The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications
Posted May 1, 2005 11:34 UTC (Sun) by lbt
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications
Can I suggest looking at mapivi : http://mapivi.sourceforge.net/mapivi.shtml
It's an _excellent_ tool for managing large collections of images and to be honest it's functionality will best be appreciated by those who've been taking digital photos for a while!
It's very fully featured but does have some minor ui fragility issues.
It handles exif very well indeed, has mass processing (eg select 20 photos, type 'a' and enter a comment common to all: eg Holiday June 2004) or select those that need rotating 90deg right and do a lossless jpeg rotate.
It allows good image searches via any exif information - eg enter 'Holiday 2004' and you'll get all your snaps from any 2004 holidays.
Much better than trying to use folders to arrange them.
I also add a rating to good photos so I can search for all my 'best' photos
It's written in perl (for those who care) and allows powerful extensions/plugins.
* some ui bugs - eg changing directory whilst it's still scanning the 1st
* slow image preview
Just a happy user.
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