TagSpaces PRO



Community vs PRO comparison

TODO (take if from the website)


TODO add links to the main PRO features described in this documentation

  • Sidecar file tagging
  • Signed installers
  • Advanced search

proGenerating persistent thumbnails BETA

In perspectives supporting showing of file previews like Grid and ImageSwiper, TagSpaces PRO is generating thumbnails for the visible files in the perspective. Currently the application tries to generated thumbnails for the following files types:

  • Images: PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, SVG, WEBP
  • Videos: WEBM, OGV, MP4, M4V
  • Notes: HTML
  • Audios formats: MP3 (with embedded thumbnail)
  • Ebooks: EPUB (with integrated cover image)
  • Archives: ZIP (it just takes an image found in the archive)
  • Office Documents: PDF, ODT, ODP, ODS, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX

In comparison to the community edition which generates thumbnails (only for PNGs and JPGs) on every opening of a folder, the PRO version persists the generated thumbnails in the .ts folder located in every folder you browse with it. This feature significantly accelerates the browsing of folders containing many files. The thumbnail generation can be activated in the PRO tab of the application settings.

Activating the thumbnails generation

Here is a short video showing the thumbnail generation in action.

Configure the thumbnails size and format

We have added the ability to configure the size and the file type of the create thumbnails. Now you can choose between PNG and JPG file types. For the thumb size you can choose between several sizes from 100 to 1000 pixel, limiting the height or width of the thumbs depending on which one is bigger.

screenshot showing the configuring of the thumbnails size and format

Note: For compatibility and performance reasons, when you change the thumbnail image type to JPG, the thumb is still saved with PNG extension.

proGeo Tagging

In order to use this feuature you have to utilize the smart tag geo-tag. When you apply it to a file, the dialog from the following screenshot will appear. Here you see a map from openstreetmap and you can select geo coordinates of any location somewhere in the world.

Geotagging in TagSpaces

proAdding folders meta information

Geo Tagging can be use to add geo coordinates as a tag to any kind of files. It is usefull to connect your photos or other documents with a geo location. This can be usefull for planning you vacation or next trip. In order to use this feuature you have to use the smart tag geo-tag. When you apply it to a file, the dialog shown on following screenshot will appear. Here with the help of the OpenStreetMap and you can select any location somewhere in the world. It's geographic coordinates will be converted to latitude and longitude, so for example the tag -17.8114561+29.0917969 will symbolize latitude in decimal degree of 17.8114561° S and longitude of 29.0917969° E.

Opening the folder properties dialog

Folder properties dialog with tags and description

Technically TagSpaces PRO created a sidecar file called tsm.json in the hidden .ts folder of every folder. This file contains the folder tags and description.

~ location folder (with your files)
├── subfolder
│   ├── .ts
│   │   └── tsm.json
│   ├── file1.jpg
│   └── file2.pdf
├── .ts
│   └── tsm.json
├── file3.png
└── file4.docx

proDeleting files to trashcan

In the setting of TagSpaces you can activate a checkbox "Move deleted files or folders to trash bin". Aftet activating it, all files deleted in TagSpaces will be send to the Trash, Trashbin or Recylce bin depending on your operating system. From these locations, you files can be easily recovered in case of a unintended deletion.

Activating the trash bin functionality

proFile Description


Pro settings

settings for the pro functionality

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