How to Organize Photo Collection with FOSS

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Thu Nov 2 12:49:04 MST 2006

On Wed, 1 Nov 2006, Ryan Simpkins wrote:

> I'd like to get some opinions from everyone about how they organize their digital
> photo collections.
> Right now I am using gallery2 and I'm not happy with how I started. I have about
> 1,000 family photos spanning 4 years in there right now. I've made the mistake of
> organizing them by family member rather than by date. What I've learned is that my
> gallery visitors don't want to see them organized by person, but by event. Of
> course, recent events are the most interesting and so date organization would work
> better for me.
> Also, I'd like to attach a story to a group of pictures to sort of digitally
> scrapbook special events. I almost want a blog/gallery jammed together.
> So, since I'll pretty much have to start from scratch, what do you recommend as
> tools for the job?

iPhoto is amazing.  You can tag each picture and make albums on the fly 
and instant slideshows.  I love it.  I think you can even post to a photo 
blog with it, but I have not tried it yet.  I am still using Gallery2 for 
online photo sharing.


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