[clug] Photo management?

Ian Munsie darkstarsword at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 07:07:14 UTC 2015

On 23 December 2015 at 17:26, David C <cottrill.david at gmail.com> wrote:
> This seems a workflow problem.
> Why not use WordPress or similar?
> Seems a less than elegant solution, but easily adaptable and with fully
> configurable metadata.

That's an interesting idea - it certainly solves the issue of viewing
photos across multiple devices, but it seems like something that would
be more suitable for use later in the workflow, after sorting and
editing have been completed, and I'm not sure that it would be faster
than simply using the filesystem. It seems more useful for publishing
rather than sorting.

Probably depends on the workflow though - for some people and some
types of photo shoots that might work well, particularly when few (if
any) photos are going to be culled or edited, but for my workflow I
don't think it would.

e.g. in my last photo shoot I took 1,551 photos with a DSLR (.cr2
format, totalling 32GB) and 113 stereo photos (.mpo format totalling
1.1GB). Of these I shortlisted a couple of hundred photos with
geeqie's sort manager before filtering it down to maybe 30 photos and
10 stereo photos as standouts (still have to do another pass or two to
whittle it down further), and have yet to edit any of them.

Using wordpress too early in this particular workflow seems like it
would only get in the way, but using it for the subset I am most happy
with would be ok - but by that point the problem of sorting and
managing them has already been taken care of and all it would be used
for is publishing. But even then, I don't particularly trust wordpress
from a security standpoint so I am more likely to generate static HTML
pages if I were making them public (does anyone have good
recommendations for this actually? I've used jigl, but was not
particularly happy with the result).


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