Tools for managing digital photos
I recently have been producing a physical photo album from the 2,500 digital images I have. I used a number of tools in the process, so I thought I would blog about them.
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Nice image management tool. I like it because it is fast to use, is file based, and supports image manipulation like red-eye reduction etc.</TD>
Used for cropping photos to 4”x6” for printing as the aspect ratio of the original photos does not match the print format. Has a quick UI for cropping a lot of photos.</TD>
Python script that supports renaming image files to the date the image was created as recorded in the EXIF header. Useful to quickly create a time line for a set of photos.</TD>
Creates a web album for a set of files. Useful for sharing online. Nice to see a mainstream tool written in Java.</TD>
I did try using the latest Google offering Picasa 2. I ended up not liking it as:
It is not file based – it seems (to me) to actively avoid showing a folder-view of your photos. Big deal for me as I manage photos in folders based on date.
Modifications to an image is are not stored immediately in the file. Instead you need to export your changes.
Not efficient to perform batch cropping.</UL>