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What a trip! [Jun. 5th, 2007|08:11 am]
Bob Kleemann
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I've just spent a little more than two weeks in France.  I've seen a lot, experienced a lot, and have a lot of stories.  I'll get to writing them down sooner or later.  What I need now though is some suggestions.  What do people like to use to manage their photographs, both off-line and on-line?  We currently have over 1200 pictures to sort through, and I need a good suggestion or two on how to manage them as well as how to display them to friends and family.  So someone, anyone, everyone, please let me know your thoughts on the various programs and services out there.  What's good, what's bad, and what's only so-so? 
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2007-06-05 03:37 pm (UTC)

low-tech solution

Well, relatively speaking. I have a stupid perl script that munches a whole dir of large pics into smaller pics.

I tend to organize directories by date then event, too, so.

Feel free to grab it: http://scrye.com/~tkil/perl/quick-photo-index
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[User Picture]From: kirinqueen
2007-06-05 07:36 pm (UTC)
Flickr is what we use to share photos with the world. I tend to upload everything and then sort through it -- the Organizr is good for that. You can rotate, delete, and tag photos in batches.
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[User Picture]From: rkleemann
2007-06-05 10:45 pm (UTC)
Does the upload and sort it out there approach really work? And more importantly, do you think it'd work out with 1200+ photos?

My original thinking was to do some organization at home, then upload the more-or-less organized batches. If it works just as well to do it all on-line, I might give it a try, but I'm hesitant to believe that I'll be productive that way.
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[User Picture]From: kirinqueen
2007-06-05 11:09 pm (UTC)
I've only ever tried it with ~200 photos at a time, so I can't say, but I suspect if you try to post more than, say, 500 at once, the Uploadr will freak out. But it totally works with smaller batches. And the Organizr is happy dealing with hundreds at a time.

I don't care for iPhoto, but I hear that it's decent for photo organization (I've also heard it's not so good). I do believe that's a Mac-only program. I really don't know much about anything else. I have only been good about regularly taking and sharing photos since I've been using Flickr!
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