[clug] Photo management?

George at Clug Clug at goproject.info
Tue Dec 22 14:26:52 UTC 2015

    I am pleased that Chris asked this question.

I had not as yet looked for a photo manager application.  Both
Shotwell and Darktable seem to be quite good, thanks for your

 Darktable looks quite sophisticated. I would like to have a camera
that does Tethering.

Setting up a photographic workflow is unthinkable without an
application that can help you to import, process, and organize photos.
While there are several such applications available on Linux
(Rawstudio [1], Darktable [2], RawTherapee [3], etc.), digiKam
[4] makes a sensible choice for a number of reasons.

More inclined to go with Darktable; also looking at Aftershot Pro.








GIMP 3.2

The focus of this release is going to be on non-destructive editing.
Note that both adjustment layers and layer effects/styles are the
terminology currently used in requests by users. We haven't yet
assessed, how exactly non-destructive editing is going to be

At Tuesday, 22-12-2015 on 20:04 Tomasz Ciolek wrote:


I use darktable to tag, index and process photos. This mostly because
there is
only one of me and I work with Canon Raw format, and Darktable will
leave the
originals intact.

for multiple people what you need is some for of "digital asset
type system. Not sure if there is an open source one. maybe suck the
photos into
a version control system and force some metadata? 


Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 07:14:31PM +1100, Chris Smart wrote:
> What do people use for photo management (that works well)? I have
> thousands of photos from dozens of different devices on a network
> which I need to make useful somehow - that is, if you want to look
> people or events or such you can do so from a range of devices.
> Mission impossible?
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[1] http://rawstudio.org/
[2] http://www.darktable.org/
[3] http://rawtherapee.com/
[4] http://digikam.org/

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