unfortunately this misdesign is common
Posted Jun 17, 2010 5:28 UTC (Thu) by eru
In reply to: unfortunately this misdesign is common
Parent article: A quick grumpy review of Shotwell
I agree, but what are the alternatives if you want the tool to provide more organization than just whatever is in one directory? The tool might keep a database with metadata and references to the original pictures (by file name), but the links get broken if the pictures are moved (eg the user adds more disks and decides some photo directories need to relocate).
But whatever the solution, it should be straightforward and as much self-documenting as possible, since we are storing data for years or decades, and migrations to different hardware and software are a certainty.
I'm currenly not using a photo management software but my plain directories full of pictures I might want to find later are getting larger, so I have been thinking about what would be a good organizer. I thought of Shotwell, but our Grumpy Editor just lessened my enthusiasm for it.
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