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Re: Photo management


Hmmmm... I like these rants about Gnome and KDE.

I am wondering though why a web interface is not sufficient for
10.000+ photos. If the GUI is good enough (IMHO not more than 4
options in a screen :) and the database consists of some fast way to
handle thumbnails or scaling a web-interface is good enough for me.
Flickr is an option I think. It is certainly not the greatest
interface (one thing is there are a lot of screens with more than 4
options :) I spent a lot of time to learn it, but it works for me.

Picasa does it for me (10.000+ photos) for archiving. It is blazingly
fast and gives some flexibility on storing the database. I am also
very disappointed that it isn't open source but the time spent to
learn the interface was worth it to me. And well... if the world was a
ideal place everything would be  GNU licensed :)

I will take some time to try DigiKam. That' one of the reasons why I
am a Debian Zealot. Its desktop does KDE and Gnome both...

Regards and thanks,

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 9:20 AM, Johann Spies <jspies@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 12:38:28AM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
>> Picasa is not free software. Digikam is for KDE, not GNOME. The others?
>> I'll have to find them first...
> You can run Digikam on Gnome, XFCE or others.
> Regards
> Johann
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