Saturday, August 04, 2007

Linux Digital Photo Management

I've been managing my digital photo collection with command-line tools. I mount the camera

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/nikon
, I copy files with
, I name my own directories and subdirectories, and everything has worked well enough. I can see that as my collection grows I'll need a better system, with better annotation, but I really dislike the way gui-interface software spews duplicate files Heaven only knows where. (I'm talking about you, iPhoto.) Yesterday, I started reading and test-driving Linux "photo management software." Here's what I've been reading and experimenting with so far.

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