How to Organize Photo Collection with FOSS
jonathan at jkdwebmagic.com
Thu Nov 2 14:42:54 MST 2006
On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Hill, Greg wrote:
>> iPhoto is amazing. You can tag each picture and make albums on the
>> and instant slideshows. I love it. I think you can even post to a
>> blog with it, but I have not tried it yet. I am still using Gallery2
>> online photo sharing.
> My wife shared your love of iPhoto until it deleted all of her photos
> when she upgraded to a newer version. Yeah, she was a bit miffed about
> that. She lost several hundred photos that hadn't been backed up. She
> uses Adobe Bridge mostly now.
> Do I have a point? Not really. I guess just be careful with any of
> those programs that claim control over your existing files like iPhoto
Very understandable. I was originally concerned with how much control
iPhoto takes over my images. However, I realized that it keeps an
"Originals" folder and I back that up every day (with rsync to my Gentoo
file server) along with everything else on my Mac. The benefits of using
iPhoto are definitely worth it. I am sorry to hear that your wife lost
her photos. Tell her to look forward to Leopard which will come with a
new backup program called Time Machine
(http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/timemachine.html) that looks amazing.
I just realized that this really does not fit with FOSS, since iPhoto is
not free, unless you have a Mac. Sorry.
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