Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Tue Jan 15 19:10:56 UTC 2008

Blue Marine is one program I've seen recommended for proper handling of EXIF
data (that's the metadata I was trying to remember).  I was looking for an
alternative to F-Spot because of the poor EXIF-handling at the time.

On Jan 15, 2008 1:56 PM, Kevin Fries <kfries at> wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 19:34 +0100, Milan wrote:
> > Kevin Fries wrote:
> > > This argument has raged before.  Has anyone thought of maybe a
> > > compromise... Something much better than GThumb (not hard) but not
> based
> > > on Mono.  Maybe something like Blue Marine?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Just a thought.  They already package a DEB file and it is about 30M,
> > > not sure how big the other packages are.
> > >
> > >
> > Is Java really better than Mono? Not speaking of needs to stabilize this
> > development version...
> I personally don't have a problem with Mono or Java.  Both are excellent
> technologies in my book.  Each has advantages and disadvantages like any
> technology.  But when I last defended Mono and F-Spot, I got jumped like
> a gang member in the wrong neighborhood.
> Just trying to show options here.  Looking for solutions to defuse the
> argument that erupted last time this was brought up, before the argument
> erupts again.  Hoping to show that while gThumb is a poor product on its
> best days (editorial, I know, but face it, its not good), but F-Spot and
> Mono are not our only solutions.  There are other programs out there
> that are of some serious quality.
> The BM page says that the product is not quite of release quality, but
> lets be real, its not of a professional release quality.  For the
> average consumer, its perfectly stable enough.  I would not want to rely
> on this if I was a professional photographer until a few bugs were
> worked out.  But this product has no more bugs than the average FOSS
> product.
> BTW, I have just briefly played with Blue Marine, and that is one hell
> of a program.  The type that really takes a run away from the second
> rate Windows based graphical tools, and right at the far superior Mac
> based one.  It would definitely be a capabilities upgrade from anything
> in the repos now.  If nothing else, putting that in Multiverse would not
> be the dumbest idea I heard.
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