Back when I first got my digital camera (a Canon Digial Rebel), I knew I had to find some sort of program to keep track of my photos. I looked at many different programs on Linux, but none of them really did what I wanted. I’ve used some iView software on the Mac some times. While it can do what I want, its database is proprietary, which annoys me. It means, among other things, I can’t write my own programs to pull data from that database.
Lately I’ve been checking out the Linux photo management scene again, and I’ve got to say that digiKam is quite the impressive piece of work.
It has a versatile database, nice interface, and loads of features. Its database uses sqlite, so writing my own programs to work with it will be a snap. I’ve been using version 0.7.x, and it looks like the 0.8.x beta will address all of my few remaining complaints.
I’m moving everything over to digiKam.
Kudos to the digiKam deveopers.