Debugging JPhotoTagger

If the cause of a bug can't be found through JPhotoTagger's log files and/or is computer specific, debugging on the affected system is the best option to find and fix it.

If you don't have Java developing skills, contact me, after you have downloaded and installed the software listed below. If I have time, I can debug JPhotoTagger through a TeamViewer session. Debugging requires two free software packages and JPhotoTagger's source code installed in that order:

  1. Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.7 (7) or 1.8 (8), downloadable from Oracle. Click on a download link for a JDK with version 7 or 8.
  2. NetBeans IDE. The Java SE bundle contains all you need.
  3. JPhotoTagger's latest source code as a ZIP file. This can be extracted e.g. in your user directory.

If you want debug JPhotoTagger by yourself, choose in NetBeans File > Open Project and open the Program project. Ensure, that the check box Open required Projects is checked.

In the left Projects window within the NetBeans IDE, a right click on the Program project opens a context menu, from which you can choose Debug.

Author: Elmar Baumann
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Status of this document: 2014-06-03
Last edited: 2018-03-23