[svlug] Photo sorting software
lrc at red4est.com
Fri Sep 8 01:29:30 PDT 2006
On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 02:08:43PM -0400, Beartooth wrote:
# > Extra bonuses if I can also crop, copy and rename photos.
# A friend, microscopist and pathologist, teaches at the local university
# and maintains a web site well-known in his field; he recommends an app
# called Picasa -- which is now available for linux. Quote :
# If you have any interest in image search and archiving
# functions, this is THE program for it. I couldn't live
# without it.
# I got it and fired it up. It looks pretty daunting to me, but certainly
# very powerful; and some of the daunting may be due to the fact that I do
# very little with pix, beyond using them for desktop backgrounds ...
# (I'd be glad to hear more about this one from linux people, btw.)
Someone on LiveJournal reccomended Picasa. I tried to use it and
absolutely hated it.
For this job, I don't need, or even want, to deal with every picture
on my whole hard drive, but if there was a way to just import a
directory tree, rather than only a directory, or the whole hard drive,
I couldn't find it. Plus, Picasa doesn't totally go away when you
close it. The performance sucks. The list goes on. As far as I can
tell, it's even worse than iPhoto.
Software that holds your hand is one thing, software that holds your
hand and won't let go is really, really annoying.
Larry Colen lrc at red4est.com http://www.red4est.com/lrc
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