Advice wanted: photo archival software

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Joe, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Hello all,

    Currently, I'm using iPhoto 2.0 organise my photos. I'm at 2750 pictures,
    and the feeling is growing that there has to be better software out there to
    organize a photo archive. Something that can handle our archive growing to
    10.000 to 20.000 photos over the next couple of years and let us find
    pictures when we need to.

    Any ideas?


    Joe K.
    Joe, Jan 26, 2004
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  2. Joe

    AArDvarK Guest

    Try XnView, which is free. It handles a great many
    file types and it's thumbnails are databased, so they
    load fast. you'll want the full sized package: as well the databased
    thumbnails take up very little space. mine is 14.8

    My "My Pictures" folder costs 11.93 Gb, 10,101
    files and 396 folders (which includes each zip

    The other costs big bux which is Thumbplus, and
    it's database is much larger depending on how you
    set it up. I have two databases set up, one is over
    63 Mb, the other over 130 Mb, either based on
    thumb quality ... each for the same folder of "My
    pictures" ... all for the same as XnView is doing. ... this program is intended
    as an "image database" and less as an image viewer.
    AArDvarK, Jan 26, 2004
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  3. Joe

    Joe Guest

    That's not available for Mac Os X. I should have specified that I'm using a


    Joe K.
    Joe, Jan 26, 2004
  4. Joe

    AArDvarK Guest

    .... sheesh ... there is so much more out there on the internet for windows.
    AArDvarK, Jan 26, 2004
  5. Joe

    stan Guest

    The new iLife '04 comes with iPhoto '04 which has a lot more features
    than the old iPhoto 2. One feature is that it supports up to 25,000
    images in its library. I am using iPhoto '04 now and I am happy with it.

    If you want something more powerful, consider Extensis Portfolio which
    is a professional-level media cataloging/archiving package. You can find
    information about this product at
    stan, Jan 28, 2004
  6. Joe

    stan Guest

    So much crap. There are good photo archiving packages for Mac OS X users.
    stan, Jan 28, 2004
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