhotoInsight keeps a collection of thumbnails on disk.
Here you can easily:

  • see the maximum size allowed
  • see the current disk space used
  • Change the maximum allowed size

Thumbnail quality

You can select a thumbnail size among these possible values:

  • 128 pixels
  • 256 pixels
  • 512 pixels
  • 1024 pixels
  • 2048 pixels
By default 512 px is selected, changing this value will affect the application responsiveness, the cache size and of course the thumbnail quality.