Organizing photos and files makes it possible to find and use these resources in future projects.


It's not usual to have a large number of files in your computer or a file cabinet. Heritage Collector makes it possible to copy these files into your computer so you can organize, update information and find any file in seconds.

What is a Collection?

Heritage Collector stores files in collections. A "collection" contains files such as photos, PDFs,  documents, videos, audio and other types of files.


There is no restriction as to how many or the types of files that may be placed (copied or moved) into a collection.


The information below explains different ways collections may created and used.

File Organization

Organize Photos / Files


Types of Collections

Family History

The variety and number of collections created is not limited.  You may have many different kinds of photos and files that you'd like to organize into specific categories.


A few sample collections are shown on the right.

Smartphone - Hawaii Trip

Favorite Places


Getting Started

If you are just starting you may not know the kinds photos or files you have, how to organize collections or what to put into each collection. Using a sort collection can solve these kinds of problems.

Sort Collection. A sort collection comes installed in the program. Initially you can copy, scan or import photos and files into the sort collection. Later you can create other collections and then drag the photo  files out of the sort collection into other collections.

Collection Naming

Naming Collections. Use any type of collection name you desire. This provides flexibility in the kinds of collections you create and how you name each collection. Use the names you have previously used to create new collection names. A right click on the collection name will let you change or edit a collection name. It also decreases the number of duplicate images by keeping photos in topically named collections.

Olsen Homestead Farm 1896 (collection)

Idaho Cemeteries (graves collection)

Organization Levels

Two or More Levels of Organization. Collections are stored in Folders (blue icon) "Olsen Family History."  Folders may also have subfolder (colored icons) such as "Carl S Olsen, Cooper, Norway Photos. " Subfolders may have a series of collections making it easy to organize and find files, photos and documents. Keeping associated photos and files reduces duplicates.


Dates and other type of names may be used for folders and subfolders.


The features and functions shown above come with the Heritage Collector System.









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